First Class Fishing

Fishing Boats & Equipment

From the moment you arrive at QCL you will know that we take your fishing seriously. From arguably the finest dock facility of its kind anywhere, to the immaculately prepared and maintained fleet of fishing boats and equipment, we address every detail of your angling experience.

To best reflect the the range of services and equipment available to our guests, our fleet of fishing boats is now comprised of 4 classifications of vessels. The QCL Classics  are custom-built, aluminum center-console boats of 19-22 feet and are available with or without a guide. Our newest group are called Coho Class and are three fully-guided, deluxe, 22-foot cousins of our main fleet of 26-foot Bridgeviews.  Moving on up the scale, we have Chinook Class – also fully guided.  Both Chinook and Tyee classes feature vessels in aluminum or fibreglass.  In this class we have thirteen 23-foot Grady White Gulfstream 232’s and our three 24-foot Broadwaters. The top flight – Tyee Class – is made up of our eleven 26-foot Bridgeviews and the two 28-foot QCL Grady White Sailfish 282’s.  See the photo galleries below for more details.

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Fishing Boats & Equipment

QCL Classic Boats

The QCL Classic boats range in size from 19’ to 22’. These vessels are an aluminum center console design, providing maximum space for fishing ease. Ranging from 90 HP to 125 HP, boats are equipped every season with brand new Mercury Marine 4-stroke engines to ensure guests have the best on-water experience possible. These vessels are provided on a Guided or Non-guided basis. All boats are equipped with high quality Islander MR3 reels paired with a custom 10.5’ mooching rod. Over the years we have listened to your requests and this is evidenced by the placement of a pair of electric downriggers in every boat, in addition to standard mooching equipment for weighted rod fishing. Each boat is also equipped with a combination GPS unit and depth Sounder. VHF marine radios, Sirius satellite radios and a varied set of fishing gear round out the standard features. Of course all of the gear and equipment required to fish for halibut is also placed into your well supplied tackle box.

Rest assured that you will leave the dock with everything you need for a successful day!

Fishing Boats & Equipment

QCL Coho Class

For the 2020 season we asked Bridgeview Marine to develop a new 22-foot centre-console T-top boat for us.  It was modelled after the 26-foot version that we adopted in 2018.  We have used three of these models in the 2020/2021 seasons and they’ve been a huge hit. Perfectly set up for 2 guests plus guide, these beauties are in a class of their own – Coho Class – and they’re quickly becoming a favourite.

Fishing Boats & Equipment

QCL Chinook Class

A large component of our guided fleet falls into the Chinook Class – mid-sized boats featuring 13 Grady White Gulfstream 232’s and our three 24-foot Broadwaters.  The Gradys are world famous, fibreglass fishing vessels and are the preferred platform for many of our guests while fishing the waters off Haida Gwaii.  The 232’s are extra wide with a 9’3” beam and are 23’ in length. In addition to the large fishing deck, each boat has an on-board toilet which is a welcome feature – especially for mixed company. The hull design provides a soft comfortable ride, and gets you out to the fishing grounds and back safely, swiftly, in ultimate comfort. The Broadwaters are beautiful aluminum T-Top, centre-console boats with a comfortable, full walk-around deck and concealed head onboard.  Custom-built here on the north coast, they’re true fishing machines.

All are equipped with VHF marine radio, Sirius satellite radio, GPS and depth sounder, full safety gear and the best fishing tackle and equipment. The Chinook Class vessels can comfortably handle 2-4 anglers, and are provided only on a Guided basis.

Fishing Boats & Equipment

QCL Tyee Class

After more than 30 years fishing on the north coast of Haida Gwaii we know a little about the boats required to fish BC’s northernmost waters. Five years ago we custom-designed a new fishing vessel, working with skilled boatbuilders in the northern BC town of Prince Rupert.  Refining this prototype, we’ve developed what has proved to be the ideal fishing vessel for us and we decided to call them Tyee Class.  Stable, smooth riding, fast and incredibly roomy, the new design is a hit.  For 2019 we added eight more vessels in two slightly different versions. 

The 90-Series Bridgeviews feature a fully-covered, walk around centre console, built-in head facility forward and ample space for the guide and up to 4 anglers.  The 80-Series boats are identical but feature an enclosed, walk around, centre cabin – offering additional shelter and comfort.  These are really well-designed fishing machines with lots of room to move around and play the fish.  For the 2020 season we added 3 more boats to the 80-Series, bringing the total to six, in addition to the five 90-Series vessels.  We’ve outfitted these stunning 26-footers with Mercury’s 300 hp SeaPro engine to provide ample power and excellent ocean fishing performance.  Set up with state of the art electronics, Scotty downriggers and our premium tackle, the QCL Bridgeview is a true north coast fishing machine!  Tyee Class also includes two of the larger 28-foot Grady White Sailfish 282 models, offering even more space for your group to enjoy a day together.

Amazing fishing, great location and they really put the customer first in everything that they do. From the lodge itself, the boats and equipment and the food, everything was first class. This was my first time visiting QCL and will definitely not be my last!!!

~Andrew G on TripAdvisor