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  1. Congrats Urs 10 Years of Fishing and Friendship

    Urs came to Ole's first as Ole's chef making delectable selections for guests.... before returning a few years later to enjoy the cooking of other chefs and just enjoy the fishing .... Urs far left front 2003 Urs and his wife Charlotte are awesome fishers bringing in more than one...

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  2. Fishing and Friendship over a Decade

    It hardly seems like yesterday with when Felipe started to enjoy coming fishing with his friends & family to Ole's & this year Felipe's trip is on Ole's! From 2006 when Felipe could not help but smile with such a great catch to today accepting his Hakai Pass Martini from...

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  3. A Toast to 10 Years of Fishing & Friendship

    Congrats to Mike Hauser! 10 years of Fishing and Friendship at Ole's... We offer a toast to Mike with a Hakai Pass Martini and of course Mike's trip was on Ole's this year. Mike's first trip to Ole's was in 2007 he returned in 2011 and has been returning to...

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  4. Decade Celebrations

    Celebrating 10 years of fishing and friendship ... Leo Greene 2nd from left and Martin Belsher 2nd from right and Celebrating 20 years of fishing and friendship Carl Lind... thanks to each for the wonderful friendships we have forged over the years. It is our pleasure to toast you in...

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  5. Harald Eberhardt – In Memory – Loved and Missed Mentor – Partner – Friend

    In sadness we say goodbye to Harald Eberhard, ... This was to be Harald's second trip to Ole's and his very first holiday without his wife of 44 years Gudrun. Harald and his fishing partner Martin Schotte had been planning this return to Ole;s for the past 2 years. They...

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  6. 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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  7. Welcome Aboard Chef Steph!

    Please Help us welcome Steph to Ole's!   Born in Brisbane Australia Stephanie found her calling to the culinary arts in 2002 at the age of 16. She advanced in her trade quickly by competing in national culinary competitions, and working along side some of the best chefs Brisbane had to...

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Welcome Back Jake!

    Please help us welcome Jake back as he rejoins Ole's Team for the 2019 season.  Since last season Jake has been studying forestry at UBC. When not studying Jake has been spending time skiing or practicing Jiu Jitsu. We can't wait to have Jake aboard again, his ready smile is infectious...

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  18. Welcome Back Sarah!

    Please help us welcome back Sarah!  She rejoins Ole's team in 2019. Since last season at Ole’s Sarah has been busy taking courses like Super Host and my Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) as well working hard and spending her free time fly fishing.  We look forward to having you...

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. Happy Landings

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

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. A Decade of Shared Memories

    A decade of shared memories for Bob and Rose....  who are celebrating their 10th trip at Ole's ..... with one of Ernie's special hand crafted Hakai Pass Martinis and of course their 2018 trip is on Ole's!  Congrats Bob and Rose....  Bob and Rose have seen many changes at Ole's...

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  31. Crew at Ready!

    The first guests are arriving....   The kitchen is cooking the reels are spooled the guests are arriving and summer has started!  Tight lines!

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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Box Crusher Extraordinaire

    What do you do with all the freight boxes when you have limited space?  The youngest member of the team, Finnigan, who has demonstrated an aptitude for crushing the boxes everything arrived in so has taken on the job of official lodge box crusher! As with every member of the...

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  35. 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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  36. Eclipse Viewing

    The guests and crew got a chance to view the eclipse on the 21st despite the thin cloud.  Though not a total eclipse at Hakai Pass it was still a sight to see (with the proper protection)  

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  37. 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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  38. Tyee times 2 for Todd and Leo Greene

    Congrats to both Todd & Leon Greene who brought in Tyees the same morning fishing at the Gap.  After a morning hali fish with Joel Todd and Leo headed out to the Gap to do a little salmon fishing.   It had only been the evening before when Leo was...

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  39. Welcome to the Decade Club Sam!

    We welcome Sam Baldwin to the Decade Club in celebration of 10 years of fishing and friendship!  A Martini Toast to celebrate!  We look forward to another 10 years of fishing and friendship Sam!

