Submitted by Derek Botchford on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 13:26
Normally when our winter steelhead program in Haida Gwaii shuts down we get some free time to catch up on things, but this year one program rolled right into the next. We worked with guide/outfitter Nomads of the North in Terrace BC and longtime friend Mike VanWormer (AKA VDubs). As usual he produced incredible trips for guests lucky enough to go. The April spring fishery worked out perfectly for us.
Going on at the same time as this was our Kings of Spring program targeting one of the earliest chinook runs on the coast. This can only be compared to permit fishing in its difficult nature, yet each and every fish caught and landed one was never to be forgotten. The weather stayed pleasant, yet on the cool side and the fish were by no means easy, but they were there.