Fishing reel

Xayas Island

Species: Salmon

Location: British Columbia

Why we chose it

Coho; Good numbers of fish

When to fish: July through August.

Where to fish: The open water 40 miles out from Prince Rupert.

Tip: Use two- to four-inch foam baitfish-pattern dries for surface takes, three- to five-inch Deceivers that mimic herring or needlefish, or light spoons such as the Luhr Jensen Coyote Spoon.

—Mark Pendlington, host of Sportfishing BC

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