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Naden Harbour

Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii

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New Recipe Card :: Maple Salmon

Posted August 21, 2011 by Peregrine Lodge





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August 14 to 17, 2011

Posted August 18, 2011 by John Kelsey





As yet another successful trip winds down here in Naden Harbour, we are faced with the final trip of what has been a simply phenomenal season of fishing. Not wanting to break from the recent trend, the fishing was yet again great, with superb angling displayed by all of our guests.


The trip started off strong with a couple Tyee Chinook Salmon right off the bat on day one. The first was brought in by Robert Mariyama, representing the first Chinook he had ever caught! With his guide Cory showing him the ropes, and his son Colby at his side, he was able to land his 30 pound Tyee after a half-hour fight off of Cape Naden. Adding to the excitement of day one was another beautiful Tyee, this time courtesy of Greg Sanders, who with his guide Kai was able to land his after a great fight just off of Bird Rock that lasted over three quarters of an hour!


However, these big catches did not match up to the trophy fish that David Shultz was able to land on the sunny third morning. Under the experienced guidance of Mike, they were in their beautiful Edgewater boat, sitting stationary in the ripping current in front of Bird rock when their side rod started screaming. After a 40 minute fight, they were able to bring in an awesome 41 pound hog, winning them the bragging rights for the biggest fish of the trip!


Similarly to the past few trips, the halibut fishing was also remarkable, with almost all guests also limiting out in halibut. The biggest halibut was brought in by George Leskosky on salmon gear off of Parker Point, coming to a whopping 47 pounds!


As the year season winds down, it is getting increasingly difficult to say bye to every group of guests as each time brings us closer to the day that we as staff will also have to board the helicoptor and leave this fishing paradise. We have had a great time and sincerely hope that we have been able to pass that along to all of our amazing guests yet again this trip.

John Kelsey

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August 14 to 17, 2011

Posted August 18, 2011 by John Kelsey





As yet another successful trip winds down here in Naden Harbour, we are faced with the final trip of what has been a simply phenomenal season of fishing. Not wanting to break from the recent trend, the fishing was yet again great, with superb angling displayed by all of our guests.


The trip started off strong with a couple Tyee Chinook Salmon right off the bat on day one. The first was brought in by Robert Mariyama, representing the first Chinook he had ever caught! With his guide Cory showing him the ropes, and his son Colby at his side, he was able to land his 30 pound Tyee after a half-hour fight off of Cape Naden. Adding to the excitement of day one was another beautiful Tyee, this time courtesy of Greg Sanders, who with his guide Kai was able to land his after a great fight just off of Bird Rock that lasted over three quarters of an hour!


However, these big catches did not match up to the trophy fish that David Shultz was able to land on the sunny third morning. Under the experienced guidance of Mike, they were in their beautiful Edgewater boat, sitting stationary in the ripping current in front of Bird rock when their side rod started screaming. After a 40 minute fight, they were able to bring in an awesome 41 pound hog, winning them the bragging rights for the biggest fish of the trip!


Similarly to the past few trips, the halibut fishing was also remarkable, with almost all guests also limiting out in halibut. The biggest halibut was brought in by George Leskosky on salmon gear off of Parker Point, coming to a whopping 47 pounds!


As the year season winds down, it is getting increasingly difficult to say bye to every group of guests as each time brings us closer to the day that we as staff will also have to board the helicoptor and leave this fishing paradise. We have had a great time and sincerely hope that we have been able to pass that along to all of our amazing guests yet again this trip.

John Kelsey

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August 3 to 7, 2011

Posted August 8, 2011 by John Kelsey




What an exciting week it has been. The tradition of " Hippopotamus Chinook" has been overwhelming for our returning guests as once again a high number of stunning fish have been caught !

Day one of the trip started off strong with a nice Tyee Chinook caught by Karen Griffen. Fishing between Bird Rock and Cape Naden with her guide Butch, she was able to catch and release a 33 pounder! This was not the lone Tyees on the first day, as Terry Mize was also able to bring one in on what was truly a great day of fishing. However, things only got better from here on out!

The second day saw the breaking of the 40 pound barrier as Misty Melendi was able to reel in a superb 45 pound monster! Fishing with her husband Randy and their guide Steve, they hooked into this fish just off of Snake Rock off of a downrigger. It was over 40 minutes before they were able to get the fish in the boat, after some great action with the fish taking out a remarkable amount of line. Steve was quoted as saying that Misty handled it like a real pro, which is made all the more impressive by the fact that she is five months pregnant!
However, all of these catches were topped on day three by Jamie Howton. While only 14 years old, she could have been mistaken for the most experienced of fishermen as she was able to bring in a absolutely beautiful 53 pound Hippo! Fishing right off of the kelp at Green point, Jamie hooked the beast off of a downrigger, starting in motion one of the more epic fights that her guide, "Johnny 5.0" had seen in a long time. Having to cut other lines to avoid tangling, the fight lasted just over an hour, leaving everybody exhausted but infinitely happy. It was a special moment for everybody as the measurements came in, letting this young lady know that she had just made the catch of a lifetime!

With "Hippo week" not showing any signs of ending, we may be forced to change it to "Hippo month." The fishing has been that good. With so many big fish awards being handed out nightly, we are in the middle of a special time here at Peregrine, and we urge you to come get in on the fun if you have not already. We promise you will have the time of your life!

John Kelsey

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August 3 to 7, 2011

Posted August 8, 2011 by John Kelsey




What an exciting week it has been. The tradition of " Hippopotamus Chinook" has been overwhelming for our returning guests as once again a high number of stunning fish have been caught !

Day one of the trip started off strong with a nice Tyee Chinook caught by Karen Griffen. Fishing between Bird Rock and Cape Naden with her guide Butch, she was able to catch and release a 33 pounder! This was not the lone Tyees on the first day, as Terry Mize was also able to bring one in on what was truly a great day of fishing. However, things only got better from here on out!

The second day saw the breaking of the 40 pound barrier as Misty Melendi was able to reel in a superb 45 pound monster! Fishing with her husband Randy and their guide Steve, they hooked into this fish just off of Snake Rock off of a downrigger. It was over 40 minutes before they were able to get the fish in the boat, after some great action with the fish taking out a remarkable amount of line. Steve was quoted as saying that Misty handled it like a real pro, which is made all the more impressive by the fact that she is five months pregnant!
However, all of these catches were topped on day three by Jamie Howton. While only 14 years old, she could have been mistaken for the most experienced of fishermen as she was able to bring in a absolutely beautiful 53 pound Hippo! Fishing right off of the kelp at Green point, Jamie hooked the beast off of a downrigger, starting in motion one of the more epic fights that her guide, "Johnny 5.0" had seen in a long time. Having to cut other lines to avoid tangling, the fight lasted just over an hour, leaving everybody exhausted but infinitely happy. It was a special moment for everybody as the measurements came in, letting this young lady know that she had just made the catch of a lifetime!

With "Hippo week" not showing any signs of ending, we may be forced to change it to "Hippo month." The fishing has been that good. With so many big fish awards being handed out nightly, we are in the middle of a special time here at Peregrine, and we urge you to come get in on the fun if you have not already. We promise you will have the time of your life!

John Kelsey

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