Nothing compares to hauling a monster salmon or halibut into the boat. Our experienced fishing guides can help you land the big ones—and a string of days to remember.
Catch of the day: your breath
We go after halibut, lingcod, rock cod and five species of salmon. It all depends on what’s in the water when you visit, but tight lines and bent rods are guaranteed.
Our 27-foot Skagit Orcas feature 300 HP Yamaha engines and trolling motors. Heated cabins and onboard washrooms make it easy to spend a day on the water.
You’ll spend a lot of time with these folks. They all love the outdoors, know the West Coast and are happy to take you on an adventure to explore nature and see wildlife. Each takes pride in providing extraordinary customer service and unbelievable fishing while ensuring your comfort and safety.
Along with enthusiastic and experienced guides, we have everything you need for a great day of fishing. State-of-the-art rods, reels and downriggers give you more than a fighting chance when a big one bites. Rain gear will keep you warm and dry from cast-off to tie-up.
Take your catch home
Fish are kept chilled on the boat, then processed and flash-frozen when they hit the dock. Guests on direct flights from Prince Rupert can generally take 50 lbs. of fish home, but it’s wise to check with your travel agent or airline.
Many guests send all or part of their catch to St. Jean’s Cannery & Smokehouse to be smoked (hot or cold), candied or canned.
Once processed, the fish is shipped to your home.
Frequently asked questions
No, we are not licensed to guide in U.S. waters.
Fishing times vary depending on the season. Breakfast is at 6 a.m. and fishing generally starts at 6:30 a.m. (We start fishing a little later as the season progresses.) Early in the season, we return to the lodge at 4:30 p.m.
We fish for four hours on arrival and departure days, and up to 10 hours on full days.
We are a licensed vendor and provide our guests with fishing licences upon arrival.
Gravol and wrist bands for motion sickness are available on each boat. However, you are welcome to bring anything that works for you. We want you to have fun!
We use Islander MR2 reels and G-Loomis, some Sage rods and top-of-the-line halibut gear.
Our boats are not designed to fly cast off. You are welcome to bring an 8 to 10 weight fly rod, 4” to 6” saltwater bucktails and a good saltwater fly reel if you want to troll.
We do not have flies or fly rods, and there is no freshwater fly fishing in the area.
Waders are not needed. We provide all rain gear.