PEREGRINE LODGE

Naden Harbour

Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii

FISHING REPORT / BLOG

Trip 10: July 20-23rd

Posted July 23, 2014 by Mark Kelsey

It’s safe to say that the giants have truly arrived in the waters off Peregrine Lodge. We are entering that time of the season when smaller chinook salmon are replaced by mammoth tyees, packed with muscle after gorging on herring and needlefish in our backyard. These fish are strong, hefty, and spirited, and the guests on our last trip had the chance to do battle with many of them.

  On the very first day of our most recent trip, our guests caught 8 tyees – 3 of which were over 40 pounds! A couple boats had two-tyee days – Doug and Colin, for example, both landed 34-pound springs. They were guided by Brian W, and landed the fish off Parker Pt.


 
One of the most impressive fish of the trip was a gorgeous 41-pound spring, caught off Green Pt. by Akimi and guide Mikey. The fish, hooked in the tail, absolutely peeled line, forcing Akimi to dig in her heels and fight.



  Once it was landed, guide Mikey held the fish up so that Akimi and her family could pose for a photo. What an incredible fish!





  The sun was out again this week, the water was calm, and a number of spots were productive. In addition to the fish caught at Green and Parker, a number of nice springs were caught at Bird Rock this trip, including a 44-pounder. Shawn also caught a nice fish off Bird, which hit the scale at 31 pounds.



  All in all, there were some massive fish caught this trip, under sunny skies. It is an outstanding time to be at Peregrine.

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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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