Category Archives: Community

  1. Pampered Pants

    Scrub a dub dub ....  ducky pants in a tub! As we ready for the first arrivals on Monday everything is getting mounted, loaded or washed..... Guests will be ready for the sea spray, rain and fish in shiny yellow water proof pants! Tight lines! 

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  2. Welcome Aboard Rachel!

    Please help us welcome Rachel aboard!  She is joining Ole's team for the 2019 season.  Rachel is going into her third year of a teaching degree after this summer. She enjoy kayaking, watercolor painting and hiking. Rachel is very excited to meet everyone at Ole's and hope to have a...

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  3. Everyone’s Favorite Leaning Place

    A new wider BBQ area rail will greet guests this year!  The old rails are being replaced with some beautiful new live edge cedar which will be perfect for plates and drinks and wide enough to comfortably lean on while watching the dock goings on or catch up with friends... ...

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  4. Ahoy Sailor….

    The Man with the Hat is now the man with the cap, and a sailboat too! Some of you may have heard that Ernie purchased a sailboat this past winter. Keith and I have been having coffee dates with Ernie when we get the chance but our last get together...

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  5. Welcome Back Isabelle!

    After a year away Isabelle returns with a big welcome back.  Isabelle is excited to be returning to Ole’s after missing out on all the fun last summer. She was living in Quebec and practicing her french so that she could go on to finish her Bachelor of Arts in...

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  6. Welcome Back Cam!

    Please help us welcome Cameron Back! Cam has been living in Saskatoon attending my first year of school at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.  Though school has occupied most of Cam's  time, he has been able to get out occasionally to explore the prairies. Flat fields to the horizon,...

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  7. Great Fishing News 2019

    Many of you have heard that Chinook fishing changes are coming for 2019.... and have been wondering how they will affect Hakai Pass ... Good news all around!... DFO Pacific has posted the update and you will be happy to know that fishing Hakai Pass  remains essentially the same as...

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  8. Welcome back Brenda!

    Please help us welcome Brenda back for the 2019 Season!  Brenda has been busy upgrading her computer skills and learning Office programs since the end of last season as well as working with Keith on the many ongoing Barge upgrades and completion of the new float dock that will be...

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  9. Welcome Aboard Andrea!

    Please help us welcome Andrea to Ole's 2019 team.  Andrea was born and raised in Vancouver BC.  This will be my third summer working on a fishing lodge, I have worked both in Haida Gwaii and near Bella Bella. I spent five years travelling around the Caribbean and South America, with...

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  10. Welcome to Ole’s Matt!

    Please help us welcome Matt aboard!  This will not be Matt's first time at Ole's!  Matt has been a guest at Ole's!   Born and raised in Calgary but spending my summers on the west coast Matt is excited to return for the summer. Currently an urban studies major and ex...

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  11. A Roll of the Dice Brought us Together with River Rock

    Last year weather woes brought us together with River Rock Casino Hotel for guest rooms when planes could not fly and we were thankful to be able to arrange rooms for everyone. This year we are pleased to announce that River Rock Casino and Hotel  has arranged special rates for...

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  12. Gearing Up!

    Each fall we breakdown all the fishing gear, rods get re-tipped (where needed),  line guides get replaced if broken and handles get rebound before the coming season to ensure they are tip top to catch that trophy salmon or halibut.... Reels get fully serviced lubricated and parts replaced.  They are...

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  13. Happy Landings

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfknXIvvxbY

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  14. Lila’s Seared Ling Cod with Chili, Coconut Beurre Blanc

    1.5 lb ling cod or any white bottom fish Brine – 5 Tb Kosher salt, 1 lemon, peppercorns, bay leaf, 1 Tbs Sugar. 8 L Water Method – dissolve sugar, salt and seasoning in water at room temp. Add cut ling cod, wait for 1-3 hrs.  Pat dry. Season with...

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  15. Getting Tanked

    At Ole's "Getting Tanked" has a whole different meaning!  Last spring we worked on the outsides and Keel cooling along with  the power generators.... This fall it is all about the guts of the barge.... Out with the old wood supports for the inner workings of the water water system...

