West Coast Fishing Club
Rated 5/5 based on 114 reviews

North Island Lodge Fishing Reports

North Island Lodge "Operation Change Over"

August 10, 2012 | 1057 Views

For anyone that hasnt visited North Island Lodge or has plans to in the future you might be asking yourself how we do “it”.  And by “it” I mean transport and accommodate over 600 North Island Lodge fisherman within a three month period while the Chinook salmon run is at its peak at Langara Island in the Haida Gwaii.

North Island will remain fully booked over the course of the season from the end of May until the beginning of September accommodating 24 guests per trip that changes over with new guests twice a week (every Monday and Friday).  While moving freight, fish and guests to and from an extremely remote location in the Haida Gwaii might sound like a logistical nightmare .. our fishing guides, inside staff and dock crew work together and in sync like a well oiled machine to make “it” happen.

Change over day begins with our dock manager Steve kicking off eager anglers for their last morning on the water and while the guests are out fishing their prized and carefully filleted catch from their trip is boxed strapped, labeled and weighed for the flight home.

Transported and stacked at the end of our Dock all fish and baggage is ready for Helijet’s Sikorsky S76 to touchdown at North island.

With pinpoint accuracy our Helijet pilot Pierre lands on the end of our dock so we can begin loading freight and baggage.

Meanwhile inside staff promptly attends to our guest rooms to ensure they are ready for our next set of guests.  Celina poses for a quick shot.

Stevearino assumes his position in the chain gang as long arms Gallacher stacks fish boxes in the helicopter with tertris like intricacy.

With the freight chopper completely loaded … management makes an appearance to ensure everything has made it aboard and we are cleared for take off.

Two more choppers arrive to take 12 guests / flight back to Masset and onto Vancouver.

The last of a group of guests makes their way down the dock to board their flight home …

My good friend Doug Baine uploaded this youtube clip of Helijets Sikorsky on approach at North Island Lodge …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxUyLlsIgw8

Another trip ends while the next begins.  A seamless exercise in efficiency orchestrated by the North Island team.

from 54°14′03″N 133°01′13″W,
Pat Cullen | NIL Fishing guide | WCFC sales & client services
patrickcullen@westcoastfishingclub.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Your comment will be displayed when it is approved by the site admin.

2017 Pricing & Packages

Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,960$5,270
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,655$7,570
  • 3 guests per boat$6,055$6,760
  • 4 guests per boat$5,743$6,345
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,715$7,650
  • 3 guests per boat$6,095$6,815
  • 4 guests per boat$5,770$6,385
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement$310$410
  • Ocean View Room Supplement$410$540
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,545$6,450
  • 3 guests per boat$4,940$5,850
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,150$5,500
  • 18’ EagleCraft$5,020$5,325
  • Self Guided Package
  • 18’ EagleCraft$4,273$4,520
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
Reservations