2018 Haida Gwaii Reports

Discussion in '2018 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. SFBC

    SFBC Admin Staff Member

    Post your 2018 fishing reports here!
     
  2. Fishtank

    Fishtank Active Member

    Anybody got any trips booked up there this year yet? I'm going for my first time June 29th at langara island lodge. Hoping it's going to be amazing!
     
  3. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    I am at Hippa Island June 14th. Hope its as good as it was last year.

    Does the Langara Lodge supply descending devises to the guest who are self guided? Also do the guides use them?

    I was happy to see WCR using them last year in every boat.
     
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  4. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    Will be at peregrine working last two weeks of July , then at qcl about a month later as a guest, looking forward to it!
     
  5. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    Ill be up there for June, July and August at the Outpost! All our boats have descending devices.
     
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  6. Fishtank

    Fishtank Active Member

    Not sure about that as it's my first time going
     
  7. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member


    You gonna love it!
     
  8. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member


    yes langara lodge does supply descending devices with there boats..they have a fishing rod rigged just for that..... At this point I believe most of the major lodges do have them.. if you guys over the summer find lodge that are not let me know... cheers
     
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  9. I go up to Lanagara (North Island Lodge) every year and go self-guided ... it's a blast ... great spot. Send me a note if you need any other info.
     
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  10. Langara lodges open this weekend ... reports should be coming in soon!
     
  11. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to it. I spoke to a guy last week who guides up at QCl. He says the Chinook are there just not the crazy volumes that can come early season yet. He said they are like last year at this time. Deep and on bottom. They are feeding heavy on Needle fish (sandlance).

    Hopefully the fish show up & also the bait. (Fingers crossed)

    A friend of mine is fishing out of Masset with Naden Lodge this week. He leaves tomorrow. I will give an update once he passes it along
     
  12. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    My goal is to get a monster lingcod this year. I will be trying live bait, but also made up some big swimbaits. This one is 18” long
     

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  13. Derby

    Derby Well-Known Member

    you need to give Big Bob a run :)
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  14. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member

    I have him packed already! I have that one and the hot rod version packed
     
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  15. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    I have heard early reports from some of the guides/lodges up north and fishing has been slow... despite what the lodges say on social media :). Hoping it picks up shortly. Last June was great for the west side of Haida Gwaii. I'll be heading up in July and can't wait!
     
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  16. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member


    Man are you right with what lodges report vs what is actual. Last year I went North & west side of Haida Gwaii with in the same 10 day window. you are 100% correct about the west side being on fire. My time on the north was long & hard working to catch any fish. All on bottom & none were migrating salmon from what I could tell (size)

    Which lodge you heading to in June?
     
  17. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Ya, they are catching them deep right now on the west side of Haida Gwaii but still not a lot of numbers. The good thing about that entire area is that things can turn on pretty quickly and fishing could get awesome anytime. I've fished out of Englefield and Hippa on the west side and have had some unbelievable days at both locations.... as well as some very cold stretches. I got pretty spoiled up there for many years so now when a trip has some slow days it's harder to stomach but it's just the reality of fishing these days.

     
  18. advTHXance

    advTHXance Well-Known Member

    It's dead inshore on the west side. Not good at all. Might be even harder to tub out this year despite the limits being halved. Our government should be ashamed with the way they've "managed" the resource.
     
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  19. ILHG

    ILHG Well-Known Member


    Ha e you seen much for bait?
     
  20. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    How are the lodge guides going to convince a customer to release a big Chinook
    now when the catch limit is 1 - per day ?
    These reg's were not well planned.
     
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