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  16. A West Coast Ole’s Welcome from Keith & Sari Olsen

    Meet Keith and Sari Olsen!  Some of you already have during the 2018 season and many more guests will during the upcoming 2019 season as they take have decided to take a more direct hand in the leadership of the lodge after sadly, prior to the 2018 season Ernie announced...

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  17. And The Winner is….

    As you know each season with the help of our guests we support salmon enhancement through a trip draw.  2018 was no exception... Sari Olsen was pleased as punch to do the honors of drawing the winning name.... Many thanks to all who participated...  this year's lucky winner of the...

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  18. Cough it Up!

      Cough it up is usually something you say when you want something from someone.....  but when this guy came to the dock Cam noticed something was in it's throat!  So ... Cam pushed behind and literally out popped what was to be this guys meal!....   A little box crab!...

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  19. Welcome to the Decade Club Mark

    Please help us welcome Mark to the decade club!  We tip a martini to you and have so much enjoyed your visits and friendship for the last 10 years.... and of course your 2018 trip is on Ole's.  We look forward to your visit next season when  and to many...

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  20. Welcome to the Decade Club Pat and Stuart and to the Double Decade Club Joe!

    Welcome to the Decade Club Pat and Stuart & to the Double Decade Club Joe! It has been our pleasure to to build a fishing friendship with each of you these past years. Cheers to a great 10 year Pat and Stuart!  This year we also had the pleasure to...

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  21. Happy Anniversary Angela and Ken!

    A little birdy let us that Angela and Ken were celebrating their 20th and had enjoyed their last trip to Ole's so much they had decided to spend it fishing at Hakai Pass.  We couldn't pass up the opportunity to help them celebrate with special cake on BBQ night!  We...

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  22. Arrival Day

    Arrival day 2018!  What a beautiful day for our first arrivals!  The guests are on the planes are headed for Ole's...  Hope everyone brought a camera... Seldom do we get such perfect day!   The excitement is palpable and the crew can't wait to greet the first guests  of the year!

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  23. Totally Worth the Wait!

    Last Season we congratulated Suzanne Ouellet on the Fabulous 45# lb Tyee (Chinook / King) she brought in on the last day of the trip but because the group departed on that very same morning Suzanne did not receive her Tyee pin so earned with this awesome catch which we...

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  24. Shutdown 2017

    The shut down of 2017 got under way with a group of 8 overnight guests, who got to spend just a little more time in paradise joining us for breakfast prior to their plane. A first ! Following breakfast the crew was hard at it with great weather to help...

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  25. War Wounds Well Worth the Effort for Phil!

    Congrats to fist time fisher Phil Hoelting who was more than excited to bring in a beautiful 32# Chinook Salmon on his very first fishing trip ever!  Tight lines paid off big time in the 2 hour fight to land the foul hooked tyee!  Phil has the wounds to prove...

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  26. Our 2017 Crew is Tops!

    We have an awesome crew for 2017!  Things couldn't be better (except of course  no smoke from the fires). Everyone is doing a fishtastic job of things!

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  27. Passing The Torch

    The Man with the Hat hangs it up for a spell while Joel takes over.... ( just for a little while )  Picture courtesy Mike Eliasen

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  28. A “Sign”of the Times

    A "sign"of the times as we continue getting things ready for the upcoming season!  We introduced out updated logo 3 years ago and this year you will see many signage updates happening at the lodge including this new topper for the weigh station!

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  29. We’re Raising the Roof

    The weather has turned nice and we are raising the roof for the new season!  The cookhouse  will be sporting a shiny new roof and the BBQ deck will be enjoying new shade panels  too!  Tight lines until summer!

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  30. Welcome Aboard Erin Stephens!

    Erin Stephens will be joining Ole's 2017 Crew! Please help us welcome her aboard. Erin hails from North Vancouver where she is continuing legal studies and has worked in a variety of customer service positions.  No stranger to outdoor activities Erin will fit right in at the lodge.  Please help...

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  31. Welcome Aboard Andrea Schmidt

    Please help us welcome Andrea Schmidt Aboard for the 2017 Fishing year!  Andrea hails from Campbell River on Vancouver Island and is no stranger to the outdoors.  Andrea has done a variety of things including working  for ski and beach resorts and has taken courses in Insurance obtaining her license...

