Reel Crazy Fishing Charters



    Vancouver Island North, BC, Canada






    Fly fishing?

    Unguided option?     

    Travel destination:     

    Winter Harbour50.524227,-128.028152

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    Steve Mawdsley's Reel Crazy Fishing Charter offers premier sports fishing in Winter Harbour, BC, a remote hamlet on Northern Vancouver Island (near Port Hardy). Winter Harbour sportfishiing is second to none in the world.

    Steve's Reel Crazy Fishing Charters chose Winter Harbour to operate from because without a doubt, Winter Harbour is a low pressure fishery. Winter Harbour also boasts some of the wildest remote wilderness in the world.

    Steve is your Winter Harbour number 1 fishing guide and host aboard the FV "Reel Crazy". Steve fishes 2 anglers per boat providing exceptional classic sportfishing in Winter Harbour and Quatsino Sound. We fish for wild Chinook (King) Salmon, Coho (Silvers), Red Snapper, Ling Cod and the same time providing breathtaking scenery and photographic opportunities. Catching your limit of large salmon is the norm at Winter Harbour.

    What Do We Fish For?

    June 25 to Sept 10
    • Dungeness Crab
    • Halibut
    • Ling Cod
    • Rockfish (Yellow Eye, Red Snapper)
    • Chinook (King) Salmon
    • Coho (Silver) Salmon
    • Tuna (starts in late August, space is limited because of short season)


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    3 nights / 2 days fishing
    2 anglers per boat
    3 nights / 2 days fishing
    3 anglers per boat
    3 nights / 2 days fishing
    4 anglers per boat
    4 nights / 3 days fishing
    2 anglers per boat
    4 nights / 3 days fishing
    3 anglers per boat
    4 nights / 3 days fishing
    4 anglers per boat
    5 nights / 4 days fishing
    2 anglers per boat
    5 nights / 4 days fishing
    3 anglers per boat
    5 nights / 4 days fishing
    4 anglers per boat

    Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

    This lodge charges in CA$.    

    NOT INCLUDED: Fishing licenses, gratuity, transportation to/from airports.

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    Per-day-fishing VACATION PACKAGES from:


    What's included?

    How many hours of guided fishing?

    8 hours/day

    Return transportation:      

    Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

    Fish processing:     

    All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:





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    Dick's Last Resort accommodates Steve's fishing guests to complete an all Inclusive fishing package for outdoor & fishing enthusiasts. Dick's Last Resort is a comfortable 3 floor B&B with 3 bedrooms on the top floor, 2 bedrooms on the main and one bedroom on the ground level. A large country style kitchen can seat a dozen guests with ease. The front entrance with balcony gives guests a place to relax after fishing or dinner providing panoramic views that can only be described as breathtaking.There are freezers to store guests catches.

    Corporate buyout:     

      WiFi available:

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    Average travel time to fishing grounds:

    15 mins

    Other Activities Available

    Hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking.

    Photographers Take Note: Be sure and bring your camera as this will not just be a Reel Crazy Fishing Charter but also a Wildlife Photography Adventure. Wildlife photo opportunities abound on Northern Vancouver Island's Quatsino Sound region, the envy of many a world class wilderness/wildlife photographer.




    Steve's 25.5 foot Parker Pilot House FV Reel Crazy is equipped with enough HP & state of the art equipment to get us to the fish and get the fish in the boat. Our Parker has a huge aft fishing platform and a pilot house to keep us dry during rainy weather. Marine head is available.

    Salmon Fishing Quatsino Sound:

    • Scotty Electric Down riggers
    • Temple Fork fishing rods
    • Sage 6012 fishing reels
    • Comfortable seats (not that you will be sitting much)

    Reel Crazy Chinook Coho

    • Light weight Temple Fork rods
    • Sage 6012 Fly Reels
    • It is a blast. "WOW"
    • Coho are usually abundant late August Early September

    Reel Crazy Halibut Ling Cod Snapper

    • Classic halibut fishing rods
    • Penn 320 level wind reels.
    • Halibut anchor setups


    Heated cabin:

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    Deposit required: 50%

    Balance due: on arrival.

    Full refund if trip is cancelled.

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    Other: Cash

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    • all equipment/gear/tackle
    • boats and fuel
    • guiding
    • all meals
    • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only, this is not applicable)
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