1. Forecasting and Guestimating the 2016 Salmon Run!

    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...

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  2. Herring – the Fisherman’s Fish

    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. From peaks after monitoring commenced (though there have...

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  3. NASA Confirms the Pacific ‘warm blob’ has Disappeared

    Good new for fishers. The Blob has disappeared! No not the movie "The Blob" but the pool of exceptionally warm ocean water that has been bringing tropical species of fish into British Columbia waters and affecting the migration and health of the salmon, the feeding habits of the halibut, the...

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  4. Celebrating 20 years of Friendship & Fishing

    As everyone knows 2015 was Ernie's 20th year at Ole's and we celebrated 20 years of great crews with a photo album of each year from 1996 - 2015. We wanted to take that one step further and celebrate Hakai Pass, the fishing, the lodge and guests and the evolution...

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  5. Happy New Year from Our House to Yours

    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...

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  6. Come Visit Ernie in Denver

    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!

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  7. Southward Bound

    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... finally the winds abated and the sea settled into a calmer state allowing the...

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  8. At the end of the Rainbow and the end of the Season

    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...

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  9. Skol As We Welcome Our Swedish (and Canadian) friends into Ole’s Decade Club

    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...

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  10. 4 Pins! The Tyee Just Keep On Coming!

    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...

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  11. Racetrack or Bayley! Well… Actually Both!

    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 on the...

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  12. It’s Not All Work!

    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...

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  13. A Little Hakai Beauty

    A Little Hakai Beauty as shared by guest Sascha Daley... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4WxmxKmSfo

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  14. Gone Fishing from A Guest’s Eyes

    Gone Fishing in Hakai Pass....

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  15. The Ole’s Crew Rocks Spy Optics!

    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...

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  16. Beginners Luck at the Racetrack

    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...

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  17. The Old, The New, The Experienced and the Crew

    We have a great mix of young and young at heart, returning and new guests, experienced and novice anglers with us this trip and everyone seems to be doing very well. Great bite on at the Racetrack, followed by another at Bayley and then Kelpie and back to the Racetrack....

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  18. The Boys are Back in the Pass

    Brothers Myrosha and Sascha are back in Hakai Pass once again, killing it at Bayley and cruising the Racetrack just like the good old days. Having grown up working on the docks at Ole’s, it is a special trip this year to visit Dad and celebrate his 20th season together....

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  19. Racetrack Keeps on Giving Smith Hughes Family Bookends Tyees

    What a great start to the day when we had newlyweds Ryan and Kristine Hughes pulling back into the dock first thing this morning with a Tyee still thumping in the net. Weighing in at 31.5 lbs, a terrific way to commemorate their first fishing trip together at Ole's. The...

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  20. Trio of Martini’s Celebrates a Decade of Friendship.

    By now the familiar "hand shaken" sound of a Martini being made in the dining room is a sign of only one thing. And many in the room know what it is because they have already received theirs. Who would have guessed that 10 years ago when Gary Darley, Nancy...

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  21. Always having fun at Ole’s

    The fishing is great of course and rain or shine you can see the guests are always having fun at Ole's. Here is just a sample of the our current guests smiling faces, coming from across the continent with different fishing experiences and coming together at Ole's Hakai Pass, spreading...

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  22. Nice Chinook Or Rather It Was A Nice Chinook

    Fishing at Barney Point has been terrific this last few trips and the best part is there is no one there ! So lots of opportunity for those big Chinook that come through. With everyone at Bayley Point, Barney is just not getting the love. As well there are a...

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  23. Kelpie Point! Ever Heard of It!

    What’s in a name, well lots really, in fact Kelpie point is a good example, if you have ever been there at the end of the racetrack you will know because of all the kelp. But really we are going to be applying a new name to Kelpie point because...

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  24. The Racetrack Is On Fire!

    The 3rd Tyee in as many days has just come in from the Racetrack. Congratulations to Perry Eastman on a beautiful fish and great job on the net to Denis Turcotte seen here right after the epic battle. More fresh fish continue to show up each day now and the...

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  25. A Coho Is A Coho No Matter How Small

    Will you look at this, fishing at Kelpie point has been pretty good lately and the coho are a nice size. But this one takes the cake. Coho are energetic and veracious feeders and they start quite young as you can see. It does not seem to matter that the...

