Twin 99cm Halibut on South Bank

Twin 99cm Halibut

After getting our salmon at wya and flo,,,, we ran out to south bank set our anchor and got ourselves a pair of 99cm halibut, had another one on but it got to live another day. Chuck straining a bit holding them up……

Chuck holding up a couple 99cm halibut twins

Prawn fishing trip another add on to a seafood smorgasbord

Headed out for some prawn fishing…. Just me myself and I….. got my 4 traps set them out by effingham by 11 am.. pulled them about 2pm . First 2 traps had about 50 the other 2 were loaded. Got my 200 prawns for the day and had to release about 200 others. …. anchored up for the night and will pull the traps tomorrow morning hopefully will get another 200 and I will be done…..

hank with 12lb Chinook caught with wild Pacific charters

Early salmon fishing and cod fishing trip

Out fishing yesterday  at alley rock and star reef…. we picked up 2 chinook . . 4 lings …. couple rock cod and a small halibut. A little Lumpy and breezy in the morning but wasn’t too bad at all, Hank hooked into something big, almost stripped all the line of the islanders reel, Must have been some sea monster, although there was a bunch of porpoise around us earlier. It made off with my flasher and Irish cream spoon .

candied salmon on racks for drying

Times are tough… out with the old, ready for new

Working on getting last years fish out of the freezer, have been making gravlox, pickled salmon, candied salmon and some smoked salmon…… its tough having to prepare and eat all this fish although its no problem getting people to eat it.

After all this salmon being prepared, guess what we are having for dinner tonight…. yes more fish but tonight is rock cod, a nice vermillion rock fish…

floor ripped up

Getting to be that time of year…. upgrades

Getting started on upgrades on the grade for this upcoming season. Got the floor ripped up now so we can install and swap engines around.Will be nice to have it done early so I can get out in the Sprout Lake Loggers Derby on the first weekend in march….. a good time to put break in hours on new engine and to get out and get some fresh winter springs…. the tastiest fish of the year….

floor ripped up


Everything is put away – Herring sale coming up dec 2

Everything has been put away now for the winter time…… but i wanna go fishing but even the weather isnt cooperating


I hope i will be able to get out for some prawns before xmas….. 
December 2 is the date set for Fisherman Helping Kids With Cancer Herring Sale…… there is 2 locations to pick up fresh food herring one in Steveston and one in Victoria. You can check there website at 

Time for doing up some more pickled herring. Be a change from smoking salmon, pickling salmon and making candied salmon but I do have a bunch of request for making up some Japanese Fish Cakes