Our anglers have tenaciously hitting the inside waters and have been finding a ton of bait stacked up inside resulting in great success on the salmon front.
Despite some nasty North West winds as of late, our anglers continue to persevere and hit the fishing grounds hard. A typical day with the weather we have been dealt starts out on the Denham Shoals hunting for Halibut, Ling Cod and of course some big Chinook that are usually found hanging out off the west side of both the south and west pinnacles. It’s usually around 11:00 when the wind really starts to pick up and creates uncomfortable fishing conditions at the Shoals, at which point most anglers start to retreat to our inside waters like Denham Bay, and the “green mile” stretch from No Name to Herbert Head.
This past week in Englefield Bay has been one for the books. Although the weather has been up and down, we still managed to have a banner week. August, or up here more commonly known as “Hogust”, is here and is the most sought after time to be in the bay for one reason, BIG fish.
It’s been another incredibly productive week out here on the west side of Haida Gwaii. The weather has continued to cooperate with us allowing anglers to hit the fishing grounds hard, day in and day out. We have noticed very large amounts of bait hanging out on the Denham Shoals that is attracting great numbers of salmon as well as all kinds of other wildlife. I had the chance to get out one morning last week and saw the largest group of humpback whales I have ever seen out there, I lost count after 15!
We have officially reached the halfway point of the season out here in Englefield Bay. It has been one for the books thus far and we can only expect that the second half will stay consistent and if even possible, get better.