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  26. Tyee Times!

    Well the trip starts off with a Tyee for Kameron Erb ! In less than an hour on the water after arriving, we have a new member of the Tyee Club. While trolling on the racetrack with Dad an uncle Gary it wasn't long before the fight was on, and...

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  27. Tyee Times Two!

    Well if you read the last blog you know the Erb boys can fish, well they did it again ! Now Kameron has 2 Tyee Pins to his credit, this time along with 3 genrations, Kameron his Dad Kirk and Grampa Larry. Once again the pressure was on the net...

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  28. What Makes A Great Crew!

    We have a largely new crew this year and I am so excited to be working with them. Many guests ask me about the challenges of having so many new crew, all the training and pressures and what we have found is just the opposite. This crew has brought with...

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  29. Spring Into Summer!

    Well the world is upside down now with the weather pretty much everywhere, even in Hakai Pass drought conditions have us practicing conservation. But the good news is the seasons are kinda mixed up too. With Spring here in the middle of Summer, well Spring Salmon that is ! Our...

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  30. A Warm Welcome to the Decade Club Mary Bosko

    Mary was presented with the traditional ceremonial martini as she joined husband Doug in the Decade Club. Doug became a member last year and you may recall he had his martini for breakfast ! Mary and Doug have been fishing together at Ole's for a decade and the memories shared...

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  31. A Decade of Friendship Celebrated

    Welcome Mike Lovell and David Codding to the Ole's Decade Club! Celebrating 10 years of fishing and friendship with a ceremonial "hand shaken' martini to commemorate the bonds developed over a decade, and honored with a free trip. Many great memories are shared each time we have new members inducted...

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  32. The new Crew Welcomes Joel with Style !

    We welcome our good friend and long time crew member Joel Morrison to Ole’s as our guest. There has been a longstanding tradition when the crew would relax and undwind to do so with a “sharpie stash”, and the more creative the better. So what could be more appropriate to...

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  33. How’s The Fishing

    At this time of year we get a lot of enquiries from upcoming trips guests about how the fishing is. Well as they say every picture tells a story and this story is all about Coho at Bailey ! We have just had a couple days on this current Trip...

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  34. Terrific Fishing and A Fish Story

    Fishing has been terrific this past week and word is getting out not only amongst our guests but also in the wild. While fishing at Bailey this morning Jim and his son Connor had a nice Coho on giving them the usual acrobatic and unpredictable runs. They noticed a sea...

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  35. Fishing With Dad

    Having a father who runs a fishing lodge certainly can have it’s perks and a visit up to Ole’s Hakai Pass is one of them. When a single spot opened up on a recent Trip, Kira was invited to come and visit Dad. It does sound pretty glamerous running a...

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  36. A Fabulous Welcome

    Hakai Pass was truely is a sailor's delight tonight welcoming our new guests with an awesoesunset and a peacefull calm evening inviting everyone to get aquainted with their fellow fishers and enjoy relaxing on the deck or in the lounge area after a great day of fishing and a fabulous...

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  37. Tyee 2015

    Our season opens with a nice 42 lb Chinook ! Congratulations Matt Philipchuk and Andrew Filipchuk, keen greenhorns fishing Hakai Pass for the first time. While fishing Barney Point this afternoon Matt heard a zing and his reel suddenly took off. He grabbed the rod and started reeling and it...

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  38. Annual Crew Paddle Boarding Challenge 2015

    After a long hard day of work setting up, the crew unwind and cool off with the annual paddle board race challenge! Racing against each other Ernie and Mitchell, Gillian and Chloe and Liam and Taylor. It was all in fun and a good way to unwind!

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  39. Arrival at Hakai Pass

    We've arrived in Hakai Pass! A beautiful morning towing into Hakai Pass at first light at 6:00 am! 6 hours later we are all tied up just waiting for the docks to arrive to begin the momentous task of setting up for the 2015 season! It looks like it is...

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  40. Docks Arriving

    The docks are now arriving and the action ramps up as the crew gets down to the heavy work of anchoring the docks to the barge and then to each other.... Once the docks are in place the work will begin on readying the boats for the season...

