“The charm of fishing is that it’s the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable. A perpetual serious of occasions for hope” – Sir John Buchan
I think this quote perfectly sums up what fishing is for me and also what early season in the Haida Gwaii is. With more and more fish showing up over the last few days the anticipation and excitement for those first big fish of the season starts building. We’ve seen a few Tyees landed, but I haven’t been fortunate enough to see one on the end of one of my guests line yet. It’s a roll of the dice, do I continue fishing a little farther off shore and stay in the numbers or do I move in close and start working the rocks, kelp and structure. A Tyee is elusive but yet attainable and like anything in nature the bigger it is the less of them there are. It takes a bit of luck and persistence but putting guests on top of these fish is the end goal. I think I’ll be holding on to hope for that next perpetual series of occasions myself.