2019 Haida Gwaii Reports

Discussion in '2019 Saltwater Fishing Reports' started by SFBC, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    They have been doing great. I have used 4 or 5 so far and have been rippin lips
  2. Derby

    Derby Crew Member

    Great report man... its like were part of the the trip :)
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  3. Jon

    Jon Member

    Awesome report. Cheers
  4. captmike

    captmike Active Member

    great read, ballsy fishing on the W side. what are the chinook retention regs for area 1 and 2 W?
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  5. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    We can keep 2/day 4 possession.

    Westside is my absolute favorite place to fish.
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  6. Oly1

    Oly1 Active Member

    Awesome read ILHG. Thanks for taking us along for the adventure, second best thing to being there ourselves. Sounds like your buddies got exactly what they came for. An spectacular fishing adventure that they will never forget. Even if there are no pictures. (Just a little jab) Those memories will last a lifetime, well done.

  7. Fishtofino

    Fishtofino Well-Known Member

    Just don't show any Ling Cod pictures, lol
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  8. Redfisher

    Redfisher Active Member

    Great reports and good on you for toughing it out in the weather. Living through others reports for 2 more weeks then up to Milbanke for me. Hopefully some of them slabs will be there then.
  9. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    Forgot to add some pics

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  10. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

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  11. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    I fly back out this weekend & back Tuesday. I'm taking my uncle out who has never been on the west coast. Hoping the fish gods will give me light wind. I have unfinished business up there..... I will send updates when I'm back. sunny with trophy .jpg
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  12. Cuba Libre

    Cuba Libre Well-Known Member

    Not all sunshine and roses -- I just had two friends from New Zealand who are excellent fishermen do very poorly on the North Island ( Lodge Guide too)
  13. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    Anyone ever Fish Kano inlet? I'm looking at the wind forecast and Sunday (9th) has bad ass winds out of the south. (Exact opposite direction of my previous trip)

    Kano Inlet has a large chunk of Sheltered area but I have never fished it.

    Any help is greatly appreciated
  14. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    This is an area the m.v salmon seeker ( oak bay marine group ) used to fish I believe , there is quite a few videos on YouTube of large salmon and Hali from that area .
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  15. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    I guided a couple of trips for obmg out of kano inlet quite a few years ago, we were blown off the water for 2 full days, most of the fishing was all the way to outside pretty much. one night the salmon seeker almost got blown off her moorings and it was all hands on deck for the crew, a couple of hairy hours but no damage, it is fairly protected in there, we were water skiing at night when it was nice, lol. but if the wind comes in a certain direction it can get a bit nasty. you will be able to tuck in better than they could. I remeber the massive dogfish in there that would go into a feeding frenzy at the cleaning station, just like something out of jaws, what a sight.
  16. nicnat

    nicnat Active Member

    salmon fishing was decent around fame pt. troll along the drop off, try both the stretch between fame and cadman and fame and hunter pt. it can also be good around kundakun pt. halibut was quite good out around kindakun rock. not sure if there are any lodges in the area now or not but keep an eye out for others.
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  17. Sharphooks

    Sharphooks Well-Known Member

    Hey ILHG—-best fishing story ever! And the picture of that chinook—-what an example of a Spring....Hoky Smokes —- best fish portrait evah’!

    So I’m curious—-if you’re basing out of Masset, how long a run is it to Marble Island —-what’s the logistics of that move?

    Never been to Haida Gwaii and it’ s a real treat doing it vicariously through your eyes—-thanks!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2019
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  18. adanac

    adanac Well-Known Member

    Any any report from the weekend ILHG?
  19. Madman

    Madman New Member

    @ILHG When your targeting lings I see in your picture you're using a Shad style lure. Do you find this keeps the rockfish off your hook? Those little buggers chew on everything.

    Normally when I bottom fish I use a halibut rig (1lb ball with hook) and use chopped up herring for the hook side. I have never had this setup work well for lings; its nonstop rockfish or halibut.
  20. ILHG

    ILHG Crew Member

    Just got back late last night. I will get a report sent when I get caught up. Work is always crazy when I get back as no one can do my job while I am away.
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