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  41. Ship Shape for 2015

    The crew quarters transformation continues and it is looking awesome! Everything new from the ground (or should we say "barge") up. Comfort and elegance welcome the 2015 crew including a brand new air circulation system, all new bunks and storage space.... The cleaning begins in earnest now with Chloe and...

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  42. Joel, We Will Miss You!

    Joel's own decade club, we say farewell to our best this season and wish Joel every good fortune as he makes his way on a new path. With 10 seasons at Ole's Joel went from a keen green young dock boy to top dog. Meeting every challenge with enthusiasm, there...

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  43. Things Are Looking Up In The World

    The work on board the Ole's barge continues... The new deck is now completed and the construction inside the crew quarters and work space is nearly complete. Ernie has now turned his eye sky high "literally". A new antenna is being erected with the help of a crane to ensure...

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  44. Welcome Aboard Taylor

    This season we welcome Taylor McArthur aboard! Taylor grew up in Montreal and spent summer canoe tripping in the Temagami area of northern Ontario as well as pickerel fishing in Lake Nipissing near his families cottage. In 2007 on his first trip west Taylor fell in love with the Monashee...

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  45. Welcome Aboard Gisou

    A warm welcome to our new chef for 2015 Gisou Nourollahi. Gisou hails from Whistler, BC. She was Persian born but Gisou came to Canada, which she considers home, as a baby and spent many years in Montreal. She loves life and thoroughly enjoys cooking and creating which is evident...

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  46. Welcome Aboard Benjamin

    For the 2015 season Ole's welcomes Benjamin Nuez to the team! Ben hails from the Comox Valley and has just completed his third year of Chem / EOS at the Unliversity of Victoria. No stranger to a kitchen Ben joins the team as Kitchen Assistant this season. Ben worked many...

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  47. Welcome Aboard Chloe

    Welcome aboard to Chloe Bourassa d'Estimauville who hails from Quebec and has the accent to prove it. You will see Chloe all over the lodge this summer. Chloe loves surfing, traveling and the outdoors and is currently studying nursing in Quebec.This will be her first time working at a fishing...

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  48. The Work Continues

    The work continues on the replacement deck! Much of the work that has taken place over the last month will never be seen with all the supports under the deck and the refinishing of the barge deck but the results are seen here with Ernie sweeping the new wood deck...

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  49. Welcome Aboard Mitchell

    A very warm welcome aboard to Mitchell Lavigne who will be joining Ole's crew this season. A native of 100 Mile House, BC, Mitchell has lived in many places and as a result connects easily with people and is ready with a joke to make you feel at ease. Mitchell...

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  50. Welcome Aboard Liam

    We want to welcome Liam Richardson aboard. Liam will be joining the Ole's crew this summer. Liam hails from Comox and is currently studying Enlgish at the University of Victoria. Liam loves travelling and scuba diving and brings his enthusiasm and ready smile into everything he does. Please help us...

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  51. Welcome Aboard Andraya

    This season we welcome Andraya Walters to Ole's crew! Andraya hails from Black Creek, a small rural community that is about half way between Campbell River and the Comox valley where she grew up with her parents and 3 siblings but will be studying nursing at Camosun College in Victoria...

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  52. Welcome Back Gillian Bromilow

    A warm welcome back to Gillian! Gillian has been working on her BA in Phsychology and will be graduating this December! When not studying Gillian likes to enjoy the beauty of Vancouver Island, hiking, kayaking and camping among other things. Guests at Ole's in 2011, 2012 and 2013 will remember...

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  53. Welcome Aboard Alysha

    This season we welcome Alysha Quiring to Ole's Crew! Though Alysha has been going to school at the University of Victoria working towards her BA in Psychology she originally hails from the beautiful small town of Comox. She loves being active and being close to the organic beauty of nature....

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  54. All Decked Out

    Literally! Ole's is all decked out.... The old main deck is being ripped out and a new deck is going to be constructed! Here are the crew madly working to prepare for the construction of the new deck! Do you recognize Isabelle among the crew? You'll see her during the...

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  55. Sportfish Guide

    The Sportfish Guide is now available as a PDF on the Department of fisheries web site. For those who would like to review the guide before their trip ... just follow the link to the Guide.

