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Robert Reinhardt lands a White Chinook from Salamanca Point, Galiano Island on August 13, 2019
22 lb 6 oz white spring caught one hour after Whaler Bay high tide slack at dusk on herring aid coho killer and green flash at 90 ft.
Decklan Finlay catching pink salmon on the fly from Campbell River on August 10
Noel Manuel lands a Coho from Beechy head on August 10 2019
Beechy beast - Reeling the hoochie in to reset it this coho took it off the surface like a shark getting a seal.
Ava Marie lands a Spring Salmon from Bamfield on July 2019
Poets Nook - Stayed at Poets Nook ~ Caught these beauties my partner and I within a 1/2 hour! It was was a calm, brilliant, beautiful day and the fishing was awesome (not to mention the great people at Poets Nook Campground and Marina 👍).
What??? 10-year-old Koel Gisebrechts and his 33-lb Chinook at fantastic French Creek early August. Do you know Koel? He’s the local kid who fishes off the dock at the marina. Area reporter Brad Hay took him out fishing, and he hooked this monster at 100 ft on the first drop of the morning. Well done, Koel—can you teach us how you do it? And well done, Brad—you truly are an Island Fisherman. That’s the kind of spirit that makes us all better people.
Wow! Devin Svensen picked up a 32 lb Tyee at French Creek August 10. What’s your secret Devin? ...Devin? …Hello?
Gerry Geiger lands a Chinook at Cree Island—July 20, 2019
2019 Salmon Beach trip - Fishing with Paul and Jimmy MacMunn on my boat Someday, and another great bunch of guys lead by Matt Thornton on the boat Black Ops. It was our yearly adventure fishing out of Ukee. With the word that Cree Island was the place to be we work the area hard for a couple of days. This beauty hit a spatterback hootchie hard. It was a great fight and I will always remember seeing this fish out 20 yards from the boat and thinking this is the biggest fish of the year. Paul snapped a great picture and captured a moment in time I will always cherish. Like good friends, you appreciate them for a long time.
Shore casting Jalisco, Mexico
Owen Luckhurst lands a Trevally (Toro in Mexico) from Melaque on Feb 7, 2019. Thought I would have one last cast before packing the rods away for the flight home. Caught this beauty Trevally (Toro) on a 5-6" casting plug from shore right in front of the hotel around mid-day.
A great day of fishing
Brandi Lea lands a Chinook from Area 7 on July 26. Fishing was slow... I was almost dozing off for a nap when my rod went crazy! This fish fought so hard I ended up with battle wounds! Was the perfect evening. 24lb Chinook.
Tom Vaida lands a Chinook from Victoria on August 6, 2019
23lb 5oz Chinook from the Victoria waterfront on my first day of August fishing. Sure glad that we can now keep one!
Beauty Chinook - 21 pound Chinook caught on an anchovy at 35 feet in 60 feet of water right off Gordon’s Beach in Sooke BC!
No Bananas strikes again!
Rob lands a Chinook from Kitty Coleman on August 3rd, 2019. Trolling the hump at Kitty Coleman running a No Bananas spoon late afternoon and caught this beauty Chinook salmon!
Out-Fishing Her Dad!
Owen May lands a Chinook from Kitty Coleman on August 4th, 2019. Well fishing with Dad (Fish Assassin) at Kitty Coleman, using a very special Tomic plug this young lady landed this 24lb monster without any help, during day leave from the Sea Cadet program…. Well Done!
Passing down the tiller
Nic Pulley crabbing from Port of Everett on July 5, 2019
First Chinook of the season!
Kathryn Mitchell lands a Chinook from Area 27 Cliffe Point on July 1, 2019 - Beauty day out on the water….best way to celebrate Canada Day!!
KIKO Lures pay off for Bruce Gyles! Eight out of twelve Chinook hooked on the KIKO during a 90-minute evening tour on Campbell River. This one was hooked at 240ft trolling 2.5kph.
"Spring Time" Campbell River
This is a photo of my grandaughter Madison Trotto, taken on a charter with Crabby's Fishing Charter June 14, 2019. One of many Springs caught and released that day.
