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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

Our Own Back Yard - May 16th

If you are a fan of reality TV.... there is a fairly new  show that takes place in our own back yard. Called Alone, this challenge takes place at the northern tip of Vancouver Island where 10 competitors are isolated in different bays and coves to challenge themselves for a chance to be the... Read More

Sending Thoughts and Support to our Alberta Neighbors - May 4th

We are sending wishes and support to our Alberta Neighbours and guests many of whom are affected by the devastating fire that threatens to engulf all of for Fort McMurray and has already burnt more than 1600 homes and structures.  We hope everyone will send thoughts of rain and and for the... Read More

Biking the Kettle Valley Railroad Trail - May 4th

Ernie, Tammy and Holly have been off trekking on the Kettle Valley Railway Trail for a last break before the summer sets in and the busy fishing season is upon us… It is Holly’s first road trip with her new family and she is right in her element galloping along beside Ernie and Tammy as they bike... Read More

All Things Interconnected - April 11th

It seems research has gotten a little closer to figuring out the cyclic episodes of starfish wasting disease that have periodically occurred on both North American shores and been recorded over quite a number of years….  ... Read More

Food For Thought - March 29th

Pacific salmon are one of the most important species off Canada’s west coast.  Salmon are not only food and sport for human populations they are also a major food source for nearly all west coast mammals. ... Read More

The Argo Array - Science Fact not Science Fiction - March 24th

The Global ARGO Array sounds like something from a science fiction movie doesn’t it.  Well, it’s not, it’s a series of more than 3500 Robotic free floating probes deployed to monitor the changes in the oceans temperature and salinity supported a network of 30 partner nations offering... Read More

Seattle Times, King TV, and Science Direct Report Puget Sound Fish full of Drugs - March 17th

A new study brings to light the incidence of drugs and found in the juvenile chinook salmon caught in Puget sound in September 2014.  Such drugs as cocaine, Advil, Prozac, Lipitor, Benedryl,... Read More

Deciding on A Seasonal Job for Your Summer Break? - March 11th

So many opportunities are available for seasonal work but getting your resumes in early for the positions you really want is important. ... Read More

Forecasting and Guestimating the 2016 Salmon Run! - March 8th

Whether you look at the past and trends, the scientific information collected over many season's or buy a farmer's almanac the end result of determining the potential for each year's catch comes down to many factors, one of which is luck! Thanks to Gary and Todd and everyone else who has... Read More

Herring - the Fisherman's Fish - February 25th

Pacific Herring have long been used for both food and bait.  Over the years DFO, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, has been tracking harvest, age and roe to acertain the quality and quanity of the biomass of herring in Pacific waters. ... Read More