Haida Gwaii is a land of unparalleled beauty that captivates anglers and non-anglers alike with its awe-inspiring allure. Nestled off the northern coast of British Columbia, this archipelago boasts a unique charm that lies in its unspoiled wilderness and access to some of the world’s finest fishing.
In Salmon fishing, the first rule is “location, location, location.” For that reason, we made our home at the head of the migratory path for all Pacific Salmon species as they journey from the Arctic feeding grounds to their spawning grounds in the Pacific Northwest.
Langara Island punctuates the Gulf of Alaska, where all species of Salmon roam to maturity over their life cycles. It is the only point on the entire migration odyssey where literally millions of Salmon must pass on their appointment with nature. No other location, on either coast, sees a fraction of the numbers of Salmon that pass our door each season.EXPLORE THE CLUBHOUSE
Langara Island is small enough to give anglers the luxury of short runs to the fishing grounds and, due to the fact that it is an island, there is always a leeward side and several protected bays for calm-water fishing should the weather kick up.
Another advantage of its size is that Langara Island can be circumnavigated easily during a morning or afternoon of fishing. Anglers can slip out through the Lucy Island channel to try their luck at hot spots like Bruin Bay, Cohoe Point, Andrews Point, McPherson Point, Langara Rocks, the Lighthouse, and then back into Parry Pass to The Clubhouse dock in time for lunch or dinner.
Langara Island gives our guests access to all types of Salmon, Halibut, and a variety of other ocean catch.
Although the highly esteemed Chinook (also known as Spring or King Salmon) is the big boy and the Coho (also known as Silver) is the aerial champ, there are also tenacious Chum, feisty Pink and the illustrious Sockeye to target.
Nearly all Salmon returning from the icy waters of the North Pacific make a stopover for a final feeding binge in waters around Langara Island – regardless of their river of origin – before continuing their journey home. When these huge schools arrive at Langara Island it’s the first time they’ve been on the continental shelf since they headed out to roam the vastness of the Pacific. They are at the very pinnacle of conditioning and strength. This is evident in their fight.
What makes Langara great for sport fishing is that it has pristine habitat that produces huge schools of herring and other bait fish to hold migrating Salmon in the area while they ferociously feed in preparation for their journey to their natal rivers and streams to spawn.
It is the same reason that Halibut fishing and other bottom fishing are so excellent here, with the Langara Island marine ecosystem offering a rich abundance of nutrients for all levels of the food chain.
The Outpost is renowned for the best bottom fishing for Halibut and Lingcod, because it is situated directly on the edge of the continental shelf and is closer to the feeding ground of monster Halibut.
The Outpost fishing grounds are renowned for giving guests access to unlimited runs of Chinook and Coho that travel through this region all season long on their migratory routes home to their natal rivers and streams. Also, the seabed drops sharply in many places to create deep holes where bait congregates and keeps the migrating Salmon in the feeding grounds for extended periods. The result is that The Outpost produces as many fish as Langara Island.