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  56. Congrats to Sascha and Nickey Porteous

    It was wedding bells this weekend for Sascha Porteous and Nickey Wall! Sascha and Nickey met when they both came to work for Ole's for the summer of 2011 and when they both returned to work at Ole's for the summer of 2012 it was clear their friendship had deepened...

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  57. 40 Days and 40 Nights

    Our 2014 Season has now wrapped up and we are busy with the tasks of closing down the lodge for another season. The list of things we still want to do lingers, seems like we just got started. While we go about our packing, still in our minds the fresh...

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  58. Awesome First Day in Every Way

    The fishing continues to be stellar and the first day for this group has produced not only some nice fish but also some nice smiles. Great weather, great fishing, food and friends makes for an excellent start to the trip for our new group. All the action at Bayley Point...

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  59. Another Tyee at Bayley

    A Bayley TYEE for Sam Conde! What once was a rare occurrence of catching a chinook at Bayley has become common place this season. We have seen not just awesome Coho fishing, but also more Chinook coming from Bayley than anywhere else this season. Spending the day at Bayley with...

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  60. A Decade Of Memories Celebrated!

    Where time goes no one knows but the memories stay! We share a celebration of a decade of fishing and friendship with Norman, Claus, Raul and Eric on their induction into Ole's Decade club. This group from the Dominican Republic has been coming since 2003 and the pics of their...

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  61. New Season Coho Record – Lucky number 18

    New season record Coho for Edgar "Eggy" Pichardo. Coho Fishing has been so great at Bayley, guests have the quality problem of choosing which ones to keep. On August 18th Edgar Sr. "Eggy" and Edgar Jr. headed off to fish the morning tide. Lady luck had her eyes on Eggy...

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  62. Ernesto and The Tyee

    Day one, within hours of arriving at Ole's, Ernesto was heading back into the dock. After a quick trip out to Bayley and picking up a couple of Coho with Alex they head back to the racetrack and pick up another Coho. But ..... what was on Ernesto's mind was...

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  63. Bayley Point, The Gift That Keeps On Giving.

    The action at Bayley has been terrific and continues to draw the crowds. Crowds of Coho and crowds of guests. This group has enjoyed great Coho fishing in spectacular weather. A great group of father/sons, husband/wives and family has generated a wonderful treasure trove of memories. Truly time well spent...

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  64. COHOHOHOHOHOOOOO!

    Wow, can you say COHO. Fishing has been nothing short of spectacular at Bayley Point this season, the Coho just keep on coming and much to everyone's surprise the Chinook are getting into the action too. Here is just a sample of the happy anglers who have enjoyed the good...

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  65. A Good Morning!

    GOOD Morning.....What a terrific start to the day! Quite the adventure this morning as the heavy fog made getting out to the hali grounds a real challenge. But once there, the skys turned blue and fishing was fast and fantastic. And just as we finished fishing the heavy fog rolls...

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  66. Really Beautiful First Day of Our Trip to Ole’s

    First day on the water for our new group and it could not get any better, great fishing, kicking back in Hakai Pass. It was a simply beautiful and idealic day and the fishing continues to be terrific. Most of the action had been at Bayley the last week and...

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  67. Ole’s Decade Club Welcomes Carol Smith

    Once again the hand shaken martini ceremony is shared with another guest who has shared a decade of experiences, fishing stories and friendship. We are delighted to welcome Carol Smith to the Deacade Club as she celeberates her 10 years of fishing with Ole's with a free trip. In the...

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  68. Gary and Jacob at the Racetrack ! The Chinook are Back.

    On what can only be described as a "bluebird day", perfect in every way. Halibut fishing on the morning low and with the tide change after lunch Gary and grandson Jacob head for the Racetrack looking for Chinook. Gary has been showing Jacob how to fish Hakai, sharing his decade...

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  69. Tyee Times!

    Some folks just have a knack for attracting Chinook, seem to be in the right place at the right time and with come up with Tyee without really trying. Emily Cheatham is one of those lucky people. Check out the nice 31.5 Spring caught on the Racetrack, a last quick...

