We are in Port Hardy tonite....came around Cape Caution from Pruth Harbour...about 70 miles.
We like Johnson Strait route...Seymour Narrows can be run in a 7 knot
favourable current but most go just a hour before high water
Dent rapid route is fun but slower.
Wait for favorable forecast
and leave early morning is fine.
Salmon are jumping everywhere here today...caught 2 on 2 casts so put the rod away and watched. I used a buzzbomb cast at rising fish
...most are trolling on downriggers.
Port Hardy is a bit of a dump....stop at Port McNeil is nicer...better spot to anchor
. Make reservations if you want a slip...its a gong show of boats here.
Read up on passing Cape Caution...if you go mainland side beware ebb tides when the wind
is NW. If you leave from Van Isle side stay a few miles off of the Cape should be golden...leave early.
Mainland side Blunden Harbour is cool spot to head
Rivers Inlet will be stupid with Coho in a week. Nice Chinooks caught on SE edge of Calvert Island on your way up.
Have fun...good luck
Oh...camera...2 sealions...1 humpback whale...eagles grabbing salmon...dolphins swarmed my boat twice today ....orca behind...crazy