Fishing Trip Part VIII – Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Smoke From United States Wildfires

Last Day – Hecate Cove We enjoyed breakfast, then packed up to head back to the marina at Port Alice. Smoke from the U.S. wildfires had given the appearance of fog over the cove. Boat Ride to Rumble Beach Marina, Port Alice The boat ride back felt like we were traveling through an eerie, mystical…

Fishing Trip Part VI – Hecate Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Black Bear in the Apple Trees

When we first arrived to our rented fishing cabin in Hecate Cove, our neighbour – a resident of the cove, told us to be careful – a large black bear was frequenting the apple trees in the area. This large, rather fat black bear made two appearances, that we were aware of, to climb the…

Fishing Trip Part V – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – A Sea Cucumber Kinda Day!

Another Perfect Day Our fishing enthusiast friends and hosts for our fishing adventure, Don and Denise were shocked at another day of perfect weather! Typically, the weather on the west coast of Vancouver Island is moody – often changing its mind to include lots of rain and high winds! Pacific Red Rock Crab & Sea…

Fishing Trip Part IV – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Winter Harbour, Pacific Rockfish & Red Rock Crab

Early Morning Start It was another perfect day to fish! The waters of Quatsino Sound were calm, with a clear blue sky above. Beautiful Trees Adding to the absolute beauty of our surroundings were the trees, offering a thousand different shades of green. Happy Fishermen What I enjoyed most about fishing, was being on the…

Fishing Trip Part III – Quatsino Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Holy Halibut!

Fishing License Michael and I needed fishing licenses for our fishing adventure. The licenses indicate specific regulations on fish size and how much chinook salmon, lingcod and halibut we could catch. This first round of our fishing adventure, was all about halibut! The limit of halibut, per person, per license is six. Every halibut that…

Fishing Trip Part II – Hecate Cove, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – The Fishing Cabin

Hecate Cove,Vancouver Island We traveled by boat from Port Alice’s Rumble Beach Marina to Hecate Cove. Vancouver Island Photo Credit: ResearchGate The Rustic Fishing Cabin Our rented fishing cabin is owned by a friend of a friend of the fishing enthusiast couple we joined for this fishing adventure! Hecate Cove is quiet and sheltered, tucked…

Fishing Trip Part I – Port Alice, Vancouver Island, British Columbia – The Wild West Coast of Canada – Launch from Rumble Beach Marina

Port Alice, Vancouver Island Port Alice is known as the Gateway to the Wild West Coast and Sea Otter Capital of Canada! Port Alice is one of the most northern settlements on Vancouver Island. Michael and I were invited to come along fishing with another couple, who are fishing enthusiasts. We drove from Campbell River,…