Sunset Charters http://sunsetcharters.ca Prince Rupert Fishing Charters Sat, 12 May 2018 16:54:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 2014 fishing season is almost here! http://sunsetcharters.ca/2014-fishing-season-is-almost-here/ http://sunsetcharters.ca/2014-fishing-season-is-almost-here/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:35:19 +0000 http://sunsetcharters.ca/?p=6328 Well, winter is finally loosening its icy grip (I hope I’m not speaking too soon!) and the 2014 summer fishing season is creeping ever closer. I’d like to thank all of you who came fishing with us last year. We caught a lot of beautiful fish and had some great times laughing, shouting, telling bad […]

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Well, winter is finally loosening its icy grip (I hope I’m not speaking too soon!) and the 2014 summer fishing season is creeping ever closer. I’d like to thank all of you who came fishing with us last year. We caught a lot of beautiful fish and had some great times laughing, shouting, telling bad jokes, seeing amazing wildlife and making great memories.

Spring Salmon

Many of you are already booked for the coming season. We’re looking forward to seeing you again and to meeting all our new guests and showing them what Prince Rupert and Sunset Charters have to offer.

Last year was great for salmon and halibut, and 2014 is projected to be even better. Strong chinook and coho runs are expected, and halibut size limits have been increased. The halibut season has already opened and winter chinooks are being caught within minutes of the dock. Within the next couple of months, runs of BIG migratory chinook will be entering the area and gorging themselves on herring and needlefish, and it won’t be long before June brings the first runs of feisty coho ready to bite just about anything you throw at them.

Two Nice Halibut

Availability is starting to get pretty tight, so make sure to give us a call to reserve your spot — or you’ll end up like this poor eagle who came to town without pre-booking and ended up sitting on the dock, trying to hitch a ride with passing boats.

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First trip of the Season! Prince Rupert http://sunsetcharters.ca/first-trip-of-the-season/ http://sunsetcharters.ca/first-trip-of-the-season/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 18:04:49 +0000 http://sunsetcharters.ca/?p=6135 Well the weather was calling for storm force Southeast winds, but John, Lenord and Jane rode the train all the way from Prince George and McBride to fish Prince Rupert, and were quite determined not to let the weather get them down.  Luckily the winds made a favourable change and on April 30 we managed […]

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Well the weather was calling for storm force Southeast winds, but John, Lenord and Jane rode the train all the way from Prince George and McBride to fish Prince Rupert, and were quite determined not to let the weather get them down.  Luckily the winds made a favourable change and on April 30 we managed to head offshore for some Halibut fishing. After picking up our limit of flatties we jigged a few more bottomfish and came in to check the crab traps.  We were rewarded with some huge Dungeness and they looked so good we had to boil a few of them up on the spot to try them out as fresh as they get!

Halibut fishing Prince Rupert

A good scrap and it will be a great couple of meals!

Prince Rupert Salmon fishing

John from Prince George with a nice early May Chinook

salmon fishing Prince Rupert

This fish fell victim to a slow moving cut plug herring at 25 feet

After waiting out the 45 knot southeast on the first of May we headed out on the second, this time to target the early runs of Chinook salmon that are making their way through the Prince Rupert area. After a short run out of the harbour we set our lines and it wasn’t long before Lenord was tussling with a nice early season Chinook that fell victim to a bare cut plug at just 25 feet deep!  After landing Lenord’s fish and getting it bled and cooling on ice, John mentioned that it looked lonely in the cooler and needed some company. We all agreed and after a few hours we had added a few friends to the pile, and finished the day with a nice little chicken halibut, and more juicy Dungeness crabs.

It was a great trip to start the season and I thank John, Lenord and Jane for making their way out to see what Prince Rupert fishing is all about.

There seem to be more chinooks showing up each week and so far this season is shaping up to be a great one! We still have some June dates available, and the odd available day through July and August, but they are going fast, so if you are looking for a saltwater fishing trip this year give us a call before it’s too late!

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