Nestled in one of British Columbia’s secret spots lies Winter Harbour, which is located on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island. The sheltered harbor is a fisherman’s sanctuary and a gateway to your amazing adventure. Winter Harbour is remote and untouched compared to many over fished and populated spots and offers an abundance and variety of species. All 5 species of salmon swim along the coast throughout the season. Large runs of Chinook salmon (aka Spring’s or Kings) swim right off our doorstep with only a short run to the salmon highway. Winter Harbour also offers some excellent inside fishing for monster Marble River Chinook and huge coho runs that are heading up various rivers up the inlet. Our ocean waters offer excellent bottom fish including huge halibut, Ling Cod, Red Snapper (Yellow Eye) and a variety of rock fish.
Whatever your preference, we can provide it to you. Oli’s Fishing Charters, experienced, licensed, guided adventure, with all equipment provided.
Throughout your fishing adventure you will be surrounded by stunning scenery including breath-taking horizons and mountainous rainforests. Lots of local wildlife including Black bears scavenging the shores, bald eagles soaring above, breeching whales, porpoises, massive sun fish, sharks and much more. So bring your camera!
When I was four years old we went to visit my grandparents at their
place on Deer Lake. My grandmother taught me to fish for perch with corn kernels on egg hooks. My father carried me, sleeping, off the dock after dark and the next morning I couldn’t wait to do it again.
That is when the addiction took me.
I grew up on the shores of Hood Canal where I was the captain of an old 12 foot riveted aluminum row-boat. From this rig I learned to fish Rockfish, Salmon, Cutthroat and Crab. More importantly I learned about tide, current and rudimentary navigation. At eleven my Grandfather took me Salmon fishing at Westport on his charter boat and the world opened up for me. I started deckhanding for charters when I was fourteen and worked most of every summer through high school on one boat or another. I absolutely loved the experience of running in the ocean, playing with the passengers and catching loads of fish. I knew then that this was what I wanted to do. In the thirty years since nearly everything I have done has been focused on achieving this goal.
I toured the world in the Navy for a few years. Spent 8 years in Colorado where I learned to enjoy trout fishing and dabbled in fly fishing a bit. But I was caught by the lure of the sea. Landlocked Colorado was a nice place to live but I had to get back to the salt.
I returned to the Puget Sound in 1996 and immediately bought a boat and started following around people who know what they are doing. I learned how to fish Blackmouth and other species from some of the best captains in the Puget Sound area. I have spent the last fifteen years fishing all around the Pacific Northwest learning fisheries from South Sound Blackmouth to Offshore Tuna.
Today I am at the end of a long career in the aviation industry. This career has allowed me to invest a lot of time, and no small amount of money, into learning the fisheries I hope to share with you. I earned my Coast Guard license #150511 and my first year ran a limited number of tuna, halibut and salmon charters around my work schedule and while the plan was to retire this year and charter full-time, I found it was a better choice for my family to continue working till the boats are paid off and hire my friends to help run the boat while I work. I will put my team including, Captains Brian and Patrick, up against any in the business. We produce as well as any and have more fun guaranteed.
I really enjoy learning new techniques and adopting them into the way I do things. I still attend several seminars each year from the people I respect in the business. If you see me say hi, I’m always up to talk about fishing.
Fishing is fun for me and as with anything fun it is better when shared.
In addition to his more than 30 years as a guide, Terry’s a noted seminar speaker and a favorite subject of writers focused on salmon techniques. Fisheries: Columbia and Willamette Salmon and Sturgeon. North Coast Oregon and South Coast Washington Salmon and Steelhead. Tillamook and Nehalem Salmon.
Welcome to Tenakee Springs on Chichagof Island in Southeast Alaska.
My name is Tuck Harry and I have been doing what I love for over 30 years now! This beautiful emerald island, located between Juneau and Sitka, Alaska, is the home of Fishing Bear Charters.
There are about 750,000 salmon that migrate to spawn in the rivers of our inlet. Coho, chum and pink salmon are abundant in the fourteen rivers flowing into Tenakee inlet and may be taken in fresh or salt water. The largest species of salmon, the chinook, feed and may be landed in salt water areas near Tenakee Springs.
Halibut are common and can be caught during the entire summer season.
Steelhead migrate into local streams during the early summer and our guide will be available to assist flyfishers in their quest.
Fishing Bear Charters is owned by Captain Tuck Harry and his wife Lisa Speno. Captain Harry has more than 30 years experience as a charter boat captain and fishing guide in Southeastern Alaska and Western Washington.
?We are accessible from either city via the Alaska State Ferry or floatplane. Once in Tenakee, you will be staying with us aboard the Seatonic II, a restored 50′ motor yacht.
Our vessel is fully insured and comes with all required safety equipment and electronics to ensure your safety and comfort.?