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  70. Welcome to the Decade Club Doug Bosko

    Congratulations to Doug Bosko on his free Trip honoring his 10 years fishing at Ole's Hakai Pass. Doug receives his hand-shaken martini with a twist from Ernie as he is welcomed into Ole's Decade Club! Doug is our 78th member and we are delighted to have had the opportunity to...

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  71. New Season Record 54.5 LBS

    New Season record 54.5 !What a fish, what a fish story. Darold was fishing with his wife Linda who are both members of Ole's Tyee club at Bayley Point on Day two of their trip doing pretty well on the Coho. While fishing that morning one of their salmon reels...

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  72. Double Decade Celebration for Steve and Doug Price

    We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the second decade with our guests Steve and Doug Price, the undisputed kings of Hakai Pass. Steve and Doug know more about fishing in Hakai than anyone and the knowledge comes from a passion for Hakai and experience on the water. Steve...

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  73. Strategy

    Here we have the classic case of knowing when to quit, Ken and Mike headed out to Bayley this morning with a game plan, get 6 nice Coho (3 each) and save their last slot for the day for a nice Chinook. It did not take them long, they were...

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  74. 16 Halibut in 24 Minutes

    Wow, 16 Halibut in 24 minutes ! Fishing continues to impress, and the day starts off with a bang ! 8 boats head out this morning after Continental Breakfast for some hali fishing on day two. Oh man, we drop down and boat after boat are hooking up, I give...

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  75. Guest Services Addition

    Ole's is pleased to announce our latest addition to our offering of services to our guests. With a Registered Massage Therapist on staff we now can offer the most requested service. A professional massage on the upper deck Pergola. With the Hakai Pass as the backdrop, imagine relaxing to the...

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  76. Time Well Shared

    My oh my, what a way to start of a trip. Gage Woodring fishing with his dad Robert out on their first afternoon at Bayley Point landed a nice 20.5 Chinook! Caught all by himself, no help from Dad, you can tell Gage is one proud and accomplished angler. After...

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  77. First Day of The Season 2014

    First day of our season and first time fishing here for Aniana Viyella and call it what you will, beginners luck, lady luck and more likely just a damn good fisher-gal. Aniana has the biggest chinook of the day and starts our season off with a bang. Big tides this...

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  78. Ready Set Tow

    While the barge was being towed north by water, Ernie, Joel, Bradley and Diana towed the Ole's big boats up to Port Hardy and launched them there then headed off on Sunday morning to meet the Barge as it arrived in Hakai Pass.

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  79. Annual Paddle Board Challenge

    The annual Stand Up Paddle Board Challenge was taken up by Brad and Diana this year and it was a nail biter ! With Diana taking an early lead we thought for sure she had it in the bag while she was well ahead going around the 1/2 way turn....

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  80. Fishing at Ole’s Day 1

    We are able to share a video of time lapse photography with you for Day 1 of Fishing at Ole's put together from footage taken by guest Eric Periche in August 2013. Please enjoy a day on Ole's docks.....

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  81. Co Ho Ho

    Christmas in the summer at Ole's. Can you say Co-ho-ho ! Not only is the Chinook fishing awesome this season the Coho continue to keep guests busy, multiple hookups being the norm. Terrific coho are still coming through and guests have the quality problem of being careful not to limit...

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  82. Fish Master’s Day Off

    Our fish-master Joel is on the water every day looking after guests needs, everything from a complimentary tutor for our first time guests, full on Guiding for Salmon or ground fish, running bait out, pop, water and box lunches. So when there is a break in the action and he...

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  83. Tyee Times

    Another perfect day in Hakai Pass, with sunshine and great fishing along the Racetrack, everyone having a good time. With everyone being treated to the bonus of an Orca pod passing by and bald eagles feeding on salmon the cameras were getting a lot of use, not to mention the...

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  84. Records Are Made To Be Broken!

    Just last week our leader board held up a 50 lb Chinook as the seasons fish to beat. Well records are made to be broken and this one was no exception. We have seen a lot of action and Chinook coming from the Racetrack this season and it is no...

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  85. Tyee Club Welcomes Another Member!

    Tom Vance was fishing with partner Ludwig de Mot this morning and they started out the day nicely with a couple of Halibut. This was Tom's first trip to Ole's Hakai Pass and his first time salmon fishing. There is a lot of action on the fishing grounds with an...

