Early Morning Start
It was another perfect day to fish! The waters of Quatsino Sound were calm, with a clear blue sky above.
Adding to the absolute beauty of our surroundings were the trees, offering a thousand different shades of green.
What I enjoyed most about fishing, was being on the water. The fishing part is relaxing, and enjoyable when a fish is caught. There is an excitement of reeling in the line to see what is on the end of it!
However, I didn’t like a certain part ( I didn’t do this) of clubbing the fish on the head to knock it out, then remove from the hook. As well, I didn’t like seeing the fish we kept in the large cooler, slowly die.
Trolling for Salmon
Our friend, host and fishing enthusiast Don, noted a few boats trolling for salmon, so we joined in the hunt. We trolled for about 40 minutes, catching only two small fish that were thrown back in the water.
These playful, adorable marine mammals were a common sight within Quatsino Sound. I’ve lots of pictures, and will post a blog just for them!
Within Quatsino Sound is the small, remote settlement of Winter Harbour. We stopped in at The Outpost for some fuel and a few groceries.
We dropped lines and jigged for fish. We caught a few Pacific Rockfish or otherwise known as Pacific Ocean Perch. We threw them all back except for one that Michael caught!
Beautiful Scenery of Quatsino Sound
Pacific Red Rock Crab
Our friends and hosts, Don and Denise were thrilled with this nice sized, male Pacific Red Rock Crab!
After eight hours on the water, it was time to return to our rented, red-roofed fishing cabin in Hecate Cove! While our haul was not as fruitful as the six halibut we caught the day before, we were still happy with the day!