Robyn Thiessen lands a Chinook from Campbell River on Aug 11, 2018
Fish Kiss - We had been on the water since first light and had little to no bites all day. This was our first fish of the day and it was at 8:30PM!! I refused to go home defeated! Hints why I was so happy when I hooked into this one and he got a big ol' smooch!
Brandi Lea lands a Chinook from Nanaimo on June 9, 2019
What a Day - Perfect afternoon on the water. Fishing was on fire, released this Chinook out at the fingers. Fishing oil slick hootchies and lemon lime flashers. Any day on the water is a perfect day.
Gil d'Oliveira lands a Steelhead from Sproat River on 2005 December
Big Mamma - Catch and Release to make future babies
Crystal Parenteau's first ever salmon caught at Kirby on a big eye spoon June 8, 2019! She's pretty surprised, wouldn't you say?
Crystal Parenteau's first ever salmon caught at Kirby on a big eye spoon June 8, 2019! She's pretty surprised, wouldn't you say?
Russ Strom lands a ling cod from Chatham Point on May 22, 2019
Ling cod fishing - just drifting over a reef at 140 ft with a 16 oz white leadhead, had a good tug, brought up this nice ling!
Montagu Lee lands a Winter Chinook from Campbell River on February 2019
Prototype Plug Testing - Testing a fishinator prototype plug and nailed this 14lbs winter chinook at 80ft and screamed reel. That feeling hooking into a nice fish with a prototype plug is a great experience.
Jimmy Sweett lands a Chinook from Bowen Island on April 14, 2019
Beauty Chinook off Bowen Island - Caught this beauty spring 110 feet down on lighthouse derby winner spoon.
Good Time Dave’s Fishing Charters lands a Chinook from East Sooke on May 16 2019
East Sooke Slab - First big returning hatchery Chinook of the year. 25lbs successfully released to swim another day.
Brandi Lea lands a Chinook from Nanaimo on April 29 2019
Catch and release of this nice hatchery Chinook. Beautiful healthy fish. Off to swim another day.
Girl Power! Lauren Kildaw lands a Chinook from Bamfield on August 2018
August of 2018 we stayed in Bamfield and caught this 18lb chinook at whittlestone Point. We hooked this fish with 5 minutes of trolling an anchovy and flasher. It took two of the girls to reel in and an amazing dad to net it! Once it was in the net and in the cooler, sea sickness hit and we were back to the dock right away. Spirits were lifted when the sun shone and the girls got to pose with their fish.
Ryker Klyne lands a Spring from Alberni Canal–Bamfield on March 02 2019
Ryker just turned 6 and caught this winter spring just outside of Headquarters Bay in the Alberni Canal. Ryker's passion is fishing and he would spend every day on the ocean if it was an option. He can eye ball perfect leaders and he is able to tie all of his own gear. He caught this fish during the March Logger's Derby held at Poets Nook. He attended his first derby at 6 weeks old. Watch for him in the sound.
Randy lands a Lingcod from French Creek on 2018-08-01
22# linger French Creek - A beautiful day jigging for those Mad lingers over at Lasquetti. Came up with a 22 pounder on the swim bait.
Cody Buckle lands a Chinook Salmon from Oak Bay on 2018-07-29
A quick morning limit an home in time for breakfast! All thanks to the Gibbs herring aid Wee G and green splatter back Rhys Davis strip head behind oki flashers.
First Halibut I ever caught and I thought I had bottom 66.5 lbs I'll never forget that day
Connie McAllan lands a Halibut from Port Renfrew BC on 2016-04-30
Hali Heaven - Picked these up on the troll with white turd with a purple and gold flasher
Bryan Dubinsky lands a Halibut from Esperanza on 2016-05-28
An early morning catch by my father, landing a Rainbow Trout from Powell River
From Wayne Poucher on 2019-03-19
One Proud Papa - This is my father out fishing with my uncle in Powell River landing a nice Rainbow. My dad loves your magazine.
From Wayne Poucher on 2019-03-19
Erik Van Vliet lands a sweet Chinook off Bere Point, Malcolm Island
Port McNeill on 2018-08-26
Rick Shannon lands a Chinook from Gibsons, BC
August Spring, Gibsons, BC - 36" Spring caught on an "Irish Cream" Skinny G, Used a 5" Peetz Evolution Reel to bring it in at Salmon Rock around the corner from Gibsons Marina, August 2018.
