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Decade Club

"It's no wonder you have so many repeat guests here; great fishing, nice clean rooms, your fabulous Chef, the staff and crew are always two steps ahead of our needs. I was very impressed with the professional and cheerful nature of the hard working crew here at Ole's. I'll definitely be back"
Carl Lind, CA
"Ernie thanks for an amazing trip. Our group caught huge Chinook, lots of Coho and a bunch of Halibut on the same trip. Coming to OLE's is why we put up with everything we do all year, just so we can make it back one more time. The guys are already lining up to sign up for next year. You and your crew know what it takes to keep my clients happy, thanks for an incredible Trip. Looking forward to next summer already."
Joe Broussard III, CO
"Choosing a fishing Trip to British Columbia to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary, my wife Lori said " all I want to do is show up and have someone handle everything" Well Ernie and his staff did just that. We had a wonderful time fishing for Salmon and Halibut, the accommodations and meals were wonderful! . This was the most enjoyable anniversary experience we have ever had"
-Ray Camacho, ID
"..we've been to just about every place you can mention on the coast, and we keep coming back to Ole's Hakai Pass. It's not just the fishing, which is incredible, it's so much more. Every year we notice something new, you could come here for 10 years and never get bored. Add to that the finest crew and you've got us hooked"
Bill and Sandy Challenger, BC
Although we have been there numerous times, each trip has 1st-time guests. Yet when the plane docks at Ole's & the door opens, Ernie & his staff know everyone's names, including guests he's never met! The food is excellent, especially BBQ night, the rooms are very comfortable, the boats & gear are excellent & this is the best crew on the coast. If you have never tried salmon fishing & want to give it a try, or are a fisherman, you owe it to yourself to try Ole's where everything is 1st class.
Bryan Cousineau, British Columbia, Canada

Fishing Blog

Happy New Year from Our House to Yours - January 21st

A New Year has just begun with all the promise of new beginnings, a fresh start and an end to the colder weather on the horizon... (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) ..... and what better way to start out the year than to bring a new friend into your life... ... Read More

Come Visit Ernie in Denver - January 14th

Anywhere near Denver?  Come out and visit Ernie at the Colorado Convention Center at 700 - 14th Street in Denver Colorado between January 14th and January 17th 2016.  Ernie is near casting pond "A" and would love to have you stop by and say hello!  ... Read More

Southward Bound - September 3rd

Hurry up and wait has been the situation with this year's tow south to the barge's winter home with the unseasonably early Pacific storm bringing stong winds and heavy rains the the Pacific coastal areas.  But... ... Read More

At the end of the Rainbow and the end of the Season - August 26th

Our last trip treated us to a two ended rainbow, quite spectacular as seen from the lodge.  Our season began on a high note and like the rainbow ended likewise.  With guests saying farewell for another year, our crew now thinking of home, school, loved ones and travel, the seasons... Read More

Skol As We Welcome Our Swedish (and Canadian) friends into Ole's Decade Club - August 23rd

As we welcome the first of our group of Swedish and Canadian friends, Stig, Lars and Mike into the Decade Club, we reflect on the time together.  Time seems to stand still here in Hakai, so when you step off the plane on the arrival day it feels like no time has passed and it is the next day... Read More

4 Pins! The Tyee Just Keep On Coming! - August 20th

What a terrific year for Chinook and what a great year for Tyee.  This year I will likely need to re-order our coveted Ole's Hakai Pass pins handed out for Tyee.  Last night saw 4 more handed out to Mario de Ferrari, Sam Conde Jr., Cruz Apestegui and Battesimo Palamara (his first salmon... Read More

Racetrack or Bayley! Well... Actually Both! - August 19th

Every day begins with the tough decision, where to fish.  With good fishing along the racetrack and some nice big Chinook coming in it is tempting.  Then of course there is the unparalleled Coho fishing at Bayley.  Not to mention the occasional Spring.  So some choose to stay... Read More

It's Not All Work! - August 18th

The crew here at Ole’s do put in long days and some late nights during the season.   With guest change-over twice a week, fish processing, boxing and maintaining the Lodge at the end of the shift the crew needs to rest up for the next day.  But there always seems to be someone up... Read More

Beginners Luck at the Racetrack - August 15th

First full day of their trip and the Dominican group has snagged the largest fish of the season !  Domingo Viyella Jr and Battesimo Palamara Hermida were in the right place at the right time this morning.  Right on low slack at the Racetrack and wham, the chinook takes it down, down... Read More

The Ole's Crew Rocks Spy Optics! - August 15th

The Ole’s crew rocks SPY Optics sunglasses.  Have a look at the crew showing off the latest in SPY Optics compliments or Myrosha Daley.  Myrosha was here with his bro Sascha on the last trip and as the BC rep for Spy Optics layed some on the Crew.  Talk about Happy lens, this crew... Read More