Things are just starting to get cold now…we had a spectacular Nov. hardly a breath of wind, unlike what we are used to, very little rain and a ton of sunshine. Temperatures are just starting to dip now into the freezing zone, but the sun is shining for now…Threats of snow in the air, certainly the mountains in the distance are well dusted…..always like a little snow, Steep is so beautiful on a fresh snow day.
Wanted to pass on this link for the Sport Fishing Institute web site…full of great information and interesting links for anyone interested in BC coastal fishing!
enjoy for now, Chantal
What a wonderful season we had at Steep Island…Plenty of guests and “buckets” of fish! This year started out in June and fishing was “HOT” south down at the “hump” from the get go. First group brought in a load of fish Chinook and a phenomenal amount of Hatchery Coho! What a treat….this combo continued well into late July when the pinks started up so there were never any really dull moments out on the water…if you were not catching you were catch and releasing.
Always wonderful to see all the return clientele and this year we added a few new groups to our guest list.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather or fishing this year.
Time now to shut it all down….and prepare for 2014! Start booking now as slots are filling up…..Here are some of the best photos of the year….
The lodge is all buttoned down for the season, but we have been experiencing the warmest dryest fall since record keeping…although we are enjoying it immensely the fish trying to get up stream are having a difficult time. We do need some rain…and it will come! Many rivers along the coast are experiencing drought like conditions making it very trying for the salmon to reach their destinations up river….will keep you posted on how they do.
July 29th, 2010
Beautiful weather, great fishing along with some kyaking, picnics, time at the spa and relaxing on the helipad the Devcon “girls” had a fantastic 3 days on Steep Island.
Starting with a kayak trip around Gawlland Island where a delicious lunch awaited them….
kayaking around Gowlland Island
Next day a sucessful fishing trip with Howie and Brant gratefully followed by some relaxing time at the spa….
Now there is a CATCH!
Day 3 was a little more fishing and some more fish and then a gallery tour of Quadra Island, followed by cocktails and hor d’ouerves on the helipad!
A parting breakfast on the front deck…….All in all a trip that couldn’t be beat!!!!
Welcome fit for a King! (Don that is!)
A very special week on Steep Island as our long time guest and RCMP enthusiast and collector Don Reid and his group were greeted upon their arrival to Steep Island by RCMP officer Constable P. Gaiger of the Quadra Island Detachment in Red Serge. A great moment and one for the history books….especially Don’s!
A Handsome Group
Even Splash got in on a picture!
After a great salutation it was off to the fishing grounds and the group did well over the next couple of days fishing south and went home with buckets of fish with a couple of 28 pounders! All in all another fantastic trip!
Busy Cleaning Table
Since the beggining of June, the fishing at the south end of Quadra Island has been experiencing a great return of Chinook salmon. The Chinook being caught are legal size to over 30 lbs. Right now the best fishing is at the Lighthouse and the “Hump” on the ebb tide.
Fishing has also had some great returns north of the Narrows. Brown’s Bay, Deepwater Bay, Chatham Point and Greensea Bay have all been producing Chinook.
There is still opportunity to book a stay and fish… looks to be a fantastic fihsing season ahead for us.
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