Haida Gwaii Guide Service offer trophy fishing trips in the pristine waters of Haida Gwaii (formerly Queen Charlotte Islands). Come aboard their boat to see why this is considered one of the best places to fish for Salmon in the world.
Benefit from the guides’ 26 years experience fishing these waters and be successful in landing a trophy ‘Tyee’ (salmon over 30 pounds) sized Chinook or pulling in a barn door Halibut from shallow waters.
People come to Haida Gwaii for a multitude of reasons but THE FISHING is the common denominator. Haida Gwaii Guide Service’s home, on Haida Gwaii’s (Queen Charlotte Island’s) north coast, is in the middle of the Salmon’s migratory route on the way to their natal streams. Whether they are headed to the major river systems of mainland British Columbia, the west coast of the United States, or the multitude of Salmon streams on the west coast of Vancouver Island, these fish must first pass the Queen Charlotte Islands. Literally millions of Salmon swim past their doorstep every summer.
These include the Chinook (King) Salmon, the tackle-busting giants of the Pacific. The next most sought after game fish is the spirited Coho (Silver) Salmon, which is very acrobatic and can be caught on the fly easily. These feisty fighters can reach weights of up to 25 pounds.
The Salmon fishing season runs from February to early September, with consistent Salmon fishing during those months. Every day out on the water, from May to September, you have a chance at a 50 plus pounder. What other fishery can state that!
The bottom fishing is also consistent, with Halibut, Ling Cod and many species of Rock Cod frequenting these waters. Most of the local Halibut fishing is shallow water, from 15 to 80 feet.
Your guide Brian Hillier has 25 years experience fishing these waters. He is fully trained and licensed to fish Canadian waters.
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Grady White (Walkaround) originally built in 1984, and restored in 2012. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since April 2016
Went fishing on May 31, 2017
Captain Brian was great, my son and I had a great experience. Weather did not cooperate but we had a awesome time, makes you appreciate the crew. I would highly recommend Brian.
Fished May 2017Fished May 31, 2017Patrick Mccallum recommends Haida Gwaii Guide Service
Went fishing on May 23, 2016
I have fished in Gulf of St Lawrence, Gulf of Mexico , NWT and now Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte’s)
This had to be one of if not the best fishing experience that I / we have had - accommodations were unmatched, and our Guide Brian - was the best that I have been with , knowledge of the area - the species - the respect for the species of fish - equipment was top notch - polite. There is really no words to explain how impressed we were - all I can say is this a life time experience.
Fished May 2016Fished May 23, 2016Ian Mckinley recommends Haida Gwaii Guide Service