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Fishing the Queen Charlottes

The Queen Charlotte Islands have been known to produce some of the largest salmon in British Columbia!

Now known as Haida Gwaii, the Queen Charlotte Islands are a great place to go to catch some of the largest salmon in British Columbia, and a lot of them! The islands are a wild and magical place with history rooted deep in the First Nations community. In fact, the Indigenous groups of Haida Gwaii have been fishing there for thousands of years. Why is the fishing so good? Haida Gwaii is one of the first landfalls for salmon returning from the Pacific during their run. This means that the variety and numbers of fish are huge, as the salmon are coming from both north and south! They also have their fair of lingcod, snapper and halibut, which entices anglers from all over the world.

While Haida Gwaii is one of the most remote locations to salmon fish in British Columbia, the payout is fantastic, as visitors are treated to some of the best salmon fishing, and some of the most wild and rugged natural beauty in the entire province. There is plenty of other sea life such as whales, orcas, otters and bears, and many world-famous heritage sites on land to explore as well.

If you’re willing to put in the time and effort to get to Haida Gwaii to go fishing, you’ll surely be rewarded. Their waters are some of the most consistent in British Columbia. Peak season Is between May-September, with certain peak months depending on the type of fish you’re going for. Keep in mind that the Queen Charlotte Islands and Hecate Strait are more exposed to the sometimes volatile west coast weather, so be sure to give yourself some extra days in case the unpredictable weather is not in your favor.

Queen Charlotte Fishing :

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