Love Hali season - Wife and I with some ocean gold! Derek & Barb Bond with a nice pair of earnings!
Love Hali season - Wife and I with some ocean gold! Derek & Barb Bond with a nice pair of earnings!
Maximum chrome - Campbell River fishing at its finest.
Steve Hiebert lands a Chinook from Campbell River B.C. on 2018-07-04
Levi Thomas lands a Coho from Vancouver Island river on 2018-12-24
Gibran White on the Conuma
Gibran White of Nootka Marine Adventures with a shine Coho out of the Conuma River near Moutcha Bay Resort.
Kyle Bryan lands a Chinook and Coho from McKay Bay Lodge, Bamfield, BC on 2018-09-07
Bragging in Bamfield - Picked up five chinook and one coho at Pill Point and Swale Rock in Barkley Sound. Were top boat for the day at McKay Bay Lodge. Fish caught using Black Double Glow and Purple UV Coyote Flashers and Anchovies.
OMG What A Day - Fish Assassin (Owen) was at it again catching this 40+ pounder, while dragging a Tomic 602, testing out a new set of Amundson Rods and Amundson TMX5 reels. Lines were at 400ft with 20# balls on my Scotty HP Downriggers. What an awesome day shared with my friend, Big Green Machine. Well done James.
Owen lands a Chinook from Campbell River on 2018-08-01
Dan giving back the flasher to Josh.
My biggest cutthroat trout, it put up a good fight and out-sized my boyfriend's catch that day! A proud moment! Way to Go Laura Graf -Cutthroat Trout from Upper Campbell Lake.
17 Pound Spring - Picked this one up trolling in the Alberni Inlet near China Creek
Caroline Watts lands a Chinook from Port Alberni – Inlet on 2018-08-05
Derby Winner! Barb Bond lands a derby winning Chinook from Trap Shack on 2018-08-05
My wife with the women's winning 20.65 lb fish in the Sooke Derby - Got the top fish for females out at the Sooke Salmon Enhancement derby.
Tommy White lands a White Spring Salmon from Nanaimo Fingers on 2018-08-05
The fish surfaced 3 times before I could get it in the boat. Weighed in just over 14 lbs.
Danica Schwager lands a Spring Salmon from Hunter Island (caught) weighed in at Port Alberni, BC on 2018-08-04
Danica Schwager - 11 years of age, avid fisher girl and Tyee Club member. Spends summers fishing with her papa at the cabin in Julia’s Passage.
First ever spring caught!
Tracey lands a Spring from Kitty Coleman on 2018-07-14
Bucket List checked off! Jan Gersten lands a Chinook from Cree on 2018-08-01
Finally got her 30.5lbs TYEE at 81 years young – Jan Gersten from Idaho. Caught at Cree on anchovy. Silvers Charters Charters Sports Fishing – Guide John MacDonald
Linden’s First Ling! - Caught jigging with Dad and his bro Daniel on a glassy evening at Gabriola Reefs.
Linden Boyte lands a Ling from Gabriola Reefs on 2018-07-17
Big Spring - 30 pound spring caught on a spoon.
Jeff Butchers lands a Chinook/Spring from French Creek on 2018-07-29
Dale Kneller lands a Salmon from Port Hardy on 2010-07-27
Dale Kneller lands a Halibut from Port Hardy on 2010-08-02
Darren Munro lands a Chinook from Campbell River on 2018-07-07
Fishing the hump in Campbell River and hooked into this beauty 17 lb spring. Great day on the water with great friends. Caught and released 28 fish and ate well that night.
Robert Weeks lands a 35.5 lb Tyee from Campbell River on 2018-08-02
Waypoint Guide Service
David Robinson lands a Spring salmon from 6 miles offshore Winter Harbour on 2018-07-29
Fishing on the highway off Winter Harbour. Caught at 210 feet on a white glow hootchie. 25 lbs.
