The Fishing

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Combination Fishing – Cartwright Sound

Our combination fishing in the Cartwright Sound is legendary for salmon and many other species of fish. Along the calm waters of our coastline are numerous pinnacles and reefs; these areas provide the perfect habitat for halibut, ling cod, yellow eye and bottom fish. No time is better than another as our peak fishing action is steady and consistent from May through September. Take advantage of the opportunity of fishing with a local, professional guide who knows the waters and is 100% committed to your fishing success.

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Salmon Fishing

Chinook Salmon begin to migrate down from the Gulf of Alaska in March and arrive by April on the west coast of Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) and continue to migrate throughout the summer.
Almost all major runs of salmon from the Skeena, Fraser, and Columbia River systems on the west coast of Vancouver Island must pass by these islands during their migration, and consequently pass into the fishing grounds. The result is virtually no down time in between runs as wave-upon-wave of salmon spends time feeding the rich waters of the Cartwright Sound.
For those salmon which may be returning to spawn, they must navigate past the islands in order to get back to their rivers and streams of origin from northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island to Washington, Oregon, and northern California.

Consistent Abundance

The unique quality of the Haida Gwaii is that it offers the best of both worlds, the consistent runs and abundance that can only be found on the edge of the Cartwright Sound and the opportunity to fish in the constant protection of our sheltering Islands.
Under some conditions waters around Haida Gwaii can develop swells or become choppy, but the Cartwright Sound has many well protected bays and inlets that offer calm waters even in the worst of weather. In most cases, regardless of the weather guests will enjoy an entire trip of great fishing without ever heading out into rough or open water.
Salmon begin to migrate down from the Gulf of Alaska in March and arrive by April on the west coast of the Haida Gwaii. They continue to migrate throughout the summer as wave-upon-wave of salmon spends time feeding the rich waters of the Cartwright Sound.

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Fishing Techniques

The techniques we use for Salmon and Halibut fishing come from years of experience in the Cartwright Sound and the desire to be the best in the West. Whether trolling the West Coast kelp beds for the mighty King salmon or bouncing the bottom for halibut, ling cod and rockfish, we produce “World Class Fishing” results!

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