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  32. Welcome Aboard Jenna Krug

    Please help us welcome Jenna Krug to Ole's 2017 team.  Jenna is currently in her fifth year as a Kinesiology major at the University of Victoria and has been coaching  girls Southern Vancouver Island Basketball as well as the Special Olympics Basketball team as well as captaining the University of...

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  33. Welcome Aboard Jenna Bugiardini

    Jenna Bugiardini will be joining Ole's 2017 team and no wonder with a welcome smile that will bring out the sunshine and make anyone feel at ease.    Jenna has been studying business at the University of Victoria specializing in Service Management. Jenna achieved the honor of female rookie of...

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  34. Welcome Aboard Nikhil Desai

    This year we are welcoming Nikhil Desai to our crew!  Nikhil hails from Kamloops BC and has been attending the University of Edinburgh working on his Master of Arts Economics and Social Policy degree. He loves the outdoors and can't wait for summer so he can meet everyone.  Please help...

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  35. Trips 2017

    It is hard to believe that we will soon be loading the barge and heading up to Hakai Pass readying for the first arrivals on July 17 th! What's new this year?  We have new boat seats on the way and 2 new dining room tables  for greater guest comfort......

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  36. Hats off to Hats 2017….

    As all of our guests know, each year Ole's has a new hat selection!  This year lodge guests will enjoy a hat with a difference!  Our 2017 hat will sport "Real Tree"Camo that will also be great for those who enjoy a fall and winter hunt!  Ole's new logo will...

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  37. Humpback Feeding Frenzy

    In the News.... The National Post has launched a story March 13th about a congregation of  solitary southern hemisphere Humpback whales feeding in waters far from their usual  feeding spots and in huge numbers up to 200 individuals... For the details and story follow the link.... http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/solitary-humpback-whales-feeding-in-massive-groups-half-a-world-away-from-where-expected . The World Wildlife Foundation...

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  38. Tales Of The Pass …….

    Coming soon!  Stay tuned ....

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  39. Marine Invasive Species Watch and Report

    More and more invasive species are being found in waters they don't belong in and devastating natural resident populations.  Fisheries has published a list of the species they are watching for and ask everyone if they spot and identify one or catch one not to throw it back but to...

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  40. And The Winner Is….

    It is with great please that we announce the winner of the 2016 season trip draw ....  Our congrats to Stacy Hauser!  We had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Stacy when they arrived on their first trip to Ole's in 2011.  A bond of fishing & friendship has brought Mike...

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  41. Welcome Back Lila, It Is Souper to See You Returning!

    Great news !  We have a Chef extraordinaire for 2017,  Lila Ruzicka returns to Hakai Pass.  Easily one of our best Chef’s at Ole’s, it is really exciting to have her back on board.  Seen here with the 07 Crew (with a very young looking Joel in the back) Many...

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  42. The Glamour of Shutdown

    After our last guests departed it was bittersweet, a season coming to a close with all the memories so fresh and the excitement still very palpable. The crew sitting down together for a meal and getting out on the water one last time for a couple of hours fishing and...

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  43. Renewal

    We have had a great season this year with our guests’ services upgrades in the boats, new motors, new depth sounders and new radios, not to mention a brand new hot tub for sore fish fighting muscles and the crew continues to grow with new talent and enthusiasm. Our season...

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  44. Last Morning! Last Hour! What a Way to Finish the Season!

    This morning was a special one, our final group was out for their last chance to fish before breakfast. The guests on the water taking in the morning light and savoring the moments remaining, hoping for just one more fish. Jacques and Suzanne Ouellet chose the Racetrack, trolling slow by...

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  45. Stepping Up!

    The last two years have seen some exciting changes here at the lodge with Isabelle stepping up and taking over the dock operations. She continues to add to her list of skills and accomplishments with taking on Hali School and Guiding. Seen here teaching her first school just before leading...

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  46. Meet Cam!

    Cam Hughes joined our dock crew this season and came to the table with some great skills, not only is Cam handy around the shop he also knows his way around the water. Cam had his first opportunity to do some salmon/lingcod guiding in mid August, check out his guests...

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  47. Tyee 10 th!

