First Class Fishing

Fishing Boats & Equipment

From the moment you arrive at Queen Charlotte Lodge 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.

Our fleet of fishing boats is comprised of 3 classifications of vessels, the aluminum center-console QCL Classic boats, the deluxe, fully guided QCL Bridgeview and the QCL Grady White.

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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 Bridgeviews

After more than 29 years resident on the north coast of Haida Gwaii we know a little about the boats required to fish BC’s northernmost waters. Four 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.  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’ll add 3 more boats to the 80-Series, bringing the total to seven, in addition to the eight 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!

Fishing Boats & Equipment

QCL Grady Whites

To round out the fleet, Queen Charlotte Lodge features 15 Grady White fishing machines.  World famous; these fiberglass vessels are the ultimate platform for fishing the waters of Haida Gwaii.

The Grady White Gulfstream 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.  Two of the Grady Whites are larger 28 foot Sailfish 282 models, offering even more space for your group to enjoy a day together.

These vessels are equipped with VHF marine radio, Sirius satellite radio, GPS and depth sounder, full safety gear and the best fishing tackle and equipment. The Grady Whites can comfortably handle 2-4 anglers, and are provided only on a Guided basis. You are definitely choosing the top of the line fishing experience when you select our QCL Grady White vessels!

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