Frank Holman lands a Spring or chinook from Cliff Pt Winter Harbour on 2018-07-15
Frank Holman’s nice Chinook - Frank Holman caught this dandy spring at Cliff Pt last July 15th evening.
Daddy Daycare - Kyle Milburn lands a Chinook from Area 14 Hornby Island on 2018-02-03
My good friend and Tyler Ammerlaan and I try and get our kids out fishing as much as possible. The fishing off Denman and hornby can be great in February prior to the herring spawn but the challenge is the weather. Not to worry we through the kids in their ski gear and armed with lots of snacks we get out there!
Got Chya! - Thank you
Heather Bauman lands a Salmon from just off of Sooke on 2018-06-12
30 - Good day to miss work!
Brent Schmidt lands a Spring from Port McNeill on 2018-07-21
North Island - My 6 year old Olive Schmidt's first catch all by herself and my 30
Olive Schmidt lands a Chinook from Port McNeill on 2018-07-31
First Spring Salmon of 2018! - First spring of the season
Sarah Ritchie lands a Spring Salmon from Nootka Sound on 2018-06-24
Sarah Ritchie lands a Ling Cod from Nootka Sound on 2018-07-22
Nootka Sound July 2018 - We camp at Cougar Creek every summer. Beautiful setting and beautiful fishing.
Sylvia Van Hage lands a Spring from Gold River on 2018-06-15
Wes Barker lands a Yellow Eye from Chatham Point on 2018-05-17
That will do - Nice fish brought from Possession Point
Ken Hitchin lands a Spring Salmon from Sooke on 2018-07-31
Amanda Trace lands a Chinook from Nootka Sound on 2018-07-17
Big springs on the West Coast - Doing what we love most ,spending time on the water playing fish getting sunshine with lots of catch and release in beautiful Nootka Sound.
Shannon Kraska lands a Chinook from Campbell River on 2018-07-28
Can you feel my excitement? Caught this Chinook within the first 30 minutes of dropping the ball. We decided to run a little bit further out due to the amount of boats, so we went deep and dropped 260 feet. The moment it came off the ball we knew we caught a big one. After a bit of a long fight, and letting it run on its own, it got tired and I finally got to reel it in and my husband grabbed it with the net when it was beside the boat. My biggest fish ever! Can you tell by the expression on my face?
June fishing in Port Hardy - 25 lb chinook - Michael's biggest catch yet.
Chinook Salmon from North tip of island from Port Hardy on 2018-06-05
Got this 26 pounder on a Gibbs Irish cream skinny g st 140 feet
Brad Hay lands a Chinook from French Creek on 2018-07-29
2nd salmon ever! 35 lbs
Chris Murdock lands a Chinook from Courtenay, BC on 2018-07-29
Kanin Kassinen getting “the big one” as usual.
Prospect Lake Smallmouth Bass from Victoria BC on 2018-06-25.
Angela Atkinson lands a Spring from Hump on 2018-07-27
First fishing trip of the year with East West Charters (Mark Stewart). We had a great day and caught our limit in no time.
Fishing with Fletchers Sportfishing - slamming salmon in Bamfield
Stevie Liddle lands a Chinook, coho from Bamfield on 2018-07-22
Fishing with Fletchers Sportfishing - Sunshine and Hali fishing
Stevie Liddle lands a Halibut from Bamfield on 2018-07-18
Beauty 20 lb football from Camper Creek
Stevie Liddle lands a Chinook from Port Renfrew on 2018-06-08
Bigmouth - Caught this beauty topwater fishing on the 2nd cast of the day!
Shaun Gurney lands a Largemouth bass from Elk Lake on 2018-05-16
Jason Herasemluk lands a Chinook Salmon from Nootka on 2016-06-16
Stevie Liddle lands a 27 lb Chinook from Bamfield on 2017-08-27
Fletchers Sportfishing - Good things come to those who bait!
Stevie Liddle lands a Halibut from Bamfield on 2018-03-26
My first salmon - Caught this beauty day before a derby.
Debbie lands a Spring from French Creek, Parksville, BC on 2018-05-04
Jimmy lands a Coho from Puntledge River, Courtenay, BC on 2017-10-19
Maddex lands a Salmon from Saturna Island on 2018-06-27
Finally a keeper! - After catching a few small salmon we finally got this keeper!! Maddex (age 8) reeled in this fish all by himself! It was a great day!
