It just keeps getting better and better out here in Englefield Bay, the sun has been shining and the gong has been ringing! We have once again set a new bar for the most total weight in one trip, our good friend Tom with the McLane Group and his 44 guests, who join us every year, managed to rack up 8814 pounds of fish in just 3 days, outstanding work gentlemen!
I have lost count of how many Tyee’s have hit the dock in the past week, the salmon fishing continues to be incredible! The Shoals have been the spot to be for chinook and not only are their huge numbers of fish out there, but the average size has stayed in the 20’s as well. Denham Bay, No Name and Bone Point have been holding the best numbers of coho, anglers are having no issues finding their limits of “silvers”. The biggest surprise of the week came thanks to Doug Steffen, who came back to the dock with a 19 pound coho, it will be very tough to catch one bigger than that up here, nice work Doug!
The bottom fishing has been great as always out on the Denham Shoals, we have also been finding some Halibut inside near Bell Point and the Rock Pile. Most guests are managing to find their limits of critters and Halibut, however the “Catch and Release Board” has also been filling up with monster barn door Halibut and big breeder ling cod that anglers choose to release to help contribute to conservation.
There has also been an abundance of wildlife hanging out in the area. Eagles and humpbacks are spotted daily and the odd day here and there you may be lucky enough to see a passing pod of orcas, or dolphins.
Our guests continue to come back to the dock with overwhelming smiles after successful days of fishing all while taking in the breathtaking scenery of the west coast of Haida Gwaii. We have a select few dates with limited space left, if you are interested in a fishing adventure with us, now is the time to plan your trip of a lifetime.
Outside Operations Manager