Captain
Greg Mckay

Member since May 2017 Tofino, Canada
Background
I've been a professional mariner for 32 years and a professional guide for 20 years. I've always made my living working on the ocean. One of the best parts of being a fishing guide, besides catching fish of course, are the people I get to meet and spend time with. People from all walks of life and from all over the world. It is truly an honour and a privilege to share my passion for the ocean and fishing with my guests.
Techniques
We specialize in trolling for Salmon and bottom fishing for Halibut. When trolling I run four downriggers and drag two fly rods with bucktails on the surface. I usually have gear near the bottom and often catch Halibut on the salmon gear. It can get very busy with multiple hook ups, some times all four downriggers at the same time. We drop the anchor when Halibut fishing, and let the fish come to us. Some days we can jig mid water for Salmon while Halibut fishing and get multiple hook ups of both species. I always like to set the crab traps on the way out and pull them at the end of the day on our way back to harbour. From around mid August to the end of October we head further off shore to chase Albacore Tuna. So powerful for their size and such beautiful and amazing fish to catch. This is one of my favourite things to do and one of the main reasons I bought my new boat the Victory.

Hey, I'm Captain Greg Mckay

Tofino, Canada
Background
I've been a professional mariner for 32 years and a professional guide for 20 years. I've always made my living working on the ocean. One of the best parts of being a fishing guide, besides catching fish of course, are the people I get to meet and spend time with. People from all walks of life and from all over the world. It is truly an honour and a privilege to share my passion for the ocean and fishing with my guests.
Techniques
We specialize in trolling for Salmon and bottom fishing for Halibut. When trolling I run four downriggers and drag two fly rods with bucktails on the surface. I usually have gear near the bottom and often catch Halibut on the salmon gear. It can get very busy with multiple hook ups, some times all four downriggers at the same time. We drop the anchor when Halibut fishing, and let the fish come to us. Some days we can jig mid water for Salmon while Halibut fishing and get multiple hook ups of both species. I always like to set the crab traps on the way out and pull them at the end of the day on our way back to harbour. From around mid August to the end of October we head further off shore to chase Albacore Tuna. So powerful for their size and such beautiful and amazing fish to catch. This is one of my favourite things to do and one of the main reasons I bought my new boat the Victory.

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Hymax Charters

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Tofino
trips from $890

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Victoria
trips from $890

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
82%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Chad D.
Calgary, Alberta
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Great Day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on October 5, 2021
Captain Greg got us on the fish!!!
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   September 1, 2021
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   August 18, 2021
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Lori S.
Langley, BC
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Morning trip with Greg

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on August 8, 2020
First and best fishing trip.  Very successful.  70lbs of fish!!  He knew exactly where to fish. His deckhand Lorenzo was...
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James F.
Tofino, British Columbia
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Full Day Trip x2 with Hymax, Capt Greg and Lorenzo

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 20, 2017
If you are searching for a top quality fishing experience on a high end ocean going sport fishing vessel with an experienced...
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