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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 22 Jul 2011 03:19 #1

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Got my bait order in at Prince Rupert for three boats, anchovies,herring, prawn pellets and attractant = $373.00 for three weeks of great fishing. I AM STOKED! Boat has been gone through completly-trailer too, all fishing gear checks out. Had the crew over for fish church the other night, had a few beers and blessed the lures. :worth Got slip reserved in Sandspit for the month $105, I won't tell what we've spent on spirits already but it's somewhere around $15/gal;) It's just the waiting from now until departure time thats killing me. Anyhow here's a couple of vids to give you an idea of whats ahead for me;
Oldie but goodie.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QizbxgtX64

And we thought our crews were wild!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q-ZjCvRlUg

Halibut anyone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J37hYL1S_IE&NR=1

This is how to catch ling cod.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icND-gu1fj0

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 22 Jul 2012 04:13 #2

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Had to Bump!

Leaving in three days for the Island; will be there for almost 4 weeks this year so won't be following whats happening here. This year it only took me three weekends to get the boat and supplies organized GEEZ. Getting older forgetting where things are or should go.
Hopefully I'll have some good fishing reports to return with.
SKOOKUM

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 22 Jul 2012 15:36 #3

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Four inch Crocadile Spoon in Creamy Grape (UV) four foot leader behind a Gold Betsy Flasher has been knocking the Nooky Dead this year in the Strait (Columbia River Bound Hogs).

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 22 Jul 2012 17:50 #4

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Thanks John, I give er a try.

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 22 Jul 2012 19:27 #5

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It's also got one of those tiny silver spinner blade by the hook shank.

From the Luhe Jensen website the item number is: 5841-040-0022 http://www.rapala.com/Coyote-Spoon/Coyote%20Spoon,default,pd.html?start=3&cgid=luhrjensen-lures

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 23 Aug 2012 01:52 #6

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Well this years trip was a good one. Fishing was a little slower than I am used to for the Island but we got our limits. Chinooks were deep and elusive this year hanging in depths around 65-120 for most of the day and wouldn't rise until just before dark. Coho's were smaller this year averaging 7-9lbs in mid August. Did manage to get a couple of ling 22 and 24lbs and lots of yellow eye. As usual prawning (see prawn thread) was spectaculat and crabbing at it's finest. We saw Humpy's, Orcas and Minke whales almost every day-way cool. We also had a bear swim beside our boat, he was trying to cross a small bay when we came upon him, another way cool. Our Chinooks averaged 22-27lbs. But there was a 52lb at the marina one day and many in the 30's.
We did very well running plugs deep and fast 2.3-2.5 knts and they would just hammer them. Best plug we used was a lime green with white belly 6" tomic, sorry no # on it.
We couldn't keep the pinks off and I probably caught the biggest chum of my life at 20lbs. This fish gave me the best fight of the trip. This is one of the most prolific bio mass seas in the world and I truly recommend at least one trip up in a persons lifetime.

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 23 Aug 2012 01:58 #7

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John I did look for the coyote spoon you showed me but they didn't have that one at the Terrace tackle shop but I did find another one, green with a black spot which I used successfully on Cohos but I lost it. They work great!

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 23 Aug 2012 03:08 #8

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TrophyTroubles;713889 wrote: John I did look for the coyote spoon you showed me but they didn't have that one at the Terrace tackle shop but I did find another one, green with a black spot which I used successfully on Cohos but I lost it. They work great!


Funny, I went to our Local Fishing Tackle Junky Shop last week and the shelves were totally cleaned out of any Coyote Spoons. :sorrow:

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 24 Jul 2013 22:41 #9

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and I'm hoping one year some BOC members could come up and take in the experience.
One member is going to Prince Rupert, hopefully they'll take the time to cross and experience Haida Gwaii.
I've got the boat prepared along with everything else so in a day or two its time to have fun for 3 weeks. We have a large Sitka BBQ and crab night planned as well as our own little Haida Beers fishing derby. I'm also looking forward to all the home made berry pies.
I have blessed all my lures and plugs hoping for a 40/50+ Chinook this year.
If anyone ever does decide to visit the Haida Gwaii formerly Queen Charlotte islands, PM me and I can provide all kinds of helpful info.

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 26 Jul 2013 13:59 #10

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Not to high jack this thread but I am currently headed to the Desolation Sound area. I have been looking for 'Hot Spot' charts, i.e. charts that indicated areas to fish in. In Texas/ LA/FLA these are abundant for salt/freshwater. Does something list these charts exist for BC? A blog?

Thanks and good fish to you and your crew!

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 28 Jul 2013 15:04 #11

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knuckelbuster;798614 wrote: Not to high jack this thread but I am currently headed to the Desolation Sound area. I have been looking for 'Hot Spot' charts, i.e. charts that indicated areas to fish in. In Texas/ LA/FLA these are abundant for salt/freshwater. Does something list these charts exist for BC? A blog?

Thanks and good fish to you and your crew!


You may have noticed this is a year old thread.

But, to answer your question, I don't think there are charts of this nature available. I suggest that when you get up to Desolation, ask around and see where they are biting. Also, try a Google search.

Did I see you in Conover Cove on Sunday???

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Haida Gwaii in a week for three 29 Jul 2013 12:46 #12

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Goggle was no help. Not in Conover Cove.

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