Have a special angler in your life? Winter Steelhead is just around the corner…. Do you want to give someone a fishing trip so great they will be thanking you until next Christmas? Why not give the gift of a bent rod…
Contact us to put together a trip that caters to the angler in your life!
This fall did offer some excellent salmon fly fishing opportunities. The fishing this season was a little different that the previous years… We normally get a good blast of rain in September and this year was an exception. Going months with no rain, there wasn’t much for water in most of Vancouver Island’s rivers. Meaning we were fishing off the beach’s and estuaries catching chromers into October. There was no shortage of fish! We we’re just catching them in the salt water. No complaints! They were hot and feisty with the take and could peel an unlimited amount of line off the reel, that is; if you could keep them off the barnacles.
We were often sharing of fishing space with the locals!! The bears were actively fishing if fairly close proximity. There wasn’t a shortage of food for them so they weren’t bothered with what we were doing. This isn’t always the case, some big boars can get aggressive with their fishing spot.
There is 5 weeks left until the end of the 2012 ocean fishing season. If you haven’t booked a fishing trip in this area before and are thinking about it, you still have time left to fill your freezer! Here are a few pictures of some great people and their catch while fishing out of Port Hardy, Port Mcneill and Telegraph Cove this year.
Another “skunk free” season so far and did you know that we GUARANTEE a catch on all full day charters. We are the only charter company on the North Island that offers this!
I wanted to share a well put together video of the Northern end of Vancouver Island. This video gives a realistic look at what Port Mcneill and Port Hardy have to offer to anybody who appreciates nature and the outdoors. I live in one of the most pristine places on the planet!
As the salmon finish up spawning in the local rivers, us steelheaders are patiently awaiting for another river fishing season… Winter Steelhead. We should be swinging into our first winter run steelhead sometime near the end of Movember (if your lucky) but more likely in December.
We will be bouncing around floating and hiking a few systems which hold earlier runs of fish (Nov-Feb). As the season progress’s we will be moving around to a few systems which start producing chromers in early Febuary and tail off in April. So if you are looking to book a trip in “prime time” it really depends on how you prefer fish. Since there is a variety of rivers which will be holding winter steel, we put together our trips to suit your needs. We recommend booking mid Dec to April so there is no disappointments.
On Vancouver Island we’re blessed with mild winters and we see much more rain than we do cold temperatures or snow. Water levels are higher than fall flows and can be unstable when hit with large amounts of rain. We do have smaller rivers which come up and drop fast and larger rivers which take time to swell and slow to drain. Unfortunately there is no cfm meter’s in this remote area so local knowledge will definetly benefit an angler in all water situations. Depending on what style you prefer to fish there is a river that will fit your needs. Don`t hold out on what could be your trip of a lifetime!