July 17-24 Fishing Report
The further we get into the 2019 season, the more interesting the fishing becomes.
This trip we welcomed guests from all over the U.S., Canada and Australia.
Many of them had been to Peregrine numerous times. It’s always nice to see familiar faces disembarking from the Helijet.
The favorite sites like Cape Naden and Parker Point continue to produce some spectacular Chinooks. As the different groups of fish pass by the grounds, areas that weren’t producing so much at the beginning of the season are now getting more attention and there have been some great hookups.
Bird Rock and Mazerados are two sites that have been consistent this past trip.
Day one was the usual excitement off the dock as guests checked their gear, made sure they had their fishing license and stowed their lunches.
There was lots of chatter on the radio as the guides shared updates on where the best action was.
Coho, 30 pulls in 200 feet offshore Green. Coho, 20 pulls offshore Snake, 150 feet…and on it went. Many chose to hunt for Tyees in close to the kelp.
Tight lines all around made for some very happy guests. The crew gets just as excited when they help coach someone to landing a big fish.
Parker Point gave up some really nice Chinook. The guides each have their signature way of cutting the herring to create the best roll for their needs- some use a big, slow spin which others opt for smaller, tight spinning cut plug bait. Lots of check marks on the retention records.
Guide Johnny had a nice doubleheader with his guest by Mazerados at the end of day two.
Sometimes at the end of the day, big fish are hooked just minutes before lines up. What an exciting way to end the day.
Coho are running thick and are abundant offshore.
This is also a great place to see Humpbacks and Orcas as they tend to follow bait balls and so do the fish.
Offshore Green seems to be the go-to places to tick a lot of fish off your list. This area has been producing some nice Chinook, plenty of Coho and halibut in between salmon hookups. At times you can drop your line, give it a jerk and start reeling it in. Catching halibut can happen that quickly!
The weather was gorgeous this trip with glassy calm seas, gentle breezes and lots of sunshine.
At the lodge, visitors were able to enjoy cocktails around the fire pit, play bocci and admire the deer that hang out on the front lawn.
The dinners are always delicious and pre-dinner appetizers include samples of smoked salmon and Indian Candy from St. Jeans.
The guests have lots of options for their catch. Freeze it, smoke it, can it…its all delicious and tastes even better when you caught it yourself.
As day three came to a close a lot of guests had already reached their retention limit.
This meant that on day four they got to experience the world-class fly fishing that we offer at Peregrine. The Cutthroat are great fighters, the scenery is unbeatable and it’s a lovely way to end a trip to Haida Gwaii.
After a final dinner, the helicopters arrived to take everyone back to Vancouver. After experiencing the life here it’s safe to say most didn’t want to leave. We hope to see them all again next year!
Wishing you were fishing? Call us at 1-800-663-0992 to book your next great fishing adventure!