A dime bright May Chinook comes to the boat

Haida Gwaii’s Underrated Early Season Fishing

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  When it comes to salmon fishing the words “early season” normally imply the time period leading up to peak season or in fisherman’s terms it means slow fishing. This may be true for some areas of the BC coast that rely on a specific run of Chinook salmon that arrive on the same week every year, like clockwork. Here on the west coast of Haida Gwaii we begin our season in mid-May with the expectation of catching Chinook in good numbers right out of the gates. The islands west coast is one of the first land masses these fish…

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Salmon fishing Cartwright Sound

Fishing Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlotte Islands in 2017

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Winter is upon us and so our minds can’t help but wonder what lies ahead for the 2017 fishing season. Much can be said for the great fishing we experienced this past season. As usual Cartwright Sound didn’t let us down in 2016 and produced some great Chinook (King) and Coho (silver) salmon fishing throughout the season. Halibut fishing was productive as usual for fish in the 20 to 70 pound range. But enough about the past, what about the upcoming season? Fortunately all predictions point towards strong early runs of US bound Chinook which make up the majority of...
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Trevor Bulman with a tyee sized Chinook

June 15, 2016 Fishing Report

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Our season got off to a great start in May with good numbers of Chinook right out of the gates. The good salmon fishing has persisted through the first half of June with some fantastic all day action resulting in some 30+ fish days for Chinook. Not a lot of big fish around yet but a ton of action for scrappy springs in the 17 to 22 pound range. Prevailing Northwest winds have prevented us from accessing some of our other salmon fishing hotspots so we are looking forward to calmer weather. Halibut fishing has been productive as usual and…

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Massive Salmon

To Mooch or Not to Mooch

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When it comes to salmon fishing on the BC coast everyone has a sure fire method to get fish to the boat. Depending who you talk to these methods could range from trolling fast with a flasher and anchovy to slow trolling a whole herring that’s wearing a plastic helmet. One thing these methods all have in common is the use of a downrigger to keep your gear working at the right fish catching depth. There is so much flashy fish attracting gear on the market today and opinions on how to effectively use it its enough to make your…

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