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Copper Bay Lodge Blog

Springtime in Haida Gwaii is my favorite time of the year to experience variety in fishing opportunities.   A combination of swinging flies for steelhead and stripping fry for sea run Cutthroat is right up my alley.  Toss in an afternoon session trolling for chinook and halibut a few minutes from...
Anglers fly fishing the tides at the mouth of streams and in the brackish calm water of the high tide zone should focus on fly patterns which resemble shrimp or small baitfish. Salmon fry, alevin, and smolt patterns fall into this category and resemble baitfish. Even after the tide has gone out,...
Spring steelhead fishing on Haida Gwaii is very different than in the winter time and you really need to adjust the way you approach the waters.  By the end of April the main push of fish have come and gone in many of the streams.  However there are still large chrome fish entering the system...
Hunkering down beside a 500 year old fallen Sitka spruce, my felt-sole shoes dig into the gravel bottom of Moresby Islands Deena River, one of the last great havens for catching fresh wild steelhead in a small stream. Fishing the rivers of the Queen Charlotte Islands is an exciting challenge that...
Only on a stream can you find solitude without loneliness.  When we really think about it, the greatest joy of fishing isn’t just the fish, it is the experience overall.  Many of us anglers feel that the experience is dictated by the solitude we are able to find on a river.  This is why I have...
The Queen Charlottes islands The Queen Charlotte Islands are accessed by ferry from Prince Rupert to the Skidegate Landing Ferry Terminal on Graham Island, by air from Vancouver to Sandspit on Moresby Island (770 km), and by air from Prince Rupert to Sandspit. Other commercial air services (...

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