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  86. A Honey Of A Fishing Year

    The tremendous fishing this summer has been a great opportunity for our guests to have the quality problem of getting close to limits early in their Trip. Most guests will keep a slot or two open for that elusive King and guests are always keen to get some inside scoop...

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  87. On Top of The Leader Board… Well at Least For a Couple of Hours !

    First time guest Jason Mc Brien was fishing with Mike Onischuk at the Racetrack when all hell breaks loose with screaming reels and tangled lines, after getting sorted out Mike takes off after an awesome Chinook bent on spooling the reel, again and again. Finally worn down after 40 minutes...

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  88. Icing on the Tyee Cake

    Wow, as if boating a couple Tyee's before lunch with his dad Steve was not enough, Doug Price heads out solo after lunch and snags another one solo ! This one from the Racetrack which was full of Coho and of course.... a few nice Chinook. So Doug now has...

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  89. Racetrack, Barney, Kelpie, too many to choose from

    With all the Coho around the question is where shall we go to catch them ? Yep, just depends on where you like to fish today! We are seeing good numbers of nice sized Coho at the Racetrack, Bailey, Kelpie, Barney and South Bailey. Fishing continues to be terrfic this...

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  90. Tyee for Two

    Father and son, Steve and Doug Price know how to fish Barney Point, that was never in doubt. They are legendary here at Ole's, this being their 20th year. Today just about an hour before low slack, they were rewarded again for their dedication to this Chinook loving spot. First...

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  91. Tyee Club’s First Member For 2013

    Steve Jumper is our first new member to be inducted to our Tyee Club for 2013. He seen here receiving the coveted Ole's Tyee Pin from Ernie. Our first Trip this year has been nothing short of outstanding, with the bulk of the fish being caught on the Racetrack. Steve...

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  92. 2013 Fishing Regulations Guide Is Out

    The 2013 fishing regulations guide is now on line and can be accessed thought this DFO link 2013-2015 British Columbia Sportfishing Regulations

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  93. 2013 Fishing Season

    Our 2013 fishing season seems to be months away but time is flying and it is creeping up fast! Just 5 months and a few days until the first guests arrive! Many of our trips for 2013 are already fully committed but there are still a few trips that have...

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  94. Fishing 2013

    All indications are that 2013 is going to be another great fishing year...Last year was a banner year for fishing in Hakai Pass surpassing the great season we had in 2011 with record numbers of guests recieving Tyee Pins and a record catch on August 4th of a 58Lb Chinook...

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  95. Crazy Catch !

    When fishing, sometimes you catch the unexpected! Everything from a Six Gill Shark to a sun fish, to a Wolf Eel has come up on our lines or in our traps. Well, I thought I had heard of everything until tonight. While reminiscing with the crew over the season past,...

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  96. Last Pass

    With the sun setting on the day and our season, it was time for everyone to have one last pass at Barney Point. This summer’s young eagle was still trying out his new wings and the Coho were still biting making it a fitting and beautiful end to what has...

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  97. Derby? I’m in!

    Edgar “Eggie” Pichardo joined his friends group this year for the first time and was keen to learn everything about fishing salmon in Hakai Pass. The group put together a daily derby for the largest salmon each day with anyone wanting in to put up 20$ and sign on. Eggie...

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  98. Fish On ! Fish Gone ! Back On!

    Crazy things happen on the fishing grounds. We have seen everything from two guys hooked into the same Halibut and bringing it up under the boat, one on each side tugging away ! And there is the story of the one Halibut hooked not by a hook, but by a...

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  99. Still King of the Lings!

    Check these beauties out! Limits of good sized Lingcod for Joel and Tanya! Fishing for Lings takes some skill to keep your gear from getting snagged on the rocky pinnacles that they frequent. Joel has had lots of practice and has learned the hard way how not to lose those...

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  100. Perseverence pays off for the Halibut Masters !

    After an attentive crowd at our morning Hali Fishing Clinic the group of 9 boats headed out to our favourite productive spots of Penny and Green Eggs and Ham. Conditions were perfect, nice and calm, a little drift so we had big expections. But things started out a tad slow...

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