PEREGRINE LODGE

Naden Harbour

Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii

FISHING REPORT / BLOG

Picture Kerr-fect!

Posted July 21, 2014 by Mark Kelsey

Akimi Kerr landed a picturesque 41-pound spring off Green Pt this morning with the help of guide Mikey O. 

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Trip 9: July 16-20

Posted July 20, 2014 by Mark Kelsey


 


Our ninth trip of the season was absolute dynamite – big fish have been biting all week, and our skilled guides have been bringing them to the boat in huge numbers. Our guests caught 14 tyees this trip, 5 of which were over 40 pounds! We had a tie for the big fish of the trip, with two guests hooking into 45 pounders.




Parker Point continues to uphold its reputation as one of the most consistent fishing spots in Haida Gwaii. Guides who have the patience to stick it out and tack around the kelp have been getting into big fish on a regular basis. Several 40-pounders have been pulled from the kelp, most being caught at 30-40 feet. Both riggers and weighted rods have been hammering these springs. Snake Rock has also produced some big fish, including a 42-pound spring caught by Ben L. on Friday. These springs are coming in all shapes and sizes, from long, slender fish to thick football-shaped springs.




 


A number of the biggest fish this trip were released. We always encourage releasing these fish – their genetic makeup makes them unique, and by allowing them to continue on their migration, we are giving our grandchildren a better shot at catching such a lifetime fish. There is no feeling like watching one of these giants swim away. At the same time, if you wish, your guide will never make you feel bad about keeping one of these fish – they truly are once-in-a-lifetime trophies.



 


When we weren’t out catching springs, our guides and guests were sorting through massive schools of coho, tossing back everything but the biggest fish. A number of 14 and 13 pound coho were retained this week. There were also some big halibut retained, including a 68 pound fish.



 


It is an exciting time to be at Peregrine. With big fish being caught everyday, you never know what the next strike will hold – it could be a big coho, a 40 pound tyee, or maybe even that massive fish of our dreams. They are out there – visit us here in Naden Harbour and join the action!



 

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Eyes on the Prize!

Posted July 19, 2014 by Mark Kelsey

Another 41-pound chinook was released today - this time, the long, slender fish was caught off Bird Rock by John Montgomery.

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Bob\'s your uncle!

Posted July 18, 2014 by Mark Kelsey

Bob Carswell caught and released this 41-pound spring off Parker Pt. on Friday. 

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Trip 8: July 13-16

Posted July 16, 2014 by Mark Kelsey


We are approaching the halfway point in our 2014 season, and the fishing just keeps getting better. The guests on our most recent trip found themselves fighting hoards of feisty coho, massive springs, and hefty halibut. And the weather continues to cooperate, with sunshine and calm seas helping make our days on the water memorable.
 
We welcomed our second round of guests from a large furniture company this week, and were pleased to see them get into some big fish. Stephanie F., one of the group leaders, did battle with a number of beautiful springs and coho this week, and will be heading home with a tub full of fish. Sylvain G. also did well for himself, netting a 12-pound coho and several springs. But it was Wayne L. who stole the show. Not only did Wayne retain the biggest halibut of the trip, he also caught and released the biggest spring! He was trolling close to the bottom at the Mazaredo Islands on Tuesday, targeting halibut, when he noticed his rod go off. The fish peeled line, and gave quite a fight, but before long Wayne and guide Craig M. had netted, revived and released a stunning 43-pound spring!
 
Even those guests who didn’t catch 40-pounders were kept busy with a non-stop flurry of springs, coho and halibut. Gale and Colin M., visiting Peregrine as part of a group from a leading heavy machinery company, limited out with 4 springs and 4 coho each, releasing 20-pound springs on the second day with guide Cory W. like it was nothing. We were also pleased to welcome back a group led by Eric S. One member of this group, Tino P, has been a particularly prolific fisherman at Peregrine in the past, catching 58 and 55 pounders. And while he didn’t catch a 50-pounder, this trip was no exception – he won the Guide Pool on Wednesday and easily limited out on salmon.
 
The forecast is excellent for the next few days, and our guides are thrilled that big fish are being caught; Peregrine truly is one of few places in the world where every strike could be a record-setting fish. As we move into the second half of the season, and the fish are getting even bigger, there is nowhere else you should be. Come visit us in Naden Harbour – like the guests of our 8th trip of the year, you are guaranteed to get into tons of big fish.

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