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  40. A Double Decade of Fishing and Friendship!

    Doug and Steve Price were the first Double Decade club inductees in 2014 and this year they were joined  by another fishing on the same trip celebrating 20 years of fishing and friendship and to help celebrate Doug and Steve helped celebrate with special T shirts for 20 years and...

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  41. Welcome to the Decade Club Sam , Linda and our Double Decade Ken at 20 years

    Happily we toast Ken Tornquist at 20 years and Sam Hughes and Linda Jones at 10 years into our Decade club for 2017!  To 10 and 20 years of fishing and friendship a toast to each of you...

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  42. Welcome to the Decade Club Todd, Lenny and Jim!

    10 years passed in such record time and gives us the opportunity to welcome Todd Johnson, Len Shapiro and Jim McMullen to Ole's Decade Club.   We toast each of you and welcome you for the years of fishing and friendship!  May there be many more...

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  43. 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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  44. Please be seated

    Tight lines and tall tails to come as the boats are now all ready for the season fish complete with comfortable new seating.... they come with the full recommendations of some of our guests who are avid fishermen!  So please be seated......  we are about to head to the fishing...

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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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  51. 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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  52. 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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  53. 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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  54. 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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  55. 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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  56. 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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  57. 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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  58. A Morning Fish

    As the first fishers drift in for lunch from their morning fish the activity on the dock starts to build the excitment to see everyone's morning's catch. You never know which tide is going to prove to be the best fishing or what kinds of fish fishermen will bring in...

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  59. Rigging Up….

    Look what we found while rigging up. Hmm I think we will hang on to it for a while. You never know...

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  60. Nice Chinook Or Rather It Was A Nice Chinook

    Fishing at Barney Point has been terrific this last few trips and the best part is there is no one there ! So lots of opportunity for those big Chinook that come through. With everyone at Bayley Point, Barney is just not getting the love. As well there are a...

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  61. Annual Crew Paddle Boarding Challenge 2015

    After a long hard day of work setting up, the crew unwind and cool off with the annual paddle board race challenge! Racing against each other Ernie and Mitchell, Gillian and Chloe and Liam and Taylor. It was all in fun and a good way to unwind!

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  62. A Good Morning!

    GOOD Morning.....What a terrific start to the day! Quite the adventure this morning as the heavy fog made getting out to the hali grounds a real challenge. But once there, the skys turned blue and fishing was fast and fantastic. And just as we finished fishing the heavy fog rolls...

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  63. Halibut action

    Harpoon or gaff... harpoon or gaff? That was the question going through Dillons head as his Dad Bill worked on a big fish. While Nancy was driving the boat putting them on the fish! Well, Dillon went for the gaff and after a couple tries got the fish in. Next...

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  64. Bill and Dillon’s Big Day

    Best day ever, for Bill and Dillon Longmire, starting out with limits of Ling and ending up with Limits of Salmon from the Racetrack, including 3 solo Coho for Bill and ending with a 28.5 Chinook for Dillon. A perfect day and it's only 4:00!

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  65. Derek and Watsons adventure continues

    Yesterday Derek and Watson were on top, biggest halibut 54lbs and biggest Chinook at 38.5 for the Trip, well today a 39 comes in by Scott ! Not to be outdone Derek brings in a 16 lb Coho to become the trip leader in that category!

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  66. Ole’s Dock Talk

    Dock Talk Ole's has all kinds of adventures. Just yesterday Hilary set up her rod holder in the kayak and hit the open water for a little fishing, she came back with to fish strapped to the kayak. Now that's fishing!

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  67. New Season Record Set!

    New Season Record Set for Ole's Hakai Pass! Doug Price lands at fabulous 51 LB Tyee fishing the Racetrack at Hakai Pass. What a Beauty! Congrats Doug! Fishing Has Been absolutely fabulous, check out our photo album of the mid to end of July trips!

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  68. 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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