Dianne Strom lands a spring salmon from Rock Bay on 2018-06-24
First week of retirement I caught a 42.5 lb spring on a Jack Smith hoochie at the wall at Rock Bay. What a nice surprise!
Rick Jakimchuk lands a Chinook salmon and Lingcod from Sidney on 2018-07-01
Great day on the water - Within minutes of putting our lines down, Brent Fisherman and we’re into a big lingcod, caught just outside the RCA area between Forest Island and Sidney Spit. After being so blessed with a keeper ling, we decided to try our luck at Coal Island for a few Chinook. Using Irish cream skinny G spoons at 80ft we tricked three large Chinook, keep two, lost one. Just another day fishing in calm, sunny seas around Sidney, BC.
Chris Knudsen lands a Chinook from Nanaimo (fingers) on 2018-07-17
Evening Jig - Slower night trolling when I succumbed to my 7 year old's request to go jigging. He had his lure in the water all of 5 minutes when he hooked into this 20Lb’er. Beautiful night with my youngest and my wife!
Campbell River Spring
Derek Bond lands a Chinook from Campbell River on 2018-07-24
A successful day out with my husband Cameron, and some nice spring salmon
Cameron McIntosh lands a Chinook from Kitty Coleman on 2018-07-07
Kaiden Davies caught this fish on one of his great grandpa's hoochie and a green lucky lager flasher at Kitty Coleman, July 23. Photo submitted by Cheyne Davies.
Mike Reelman caton lands a Chinook from Mears bluff on 2017-06-26. Played by Vinnny and netted by uncle Mike, nice 12 pound spring at 87ft hit a lighthouse Reelman spoon a gave Vinny a 13 minute fight he will never forget!
Hagen Kruger lands a Chinook from Barkley Sound on 2018-06-16 right at dawn June 16th 2018. Captain Kruger with a 15 lb. Spring.
Ryan McCarthy of Campbell River out for the day - is that the best you got, Dad?
Shelby Cox wheeled in an 18lb coho biggest they've seen in a long time courtesy of Ocean Bingray Charters
Steven Cahill "Hooks Them Up" with a 28lb Ledge Point Coho Caught on 407 titan spoon!
Gibran White still slayin them at Nootka, are you? Your secret, please!
Hey Rob! Watch where you point that thing! Is it loaded?
Royal Bay Charters, Victoria BC - Great day!
Gerry Morrison lands two halibut from Victoria, BC on 2018-05-24 under 115cm caught off the East Race in 300ft of water. The Cranbrook retired Golf Pro is heading back with salmon as well
Spring Reeling Derby French Creek
Randy lands a Spring salmon from French Creek on 2018-05-05. Was a 15 lbs hole 11.1 princess gutted as per rules required.
Bowen Island Beauty - Todd Steen lands a Chinook from Bowen island BC on 2018-04-30
26.2 lb chinook salmon caught off of the south eastern end of Bowen island April 30th 2018 in the early afternoon on a Gibbs Delta No Bananas Skinny G spoon
Paul Cassidy's Catch
Lemon and butter, anyone? Paul Cassidy hooks up near Ballenas.
Bob Meyer lands a Chinook from Thrasher Rock on 2018-05-05
Gabriola Spring fishing! - Tyler Berry, Tina Jones, Carly Berry and Brock Whitehead joined me on the Silver Blue May 5th and caught these beautiful Chinook.
Brad Hay lands a Yellow Eye from French Creek on 2018-05-04
Got this beauty Yellow Eye
Julian G lands a Brown from Cowichan Lake on 2018-05-01
Brown trout landed on a dry fly early spring.
Mitchell Rogers lands a Coho from Hakai Pass on 2017-08-23
Fishing cut plug herring while motor mooching 17 pulls with a 6 ounce weight.
