As we approach the end of August, the fishing has remained consistent and we are seeing great numbers of all species hit the dock despite tougher fishing conditions. We have been experiencing classic Haida Gwaii weather lately. The Denham Shoals have been accessible in the morning and afternoons have been spent, for the most part, tucked inside in more protected waters.
The tyee’s have continued to roll into the dock both morning and afternoon all week long. We have been experiencing consistent bites producing larger fish over the last 3 trips.
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.
Tyee salmon have been rolling into the dock all week and Calm Rock has been the place to be! Most anglers are finding chinook salmon in the low to mid-twenties to the north at Calm Rock on the flood.
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.