Salmon Fishing Hippa Island

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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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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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WELCOME ABOARD!

We are back at Hippa for our 2014 fishing season and loving every moment. Location…location…location…need I say more… The fish are here and they are hungry, not just feisty June salmon, but halibut, ling cod and rockfish galore. These waters are hot already and hungry for more takers, come join us on board the Charlotte Queen! Chef Pierre is back…

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Highest Chinook Salmon Abundance Ever!!!

We are happy to announce the Pacific Salmon Commission recently released its highest ever Abundance Index for Northern BC Chinook salmon. The Commission is the regulatory body formed by the US and Canadian governments to implement the Pacific Salmon Treaty. The Abundance Index is at the heart of the Commission’s work, helping to determine preseason estimates for the various regions…

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