For over 30 years, Mick Heath has been a passionate fisherman, exploring the Pacific Coast from Oregon to Alaska. However, it was Rivers Inlet that captured his heart. Nestled amidst the breathtaking Great Spirit Bear Rainforest, teeming with wildlife, and blessed with calm, sheltered waters, Rivers Inlet quickly became Mick's favorite fishing spot.
Johanna Heath, who fell for the magical charm of the inlet over a decade ago, soon became a skilled salmon sport fisher. The impressive catch in the photo doesn't even show her largest haul! Married in 2013, Mick and Johanna are thrilled to embark on their first season at Finn Bay Lodge, as it coincides with their ten-year wedding anniversary.
Mick and Johanna have always dreamed of sharing unforgettable fishing adventures with guests in the heart of Rivers Inlet. Although Finn Bay Lodge was set to open on 7/14/21, the COVID crisis and supply chain issues forced them to delay the opening.
Fortune smiled when they met Clyde and Priscilla Carlson, the owners of Hakai Lodge. The Carlsons were considering retirement but wanted their beloved guests to keep making cherished memories on the water. They were delighted that Mick and Johanna wanted to take over Hakai Lodge, which is now being moved to Finn Bay and will reopen as Finn Bay Lodge in summer 2023—just a stone's throw away from the best fishing in the world.
Finn Bay Lodge reflects the Heaths' love for fishing and their appreciation for nature's beauty. Guests can expect comfortable cabins and boats, delicious home-cooked meals, and knowledgeable fishing guides. Finn Bay Lodge is the perfect getaway for anglers of all experience levels seeking the adventure of a lifetime on the water.
Mick and Johanna can't wait to welcome you to Finn Bay Lodge, where lifelong memories are waiting to be made.