May 30, 2015 Duane Foerter0

FishMistress Report – May 28th

Things have been busy at Queen Charlotte Lodge getting ready for the 2015 season and the 25th anniversary year. A group of staff have been up at the lodge since May 8th preparing for opening day while the rest of the staff arrived on May 22nd.

Our group of guides have been out test fishing everyday with great results. Chinook salmon have been caught from each point of our fishing grounds as well as a few early Coho. The first Tyee of the season was caught on Wednesday, May 27th from Browns Pile!

Queen Charlotte Lodge has made a few changes this year, one being a new Fishmaster boat to better assist everyone on the water. Boats have been updated with new consoles, the addition of two new 23ft Grady Whites have been added to the fleet and a more specialized selection of tackle will be available for guests.
We look forward to a great season and seeing new and familiar faces at the lodge.


Bell Ringer Report – May 29th
Hello Fish Finatics!

Jin and his Red Boot Team are back at the Bell Ringer with some tasty new treats and are ready to spice it up with your choice of beverage!
This year we are continuing the “Taste of B-Sea” program where you can purchase all sorts of seafood ranging from West Coast hot smoked to Lox and Indian Candy. See Jessica when you arrive.
I’ve seen plenty of fish come through the Bell Ringer this week. Our last group limited out on their Chinook averaging around 20lbs!

Nothing but sunshine in the harbour this past week! I’m excited to see you all this season down at the Bell Ringer.
“Catch” you at the scale!



May 27, 2015 Duane Foerter1

Only 3 days until Opening for 2015!

The entire QCL summer team has been in sunny Naden Harbour for several days now, settling in, training and getting prepared to welcome our guests for our 25th season!
And what a season it’s going to be! We’re excited to introduce some fantastic new programs in both food & beverage as well as in fishing & marine. Keep on eye on future blog posts to hear all about it!

Our guide team has been in a week-long “guide school” – both on the water and in the “classroom” – checking out the fishing grounds. Veterans are sharing the fine points with some new additions to the team, ensuring they are entirely up to speed with the QCL fishing program. They’re finding lots of fish, mainly those brawny feeder Springs in the 15-25 pound class. They’re hitting anything green run behind a flasher at 25-30 feet! Anchovies are also working very well and our famous Tiger Prawn spoon is killer. Cape Naden to Bird 1 have been especially productive these past few days and we’re spending more time checking out B-II to Klashwun Point this week. Moderate northwest winds and big blue skies have been hanging around for over a week now and are predicted to continue through the weekend – it feels like summer! Tides will be moderate for opening weekend, with changes of 7 to 10 feet.

After opening day, look forward to more frequent posts, coming from the Fishmaster, the Bell Ringer, the Guide Team and from Shooter! You’ll really know what’s going on up here this summer! Stay tuned!