Category Archives: News

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Calling all Designers, Futur Designers and Digital Artists….

    Many of Ole's guests became acquainted with Chris Do over the years.  After coming to Ole's first with a group, then returning for trips of his own over the past 7 years where Chris has shared the majesty of Hakai Pass and Ole's with both family and friends.  Chris, owner...

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 2018 Looking Back

    Thanks for an awesome summer everyone…We were sad when Ernie announced that this his 22nd year would be his last, it was time to hang up his hat. He will be missed and we wish Ernie every good thing in retirement. We had the pleasure of welcoming Joe Broussard and...

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Welcome to the Decade Club Domingo!

    Welcome Domingo to the Decade Club.  Having completed 14 visits in 10 years, Domingo has become a bit of a fixture around the Lodge.  Coming for a double trip each year has also added to the feeling of being at home with the Lodge crew, not to mention Domingo's fishing...

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. Welcome to the Decade Club Brett!

    This Year we celebrate 10 years of fishing and friendship with Brett Tanner!  This year for the first time Brett was joined by his son Derek who was on hand to add his congrats to ours! Tight lines and Fish Tales Brett, this toast is for you!

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Tales Of The Pass …….

    Coming soon!  Stay tuned ....

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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Fisheries and Oceans Explain Ocean Accidification

    Fisheries and Oceans testing of Ocean Acidification and concerns for the future are building - we share their 5 minute video which is well worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPowKq54H74

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. All Decked Out

    The new hot tub is sporting it's new decking surface now! We'll be ready for danglers and dunkers alike with lots of room to sit around the edge of the new tub or sit right down for a soak ... things are almost ready to go!

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  52. Engines on Board

    Wind in the face and salt spray in the air... who can resist booting it to get to their favorite fishing area in Hakai Pass.... Well, guests will be doing just that this season with the bakers dozen of brand new tiller Yamaha 4 stroke 40's we've just received.... Boatland...

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  53. Things are Really Heating Up!

    Along with the weather, and it has been hot the last couple of days here, things are really starting to heat up on the installation of the new hot tub! A few days ago a crane lifted the new hot tub into place and now the work begins installing the...

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  54. Things are Just Chugging Along …

    A Baker's dozen of Brand New Yamaha 40 HP engines arrived today... They are still in their shipping boxes on their pallets awaiting set up and and being made ready to take Ole's Guests out fishing .... but that will come over the next few days!

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  55. Our Own Back Yard

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

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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. 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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  59. The Argo Array – Science Fact not Science Fiction

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

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  60. Seattle Times, King TV, and Science Direct Report Puget Sound Fish full of Drugs

    A new study brings to light the incidence of drugs and found in the juvenile chinook salmon caught in Puget sound in September 2014. Such drugs as cocaine, Advil, Prozac, Lipitor, Benedryl, and more were found present in the tissues of the tested salmon as well as sculpin that resided...

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  61. 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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  62. 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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  63. 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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  64. 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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  65. 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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  66. 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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  67. 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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  68. 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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  69. 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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  70. 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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  71. 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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  72. 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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  73. 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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  74. 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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  75. 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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  76. 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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  77. 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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  78. 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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  79. 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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  80. 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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  81. 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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  82. 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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  83. 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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  84. 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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  85. 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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  86. 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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  87. 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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  88. 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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  89. 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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  90. 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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  91. 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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  92. 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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  93. 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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  94. 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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  95. 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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  96. 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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  97. 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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  98. 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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  99. 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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  100. 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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