Monday, 29 June 2015

Fishing in The Village of Masset

Photo By Guy Kimola
Graham Island, the largest of more than 150 islands that make up Haida Gwaii, is home to the beautiful Village of Masset. The beautiful Village of Masset is a quaint village that prides itself on its rich maritime and fishing history. The Village is home to a population of about 1,400 people, making it the smallest and oldest incorporated village on the island. People from all over the world, from celebrities to tourists, and fishing enthusiasts flock to the Village of Masset to take in the beauty, culture, and fishing.

Escott Sportfishing is located in this beautiful village, giving our guests access to beautiful beaches and world renown hiking trails, just to name a few of the nature activities this island has to offer. But what we are most known for is our excellent fishing waters. Our rivers are filled with some of the best quality Salmon and Halibut in the world.

Salmon fishing is the true heart and soul of the Queen Charlotte Islands. We offer some of the best Chinook and Coho fishing waters in the world. The location of our lodge gives us a prime spot to intercept the salmon as they migrate up stream. Salmon fishing on the island starts as early as the first week of May. During this time frame, you can be guaranteed to catch some good-sized salmon, from 15 to 50 pounds. As the season progresses on, our salmon grow, reaching up to 90 pounds! The biggest salmon caught to date in our records is 73 pounds. You’ll be sure to catch a big one to take home and share.

Halibut season the island starts early May and runs all the way to late September.  Just a quick half hour ride to the grounds and you’ll be on your way to catching some of the best quality Halibut this world has to offer. Saltwater fishing in the deep water is the sure fire method to catching good Halibut; however, it is not uncommon to catch Halibut while fishing for Salmon near the grounds.  On average, the Halibut caught weigh 15 to 50 pounds, but the largest one on record at Escott Sportfishing is 173 pounds! That’s a good size Halibut.

So, whether it’s saltwater or freshwater fish you’re looking for, we have it. This island is well known for its beauty and bountiful waters, making all of our lodge guests happy customers when they leave.