Ronny Jr lands a Pacific halibut from Nootka Sound on 2018-05-05
Ronny is an avid little fisherman. He's 5 years old and in kindergarten. His entire life revolves around fishing. He's not happy just catching the small guys, he forces his dad and I to take him into the offshore waters to catch a halibut! So far this year we have been skunked, but that didn't stop him from trying, and today we landed two in the boat! A dream come true for this little fella and won't be the last time! (I have a feeling he's dragging us out again next weekend lol)
Cory white lands a Chinook from Campbell river on 2018-05-04
Connor lands a Steelhead from Vancouver Island on 2018-02-03
One of my favourite Fisheries on Vancouver Island!
John Stephens lands a Salmon from Campbell River on 2018-05-01
Trying her best to hold up her catch - 4.5 year old daughter caught her first keeper, showing it off to the camera and her little brother.
Brandi Lea lands a Chinook from Nanaimo, 5 Fingers on 2018-04-29
A good day of fishin’ - A great day on the water. Constant action. There is no better way to spend a Sunday!
Mike Anderson lands a Rainbow from Snakehead Lake on 2018-03-25
Fish on! - My daughter Kaitlyn and her first fish all on her own! From cast to canoe!
Rachel Eyre lands a Chinook from Oak Bay, Vancouver Island on 2018-04-23
Smiles and Sunshine - At age 5, my daughter Ava loves fishing just as much as myself. She definitely had a blast thanks to Trevor Z.
Ken Hitchin lands a Spring Salmon from Sooke on 2018-04-28
Spring Slabs - Back in before lunch.
Rachel Eyre lands a Halibut from Oak Bay, Vancouver Island on 2018-03-12
Start Them Young - My Daughter Ava with a 48 lb Halibut
Warren Mattes lands a Pink salmon from Eve River on 2017-08-12
Pink on Pink - Autumn Mattes posing with a fly-caught pink salmon
Christie Hargreaves lands a Halibut from off Tofino on 2015-09-05
GI JOE - Amazing day on the West Coast Fishing!!
James Fisk lands a Cutthroat from Comox Lake on 2018-04-24
First fish in new Lund - Trolling a red ruby leech purchased at “the Cumberland fly shop”
Gordy Hilder lands this 25 lb beauty at Fleming, Bamfield on 09-04-2017
Tammy Morrison lands a 30 lb bad boy off Neck Point, Nanaimo.
My friend and fishing partner were jigging for Springs and hooked into this bad boy by the rocks at Neck Point. She played it for 2.5 hrs on a Shakespeare trout rod with 12 lb test line.
David F. Goldsmith lands a Halibut from Ucluelet on 2014-08-20
This was my biggest fish, by over 20 pounds. We could not have hooked this fish nor landed it without the fabulous work of Cory Jones. Photo by Bonnie Hillsberg
Lou Benz lands a Cod, releases and capture from Bamfield on 2018-04-21
Off-and-on weather, first trip out this season. Released a small cod and had an eagle grab it from right behind our boat. (Boat Slim Pickens)
Jason Holbrook lands a Blackmouth from Camano Island on 2018-03-28
Took my son fishing after school and he landed this nice Blackmouth.
Marc and Teegan Harding lands a Salmon, ling from North island on 2017-07-05
Great annual trip father and son, 3rd annual. See you soon Winter Harbour.
Duane Danielson lands a Halibut from Prince Rupert BC on 2018-04-18
Robert Yeomans lands a Steelhead from Vancouver Island on 2018-03-23
Dennis Bouthillier lands a Chinook from Barkley Sound broken group on 2017-08-19
Annual Bouthillier fishing trip to celebrate my late father who passed away at the young age of 28 in 1991.
Chelsea Strachan lands a Spring Salmon from Williams Lake on 2017-06-14
While the long 12-hr day on the river was coming to an end, the three of us sat on a log having a conversation with my 86 year old grandpa about some of the largest fish he had ever caught in the river, when all of a sudden my rod bell was just a ringing, and my rod was bouncing, I jumped up and ran down to grab my rod. Once I had it in my hands, I realized what a monster i had! I set the hook and started reeling it in, as it zipped from one side of the river to the next, up and down. I thought for sure I had lost it once it hit those rapids! I could barely keep hold of it. I had to position my whole body into a chair sitting position with the rod between my legs to keep it stable. After about a 15-min battle, the monster was finally tired and I was finally able to pull him up on shore. Best Day Ever!
