Category Archives: Fishing Tips

  1. Steven Price – In Memory – Much Loved and Very Missed

    No one in West Coast fishing circles did not know Steven Price. Even if they had never met him in person they knew his name and knew of his love of fishing. This love brought him and his sons out to many different lodges on BC's west coast. In a...

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Happy Landings

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

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Tales Of The Pass …….

    Coming soon!  Stay tuned ....

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  10. 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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  11. Welcome Back Justin!

    Your morning smile for 2017, we welcome back Justin to our Crew for our upcoming 2017 Season.  Justin was with us on the dock way back in 2007 with Joel and Elliott.  This year we will have Justin on our morning shift starting your day with fresh baking, egg sandwiches...

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  12. Welcome Back Isabelle!

    We are looking forward to Isabelle once again take charge of overseeing Dock operations in 2017.  This will be Isabelle’s 6th season with us and her 3rd as our Dock Leader.  During the off season Isabelle has taken a gap-year from school to do some traveling.  We look forward to...

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  13. Welcome Back Cam !

    Welcome back Cam !  This will be Cam’s second year aboard, after another year of school at UBC.  As you can see he is ready and chomping at the bit to get back to Hakai and get started!   Cam will once again be assisting on the dock and also will...

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  14. Please Be Seated!

        New this year on all OLE'S HAKAI PASS boats will be the TEMPRESS ELITE seat. It is a rotationally molded Helm Seat that incorporates the patented NaviStyle® StylePanel® system and ensures superior comfort, unequaled quality, and catches fish. Like all TEMPRESS products the Helm Seat is constructed of...

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Solo Coho, how it is done, by Mike Pashniak

    Many guests ask the question, "I am going out alone... what do I do if I catch a fish, how do I land it?" Well Mike Pashniak did not have to ask, he already knew and demonstrated it in style while trolling along the Racetrack today. Take a look and...

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