    You may recognize Sam from last year's Tyee pin presentation, he is no stranger to catching huge Chinook. This year was no exception as once again Sam proved perseverance and dedication to the sweet spots will pay off. A beauty Chinook at 43 pounds and special shout out to net...

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  48. B-A-Y-L-Y Does it Again

    How do you spell Limits? B-A-Y-L-Y , that’s right. Bayley point has lit up once again as a fresh run move through the Pass. Everyone with a line in the water was rewarded with great Coho action this morning. We are blessed in Hakai Pass with numerous runs of fish...

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  49. Tyee Plus!

    Congratulations Brian "Crow" Pimental on the largest fish of his of the season and a new personal best here in Hakai. Brian has been fishing with Ole's for over 10 seasons with his buddy Martin, and in 2004 is was also Martin on the net when Brian landed a 43...

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  50. First Tyee of the Season and Many Memories Shared

    A magical first morning light fish at Barney for Chris Strachan and Mark Heydorff. Chris and Mark are here together paying tribute to Chris’s Father who passed away earlier this year. Chris and his Dad were here in 2010 fishing together and on their trip they went out the last...

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  51. Goodbye and Best Wishes Rafael

    Today we say a fond farewell to our opening Chef Rafael. Rafael gave of his passion for food and received many great reviews on our first few trips of the season. We wish him well as he heads home to a family emergency and hope we may once again enjoy...

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  52. The Decade Club Expands Once More Adding 3 More Members on this Trip

    Welcome Todd Greene, Kirk and Larry Erb. We are lucky to have so many guests who have become good friends over the years. Sharing not only fishing memories, but life's special moments as well. Everything from watching the kids become young adults over the years and start their careers to...

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  53. Tyee Times

    The Tyee are in Hakai Pass! Not only has Coho fishing been awesome to date, the Chinook are putting smiles on faces and Tyee Pins on chests. Guests who are being careful not to fill out their card with Coho, are keeping one or two slots open are spending time...

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  54. Congrats to Steve Jones! Welcome to Ole’s Decade Club

    A very warm welcome to Steve Jones to Ole’s Decade Club, celebrating the ten years of fishing and friendship bonds forged in Hakai Pass. Over the years we have shared every kind of imaginable experience, from years of great abundance, years of rain, to seasons of draught (some years of...

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  55. Groundhog Day!

    What a morning, Bayley is on fire again, a repeat performance. The morning started out a bit foggy but the the optimism was high, with our fleet out in force at Bayley the fish have come in. A dejavu of last seasons abundance has kicked off our season ! Ok,...

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  56. 87 Decade Club Inductees and Counting As We Welcome Dale Sawchuk!

    Ole’s Decade club welcomes Dale Sawchuk, our 87th guest to receive the traditional “hand shaken” martini and induction to our club. Recognizing and celebrating a decade of Trips to Ole’s. Dale comes this year as our guest, not only as a thank you but also as an acknowledgment of the...

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  57. Wholy Halibut

    Rafael stepped out the door this morning and caught this beauty of a halibut being scaled. Congrats to the fishers on bringing in this beauty and thanks to Rafael for sharing with us.

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  58. Ready For Arrivals Due in 10 Minutes

    We are ready. Our first guests arrive in 10 minutes and we are relaxed and ready. A little overcast today but brightening fast and the seas are like glass for the first day of fishing. Watch the activity on the dock on our web cams.... the weather cam refreshes on...

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  59. Welcome Back Isabelle Porteous

    This season we will also be welcoming Isabelle back to Ole's Summer Crew. Guests who visited Ole's during the 2012, 2013 and 2014 fishing season's will have been greated by Isabelle's ready smile and we are looking forward to having her return for another busy fishing season! Isabelle has been...

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  60. Biking the Kettle Valley Railroad Trail

    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...

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  61. Sending Thoughts and Support to our Alberta Neighbors

    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...

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  62. Deciding on A Seasonal Job for Your Summer Break?

    So many opportunities are available for seasonal work but getting your resumes in early for the positions you really want is important. When you are young with few commitments you have the opportunity to stretch your wings, challenge the limits of your comfort zone and try something a little out...

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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. Gone Fishing from A Guest’s Eyes

    Gone Fishing in Hakai Pass....

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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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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  76. 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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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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