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!
Fishing Trip Part I – Port Alice, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Launch from Rumble Beach Marina
Fishing Trip Part II – Hecate Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – The Fishing Cabin
Fishing Trip Part III – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Holy Halibut!
Fishing Trip Part IV – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Winter Harbour, Pacific Rockfish & Red Rock Crab
Fishing Trip Part V – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – A Sea Cucumber Kinda Day!
Fishing Trip Part VI – Hecate Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Black Bear in the Apple Trees
Fishing Trip Part VII – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Sea Otters & Harbour Seals
Fishing Trip Part VIII – Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Smoke From United States Wildfires
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Great fishing adventure.
It was!! 🐟🐟🐟
I can understand you being exited to see what was on the end of your line…but I agree with you and would feel exactly the same way about how these beautiful fish end their life. I could never go fishing…for many reasons..and for a lot that you mentioned. Also Sobey’s never tell me how the salmon, halibut, haddock etc get behind the fish store display…and that is just fine with me. We all have our sports and it was so nice that Dan and Denise shared their love of nature and fishing with you.🎣🎣🐟🐟 🎣🎣🐟🐟
Love to you all mama🥰🥰🥰🥰
Love to you too, mama!!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰
I have never seen a rockfish! I want to go up there!
Lots of adventures to be had in this Wild West Coast of Canada!!
I believe it! Here in Colorado as well!
What fabulous pics! And I love the pic of you and Michael. Absolutely adorable couple! Beautiful scenery and great pics of fishies!
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Thank you Bestie!! 🌻💛🌻