Salmon Fishing Hippa Island

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IMPRESSIVE

Impressive operation in all respects.  Terrific staff, service & accommodations.  Knowledgeable fishmasters gave GREAT advice and guidance. – Bob.

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NEWEST ADDICTION IN THE KITCHEN!

  Note: All white fish recipes, cut fish to size skinned, pat dry, sprinkle with coarse sea salt Cajun LingCod ¼ cup smoked paprika 1 tbl Dry Mustard 2 tbl chili powder 1 tbl oregano 1 tbl black pepper 1 tbl Amchoor (mango powder) 2 tbl garlic salt 2 tbl onion salt Coat fish in seasoning Sear fish both sides…

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MIXED EMOTIONS

  September already??? Time flies when you’re fishing… Where did the season go?  It feels like we just arrived at Hippa Island and now it’s time to leave again and say farewell until next year. Such torn emotions, obviously we all miss our friends, family, and loved ones but there are still fish to catch!!! Leaving solid yellow bait balls…

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HUMPBACK FRENZY

  It’s sunny and we head south to Red Rocks, a few humpback whales blow in the distance and Hippa Island looks tropical. We set up our net in anticipation of the coho rodeo about to commence. I start shedding layers, it is actually hot and my 4 layers of thermal long underwear was a bit over kill. The humpbacks…

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SHOW TIME

The fog is thick offshore and the slow roll of the ocean with long period waves in between each set is mesmerizing. We head out the North passage yet again to the salmon hot spot and started trolling around at 20 pulls. Almost instantly we hook up on the starboard side, the reel screams out line and I kick the…

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HEIGHTENED SENSES

It’s first light, my favourite time of the day, because it means it’s time to go fishing again! The pea soup fog is hanging low off the water, and the crisp scent of it is invigorating. We head North looking out for other boats and other obstacles. Thank goodness for our GPS and compass, because without any visual landmarks, it…

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CATCH US IF YOU CAN

It’s sunny in Haida Gwaii and not the misty kind of Queen Charlotte Sunshine we have grown to love over the years, but actual Vitamin D kind! As our new fleet of guests start to follow the afternoon fishmaster out of the mouth of Nesto Inlet, all boats came to a dead stop as a pod of over a dozen…

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THE FIGHT IS ALWAYS REWARDED

Flat calm waters, and out of nowhere got a couple of head shakes and a big pull, so though I had a halibut, pulled it all the way up, couple of head shakes, back down a few times, and finally got it to the boat and low and behold a 31 lbs salmon pooped his heads through the sea foam…

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DERBY 2016

The moment the crew hears the sound of the helicopter in the distance, all hands are on deck. The well oiled changeover machine swings into full gear and all the inbound freight and bags are unloaded promptly. The outbound fish is loaded up and bound for our flight in Sandspit before our next flight of inbound guests arrive. This trip…

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NEVER GO HUNGRY

I have never been to sea before, as I embarked the Charlotte Queen for my first maiden voyage, I was running on fumes. I worked until 1 am and hadn’t even packed yet, when my dad pulled up to pick me up with a couple of chatty dudes I didn’t know to drive to Canada eh? I got excited when…

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