Category Archives: Community

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. Tyee times Three !

    Great fishing continues here at Ole's Hakai Pass. Last night we had the great pleasure of handing out not one or two but three Tyee Pins ! And one of them was the Golden one for Tyee over 50. Seen here are Kirk Erb, Chris Hougie and Ivan Soloway showing...

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  39. First Time Is A Charm!

    This was Chris Do's first time to Ole's Hakai Pass, and it won't be the last! He was charmed not only with the incredible beauty of the land and seascape but also the diversity and abundance of life. With the Eagle's nest at Barney Point, the young eaglet testing out...

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  40. The Coho are back!

    Bill Longmire has been coming to Ole’s Hakai Pass for 6 years with his son Dillon in August. This year he has doubled up his trips and brought his grandsons Austin and Thomas to introduce them to British Columbia salmon fishing. Their first trip got off to a great start...

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  41. First Visit and Fishing Like Veterans

    First time in Hakai Pass and Day One for Leo Snowman. After fishing school Leo heads out with Rick and Don to Barney Point to test their skills. Well as you can see they passed with flying colours! Trolling with 6 oz of weight and 15 pulls of line produced...

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  42. We have a Winner ! Congratulations to Stephen “Craig” Boggs on winning the draw for a Free Trip in 2012 !

    Why is this man smiling? Well first off he caught a very nice 22.5 Chinook Salmon while fishing with Ole's for the first time; not to mention the coho, halibut and rockfish ! While fishing with his pals in Hakai Pass he was introduced to the incredible central coast of...

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  43. Terrific finish to a great season !

    Our 2nd last morning on the water and the season's end is in sight. The final group of 2011 has been having a great time fishing from the Black Hole to the Snag and having great results as you can see. The season is finishing up just the way it...

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  44. Epic first day for Sascha

    Sascha Daley had worked on the dock at Ole's for many years growing up. Having Dad as a boss was sometimes challenging but the rewards were worth it. Over the years his skateboarding career took precedence and he had to leave the summers in Hakai behind. This year he returned...

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  45. Helluva morning !

    This morning started out like any other lately here in Hakai Pass, nice NW 10-15, light overcast clearing by mid morning to bright sunshine. Capping it off was a nice early morning flood tide bringing in fresh fish! The fleet was at the usual hot spots of The Black Hole...

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  46. Tyee for Domingo, patience rewarded with a nice Chinook at Odlum Point.

    Domingo Viyella Jr. has been fishing with his Dad for the last few days at Ole's and they have been doing very well indeed, limiting on 2 Halibut each by the second outing and Domingo Jr. had the quality problem of having reached his 7th fish salmon by Day 3....

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  47. Season Chinook record topped by 1/2 pound at 51.5 today !

    On the first full day of their trip to Ole's Karsten P. Windeler was fishing with his dad up at Kelpie point, all the action lately had been at the Racetrack, Black Hole and Normans Rock. The day started with SE wind and lots of rain but that did not...

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  48. Welcome Back Papa Bear

    Many of our long time guests will remember our old friend and Chef for 5 seasons, Papa Bear. Well Urs decided too come for a trip with "Mama Bear" his wife Charlotte this season and we are delighted that they came. Urs always loved fishing when he worked with us...

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  49. Ladies are welcome in the Tyee Club too !

    Stacey Hauser and husband Mike were reeling up at the Racetrack getting ready for another pass and Stacey hooks into the biggest fish of the day ! Landing a bright 32 lb. Chinook and entry into Ole's Tyee Club. This makes 4 Tyee pins for the group so far!

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  50. Tyee Times!

    Todd Ingram was a little worried when he arrived about how he was going to be able to fish with his swollen wrist bandaged up. Well it turns out he had nothing to worry about, this morning on the racetrack he landed a nice 32 lb. Chinook, luckily it was...

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  51. Can you say Tyee!

    Kenneth Janke arrived a day late for his trip because of previous business commitments but he made up for it in short order. After hauling up Halibut in the morning faster than anyone in the fleet, he was off to the salmon fishing grounds and in no time at all...

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