It’s been a fun weekend trip, as our guests have enjoyed some good snaps of salmon fishing over the last couple of days. With a very calm morning on the water, many folks brought in some nice halibut in addition to their salmon catch.
This morning my three guests and I departed the dock at 7am and our first stop was Cape Naden. I knew we were in for a great morning, as there was a humpback feeding in the east bay. On our first pass the the port side rod buried into the water and five minutes later we boated a beautiful seventeen-pound Chinook. As the morning progressed more boats joined us, with most boats bumping into a few fish. Over the course of the day we played with nearly a dozen salmon in the teen size range, as well as sneaking out to pull up a few halibut between tide changes.
Although some light easterly winds came up in the afternoon, it was yet again another great day in Haida Gwaii! It seems that many of us have found the “stick, stay, make it pay” method of fishing to be working best over the past few days in order to catch the flurries of action at any of our major fishing points. It has been a great start to the season and we are excited to see what the rest of our season has in store.
Jackson “Wacko Jacko”