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The charm of fishing

Posted July 5, 2015 by Thomas Cowan

The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of excitement. Geoff  Geoff skillfully hooked a 30lb Tyee on one such occasion on the first day of this trip, and only half way through the day! Not everyone can land that Tyee dream but Geoff wasnít settling for being the one that couldnít. Keeping the palms flat and tip up for 15 min of give, take, reel, and spool the perseverance paid off and the fish now tremble when they here his name. So a big congrats sent out to Geoff! Andrea who was aboard the fishy Crown Jewel, the latest addition to the Peregrine fleet successfully landed a 28lb chinook after a huge battle just off Snake Rock which are some the best fishing grounds on our beautiful west coast. Andrea suspects the combination of a Mooching line set up with a pink weight are what gave here the advantage of the boys, Iíd say it was the experience and skills of the angler!  Of course thereís always one that got away... One of  the guides swears there was easily a 42 pounder that broke surface on the line before the line its self broke. Iíve been mooching in the exact same spot for two days now after hearing that story!  Our catch and releases are yet still continuing with high standards. With an average of 24+ per day fish angled per boat with some continuing to hit 40+.Everyone is glad we have an on site registered massage therapist to ease their arms out of the cast at the end of the day. As always everyone wanted to stay longer in this amazing place, many booking back before they even leave. Itís no wonder some of the guests have been returning here since we opened 29 years ago. The annual north west winds have arrived and have brought the hiss of bait boiling along our fishing grounds setting up the season for full swing.
"Keep those rods bent and palms flat!Ē Captain Tom

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Tyee!!!

Posted July 3, 2015 by Thomas Cowan

Geoff reeled in this beauty just last week playing the depths of 40 ft outside of Naden harbour entrance here. If work asks his arm was in a cast all week! 

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Outstanding fishing and amazing weather!!

Posted June 30, 2015 by Thomas Cowan

This feeding frenzy has been continuing with a veracious speed on this trip with only a few lulls for much needed rest between the 20+ catch and release per boat fishing. Rumor has it that one boat played 40 fish by noon. The fishing is nothing short of spectacular up here.
 The weather has been flat calm to the point where glassy smooth waters blend into the horizon of the sky. One could almost get lost in the gorgeous dream of the surroundings; however, that tug of excitement on the line is so frequent that the rush of the catch reminds you that this is in fact just one of the best places on earth to fish!   David and Johnny can testify that pulling up a 39 lb and a 40 lb Tyee really do add to the legend that is the north end of Haida Gwaii. This fish was hooked in a patch of quite dark water on the edge of Kelp in Yachts Bay. Just out of reach of a sea lion a couple of Tyees were hiding waiting for David to give him the most memorable fish of a lifetime with  a 15 minute game of back and forth until the lustrous sheen of the fish broke the surface. Iíve never seen someone so happy, as David teased the fish into the boat for Johnny to scoop up. You could sense the weight of this mighty salmon by the bend in the rod. Loud high fiveís were heard after netting his prize winning fish, and a surge of exhilaration hit the water, everyone knew this was going to be the winner. 
The lodge was full of smiles each night as they regaled in their stories of the day. But one thing is for sure it was not fishermenís tales.
 If you havenít ever experienced the fishing that our local fishing grounds provide I can assure you there is nothing quite like it! I am in awe at the life that swims up to this first landfall as pacific sea creatures journey from north to south along our coast line. I am sure you will be too. 
"Keep those rods bent and palms flat!Ē Captain Tom

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Reeling in the big one!

Posted June 27, 2015 by Thomas Cowan

"Peregrine Lodge Haida Gwaii, where the 'reel' big fish are!"

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Legendary Fishing

Posted June 25, 2015 by Thomas Cowan


The legendary fishing of Peregrine lodge continued this week with a 38 pounder on the top of the catch list! Dave fought the determined hard fight to become a member of the Tyee club and we would like to think he did it with "reelĒ style. This behemoth sized Chinnok was found out at our local famous Parker Point guided to just the right spot by our full time guide Chris. Having the best gear, guide, and fishing grounds in the world all came together for this catch.
Dave wasnít the only one getting into the tyee club though! Every day the Chinook are getting bigger and we all canít wait to see what comes in at the weigh in this week! We are still having catch and releases in the 20+ fish per boat each day with 20+ stories per boat.
 
Keep those rods high and lines tight!
-Captain Tom-

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