Traditional Salmon Preparation

Before salmon was ever served as a main entrée in any of Vancouver’s top restaurants, it was the lifeblood of the coastal peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It was dried, smoked, poached and barbecued. It was the food source that returned every year. It is the reason the coastal First Nations have such a rich […]

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The Raven/Eagle Dichotomy

The eagle and the raven are two majestic birds that are common to the Pacific Northwest. They are tightly entwined in the myth of the first peoples, especially the Haida. In Haida Gwaii, the eagle and raven represent two halves of a whole. On the dominant right side is eagle, a respected noble bird that […]

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Fishing With the Wife: A Survival Guide

Sometimes it’s hard to get away for an adventure fishing weekend, especially after expensive trips to Vegas. The hurdle, for many male anglers, is often their better half. With many wives in control of the finances, it can be tough to make a proper case for some R&R on the water. One option is to […]

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Spirit of Haida Gwaii

For those living outside of beautiful British Columbia, your best salmon fishing in Haida Gwaii adventure most commonly starts with a domestic or international flight to Vancouver. From Vancouver, it’s a quick 2-hour flight from South Terminal to Masset. Escott Sportfishing will co-ordinate all your transportation from Vancouver to the front door of the lodge. […]

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Top Five Saltwater Sport Fishing Boats

The Contender A simple, slender, sleek design with a level deck for 360° of casting locations, these boats are everywhere and for good reason. They are probably the best-selling centre console boat on the market. Yellowfin Since 1998, Yellowfin has been crafting superior family fishing vessels. But this is no minivan. The sexy, sleek designs […]

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The Bucket List – World’s Top Five Exotic Fishing Destinations

If you are like us and your dreams involve casting, netting and reeling in giant scaly beasts of the sea, then you’ve probably daydreamed about some of the world’s most unique fishing locations. Maybe you’ve read about them in an angler’s magazine, or seen a spread in National Geographic, or heard a firsthand account from […]

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The Personal Touch – Why a Smaller Fishing Lodge is a Better Experience

The differences between a large-scale sportfishing lodge and a smaller lodge can be quite dramatic. From the physical space, to an increase in anglers, to less privacy, a larger lodge can reduce the intimacy of a west coast fishing experience, while increasing the commercial detractions.   Larger accommodations are more like deluxe hotels than fishing […]

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World’s Best Salmon Fishing

The best fishing lodge in Haida Gwaii, Escott Sportfishing Lodge, has put together the top three reasons why Haida Gwaii has the world’s best salmon fishing. We may be a bit biased, sure, but our defence definitely holds water.   Hardly Accessible What makes the region so beautiful also makes it the best place to […]

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