Ryan Mountain lands a Chinook from Freeman Rocks, West Coast Haida Gwaii on 2017-05-21
I’m a fishing guide at Hippa Island Lodge with Westcoast Resorts and have been up there for 3 seasons. It’s an unreal part of the world and the some of the best fishing on the planet. I love what I do and I’m super passionate about our coast and our way of life out here.
Darren Campbell lands a Spring from Cole Point, Winter Harbour on 2018-06-19
Likes first big boy trip with his dad and his uncle to Winter Harbour. First salmon and first halibut caught by himself. He was hooked like his dad was . He was the first one on the boat at 4:45 am every morning on this trip. He could just not get enough time in fishing. It was awesome to see and we will be doing again this summer. I can’t wait and neither can he.
Roger Smolnicky lands a Ling cod from Port Hardy on 2017-08-03
Great trip. I actually had this on my line right until the surface. Then it shook the hook. My son's line immediately went down. He reeled it up again and this time we got it!
Sabastian Chik lands a King salmon from Buoy 10 Columbia River on 2003-12-08
2017 opening day at Buoy 10 on the Columbia River.
Derek Bond lands a Halibut from Victoria on 2018-04-18
Wife and I got our limit of ocean gold. Great day on the water.
Father's Day Gift - Robert Bouchard lands a Halibut from Victoria on 2017-06-18
What a wonderful Father's Day with my daughter and what a great gift, my largest halibut on my boat ever it was all of 53lbs. My daughter Leia was just as excited as myself when we saw it at the boat.
Alex Kruger lands a 26lb Chinook from Barkley Sound just outside Poett Nook on 2017-09-09
Alex Kruger in Mid-September 2017 with a 26lb Spring caught just outside Poett Nook in lovely Barkley Sound.
Brad lands a Chinook from Barkley Sound on 2018-03-10
Winter Chinook - Caught with a 3.5” coyote spoon at 100 feet
Brad lands a Chinook from French Creek on 2017-08-12
Was so big it didn’t fit in the net!
Mitch Hamilton lands a Chinook Salmon from Swale Rock Bamfield on 2017-08-21
Good Times at Swale - Mitch Hamilton with the last fish of the day fishing over at Swale Rock on a beautiful August day in Bamfield BC
Jake Randall lands a Spring salmon from Cape Lazo on 2017-09-07
Pulled up this nice 14.5lb all on my own all the way to the boat with my mom and dad cheering me on.
Georgia Coles lands a Chinook Salmon from North Arm of the Fraser River on 2017-09-01
Georgia Tyee - A great day testing some spoons with my daughter Georgia. We picked up this 32lb Chinook on a double header. After we caught the fish, we named the spoon Georgia Tyee. Lots of laughs and great memories.
Heather Randall lands a Spring Salmon from Cape Lazo on 2017-05-28
Jigged her up with a MAC deep from about 180 feet… 33lbs of a whole lot of fun bringing her up
Natalie Wesnoski lands a Cutthroat from Port Alberni on 2018-02-05
Natalie Wesnoski with another trophy cutthroat caught mid-island on a flatfish
Jana Savage lands a Chinook Salmon from Esquimalt Waterfront, BC on 2017-08-19
Derby Winner! This salmon won the local Reid Kyfiuks Memorial Fishing Derby (2nd Annual). Reid is a local Saanich teenager that passed away in a ski accident at Mt. Washington. The fish weighed 19lbs.
Happy son lands a Chinook from Campbell River on 2017-08-10
Tara Bardal lands a Chinook from Nootka Sound on 2017-08-05
In heaven - Tara Bardal with a beautiful Chinook from Nootka Sound waters. A couple of beauties!!!
Nick Hui lands a Chinook from Port Renfrew on 2017-08-09
Start 'em young - This was my son's biggest Chinook he’s ever landed on his own. He was so stoked that he reeled it in all the way to the net. It almost over-powered him a few times but he stuck with it and made his Dad so proud that day! There’s no better way to spend a day off from guiding than to take your son fishing!
John Wells lands a Chinook from Sampson Narrows on 2018-01-20
Saltspring Island Beauty - Martine Pluim with a Beautiful winter Chinook.
