Category Archives: News

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  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. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. A Honey Of A Fishing Year

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

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

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

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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 2013 Fishing Season

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

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  30. Fishing 2013

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

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Crazy Coho Action

    The coho action continures at Bailey Point in Hakai Pass. Limits are the order of the day this season as the Coho keep on coming! Guests are having a quality problem this year with trying to decide which ones to keep and are getting a lot of practice with catch...

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  35. 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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  36. Records Smashed

    Biggest fish in Hakai Pass was caught at Ole's near Barney Point on August 4th afternoon! Not wasting any time in getting on the fishing grounds, Todd Greene and Ivan Soloway headed for Barney Point shortly after touch down at our dock. Before the rest of the boats made it...

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  37. 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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  38. Pacific Salmon Foundation Fish Photo Contest

    Beat Sonora Morin's of the Pacific Salmon Foundation's Fish Picture to win! From now until September 4th 2012, send your favorite fish photo and a short story (100 words or less) to Sonora Morin at the Pacific Salmon Foundation at smorin@psf.ca and you could have a chance to win a...

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  39. 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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  40. Thanks For A Fantastic Season!

    We want to thank each and everyone whose visits to Ole's in 2011 made for a fantastic season! The fishing this year was exceptional with Tyee pins being given out on nearly every trip. Sadly it is time to shut down and winterize the camp in preparation for its tow...

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  41. Monster from the deep!

    We catch some strange things each year, everything from ratfish, sunfish, skate and evey once in a while some monster like this wolf eel. This awesome creature is actually quite friendly despite his fierce looks he is often seen by divers peering out of the many crevices and holes. They...

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  42. Ling Cod Derby Leader

    Even the boss gets to take some time off and do a little fishing some days. Oles' crew has a friendly competition each year amongst themselves and today Ernie takes the lead with a 45 lber. While doing a little research on the pinnacles on the Hali grounds this monster...

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  43. Ole’s Crew, just another day!

    The fish just keep on coming! Take a look at the beginning of a pile of fish to come in from the afternoon bite. The crew have sharpened their knives and are ready to get started on these fish while the dinner bell is about to be rung! Just another...

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  44. Off To A Fabulous Start

    Our fourth trip of the season is now at the Lodge enjoying the fabulous fishing and outstanding service the Ole's Crew and the Hakai Pass area have to offer. During the last trip two of the crew were out for some fishing and had a great surprise when a 23...

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  45. 2011 Fishing Season Starts Today

    Ernie & the crew report that they are ready to go! Both salmon and bottom fish are coming in nicely in the area. Ernie and the crew look forward to seeing all of this year's guests and our first 2011 season arrivals come in today! Have a fishtastic Day!

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  46. Fishing is about to Start in Hakai Pass

    Ernie, the Lodge and crew are now in place in Hakai Pass getting everything ready for the first fishing party who will be arriving on Tuesday July 12, 2011. Fishing in the area is already starting to look really promising so the first trip should be a good one!

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  47. 2011 Season Update

    We are madly preparing everything for the 2011 fishing season..... we know that everyone is looking in anticipation towards their upcoming fishing trips and the fabulous beauty of the Hakai Pass area. We've done some maintenance work on the Lodge to get it ready for your arrival and have attached...

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  48. Spring Update

    Wow... it's now spring, the weather is getting warmer, the wildlife are starting to court and Ole's is starting to get things ready for the soon to be upon us season. All indications are that it is going to be a fantastic fishing year. Ernie is working on getting all...

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  49. Halibut Issue Heats Up

    Hi to all our potential Halibut fishermen, check out the facts from the Kitimat Halibut Allocation Task force on the linked fact sheet http://fightforhalibut.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/fact-sheet.pdf fightforhalibut.files.wordpress.com Hi everyone, Here is information for the town hall meetings on the halibut issue.

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