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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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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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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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UNFORGETTABLE COASTLINE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 2016

What an unforgettable morning view of the coastline of British Columbia. With excellent weather and calm seas, we are making impeccable timing to our home away from home, Hippa Island. Hope to see you soon!

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DONS ADVENTURE WITH CHARLOTTE QUEEN ADVENTURES

I just got back from Trip five to the Charlotte Queen.   As usual, it was a fantastic trip.   I am fortunate to be able to fish wherever I like and I do so frequently.    My annual destinations include Alaska, Brazil, the south Pacific, and Haida Gwaii.    If I could only do one trip each year it would certainly be a…

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