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I recently had the good fortune of fishing the west coast with Serengeti Fishing Charters. Myself, fellow outdoor writer Brad Fenson and good friend Cam Morison spent three days fishing for salmon, rock and bottom fish and, of course, halibut. The first morning, to say “the seas were angry” was an understatement. With 10 to 14-foot swells, it was making it tough to stay on the prime halibut spots. However, our guides Dave and Lane moved us between two small islands, which protected us from the rough waters and we were able to land lingcod, red snapper and a variety … Read more »

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It’s a fact — 4:00 a.m. in the Haida Gwaii is easier than 8:00 a.m. back home will ever be. Bleary-eyed from our wake up call, I breathe deep pure salt air and let the morning chill and the coffee’s kick rouse my senses from slumber. Sunlight hides below the eastern horizon. Above is only the bone-coloured dawn — a tone that carries downward and to the wrinkled-rippled north Pacific. Evergreens loom overhead as coal-dark silhouettes atop the weather-beaten cliffs of Langara Island. It’s pure irony that a setting this serene will bring about so much heart-pumping action. My eager … Read more »

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