Reeling In Like a Pro

You’ve just hooked a big-time, no-nonsense, Tyee. Your reel is spinning faster than a Tesla Model S P85D with the ludicrous package. What..do…you…do?   Get That Tip Up Seriously, if we can offer any one piece of advice about reeling in a king salmon, or any fish for that matter, it’s keep your rod tip […]

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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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Samurai Hooks

From our Gradys, to our chef’s plates, to our top-of-the-industry guides, Escott Sportfishing is concerned with providing top quality materials and services. We want our lodge to standout from the rest and we do this by providing the best.   This is especially true in regards to the fishing gear we supply to every guest […]

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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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The Art of the Humblebrag

In 2012, Harris Wittels published a wonderful little commentary on modern society entitled: “Humblebrag: The Art of False Modesty.” The book describes a practice, that is all to common on social media sites, where individuals post a boast or self-congratulatory statement under the guise of a self-deprecating picture or comment. Basically, it is the reason […]

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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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Fish Bras – Yes, it’s a Thing!

*Warning the following article contains Adult Content and may not be suitable for all anglers. That being said, it sure is a crazy trend.   Soooo… last summer we were tipped off about an odd social media trend on the photo platform Instagram. Young women across North America were taking photos of themselves with their […]

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