Frank lands a Chinook Salmon from Winter Harbour on 2017-07-10
Derby Winner - Caught of Kains Island in 50 fow 30' on the DR literally 30 seconds after a gear change from anchovie to spoon 🙂 Largest fish of the trip and winner of our 5-day, 8-man derby 🙂 31lbs
Spring Fishing at Moutcha Bay Resort
Nootka Marine Adventures guides Tom, Mike and Cooter with some nice Chinook caught near Strange Island on white hootchies in early June.
Dave Stark Pentagon fishing lands a Yellow Eye Rockfish and Tiger Rockfish from Haida Gwaii on 2015-07-17
Colors of Haida Gwaii - Drifting with the current over reefs and pinnacles looking for halibut, ling cod and anything else that would take a salmon belly.
Steven Cahill lands a Chinook Salmon & Halibut from Port Hardy/Port McNeill on 2016-07-07
Halibut & Salmon Fishing - Master Guide Steven Cahill and Owner of Hook'n Them Up Fishing Charters and assistant Guide and Father Paul Cahill with 2 38lb Chinooks and 1 133cm Halibut at their feet.
Brad Hay lands a Chinook from French Creek Parksville on 2017-08-28
Caught this beast trolling a Skinny G Irish Cream spoon at 220 feet, almost spooled me. Great fight.
Brad Hay lands a Chinook from French Creek Parksville on 2017-08-26
Caught this hog off French Creek running a Skinny G Irish Cream spoon at 200 feet
Neil Cameron lands a Chinook (whale) from Hakaii on 2016-08-29
Now that's a salmon - Rick is a big man, but this Chinook makes him look small.
Steven Cahill lands a Chinook from Port Hardy on 2016-07-15
38lb Chinook by master guide Steven Cahill
Jessica of Winnipeg landed this 28lb Chinook at Austin Island using a silver glow Coyote spoon. Jessica fished with Doug of Slivers Charters Salmon Sport Fishing
Gibran lands Albicore Tuna from 55 miles straight out from Nootka Sound on 2015-09-03
ZZ-Top Tuna fishing (G, Jake & Cooter). I am the marine operations manager for Nootka Marine Adventures based out of Moutcha Bay Resort, responsible for all marine operations for all three of our resorts, including our fleet of 20 guide boats. Love my job!!
Brandi Lea lands a Chinook Salmon from Comox on 2017-07-19
Perfect day! - Beauty day on the water had fish coming to the boat steady. This was a fabulous fish, what an absolute blast! Can’t wait for this season!
Cover girl! Our Dock Shack crew member Taylor is featured on the latest issue of Island Fisherman magazine!!
Blair Howell lands a Chinook from Nanaimo on 2016-09-18
Summer Spring - Early morning spring off Fingers, Nanaimo
Blair Howell lands a Chinook from Nanaimo on 2016-08-19
Springs off Fingers - The Howell boys with an 18 and an 8 fishing off Fingers
Nathan Vanpelt lands a Halibut from Victoria on 2017-04-22
Just for the halibut derby
Montagu Lee lands a Chinook from Campbell River on 2017-06-17
June Freezer Stocking - Taking a buddy out fishing. Landed 4 keepers and 2 coho in 2 hours. We released 9 decent size keepers while trolling shallow and fast for coho.
Mike Watt lands a 25LB Chinook on a green needlefish spoon at 25 feet
Chum Derby 2016
They were jumping int he boat near Brown's Bay!
Sweet Chinook at 220FT, Quadra Island S Aug 2017 by Joel Unickow
Caught this baby trolling with a blue meanie
Nice Chinook off Gabriola Island
July 2017 by Carter Unickow
Woo hoo! I love salmon fishing!!
Chum Derby! Craig Lehtovaara, OCT 2017
Chinook Salmon "The Wall" - Bamfield June 2017
Ain't this a beauty! We're eatin' fish tonight!!
Sockeye at China Creek, Port Alberni Inlet June 2017
Fish were biting - limited out!
Halibut out of Bamfield July 2017 by Joel Unickow
How 'bout this beauty! This 30-pounder will make for some serious Fish & Chips tonight.
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