What are The Green Can, Hidden Island, Wiah Point, Cape Edenshaw, Bird Rock and Shag Rock? They are all choice locations for salmon fishing in Canada’s Queen Charlotte Islands. If thinking about these superb fishing holes has you eager to dip a line, consider spending your spring break at a salmon fishing lodge in this northern haven.
Actually these isles are now referred to as Haida Gwaii, or “Islands of the People;” the people being the Haida, the original inhabitants of this group of islands. You can find them just off the northern coast of British Columbia, Canada and south of Alaska, USA. The two main islands: Graham and Moresby, are surrounded by 150 smaller islands, all offering terrific salmon fishing, as well as Halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper (yellow eye rock cod), and Dungeness crab.
Haida Gwaii salmon fishing is so rich because the islands form a type of giant fishing net, filled with “bait” fish and other nutrients, smack in the midst of a great fish highway. Besides fish, the area is also dense in resorts that provide salmon fishing guides for you, and hiking, guided tours, kayaking and the Gwaii Naanas National Park Reserve for the non-fishing members of your family.
They’ll be able to marvel at the sight of black bears, river otters, and sea lions, not to mention birds such as bald eagles, Steller’s jays, and peregrine falcons. On the shore they may catch a glimpse of killer whales, jellyfish or starfish.
Your king salmon fishing lodge will offer tempting family packages that could include your lodging and meals, plus guided tours of the best the area has to offer. Fishing charters can be customized to your preferences and skill level and provide fishing gear, bait (they’ll even bait your hook if you ask!), appropriate clothing, and footwear.
You’ll have the fishing adventure of your life on luxurious 25-26 foot cabin cruisers, stocked with snacks, meals and beverages. At the conclusion of a fabulous day of fishing, you can join your family back at the lodge, where you can unwind at the spa and savor fine dining.
While on dry land you can also share your very best fish stories with your fishing companions on a golf course or soothe your tired muscles with a therapeutic massage at the lodge’s spa.
Something the whole family can enjoy might be a helicopter tour of the surrounding surroundings. You can indulge in a few ooh’s and aah’s as you fly over tumbling rivers, lovely beaches and dense forests. You can also choose interesting backpacking trails from the air or your next day’s fishing hole. It’s all there, in the Haida Gwaii!
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