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How many fish can we keep?

Today we have another common question about our charters. It deals with the fishing component to our charters and it is “How many fish can we keep?”. This a common question because we know very well when going on a fishing charter, you want to eat some of the fish you catch.

The answer is that there are varying limits for both salmon and halibut. But in total you can bring home 8 salmon per person and two halibut per person. There are various other limits for cod and ground fish. Depending on the size of the salmon, 8 can be a very heathy number and provide you wish plenty of salmon dinners!

If you have any other questions regarding our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters, please contact us and we’ll happy to answer any questions. You can also see our answers to previous frequently asked questions.

 

How many rods do we fish at a time?

Over the last month we have been answering common questions we get asked about our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters. Many of the questions deal with the fishing component to our charters along with the unique liveaboard accommodations we provide on the Thunder 1. Today’s questions is about fishing and is “How many rods do we fish at a time?”.

This is a great question and the answer differs based on what fish we are catching. Salmon fishing we can troll three or four rods. Halibut fishing we can have each angler with a rod, so up to six.

We hope this gives you a better idea about our charters. If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your question. You can also see if your question has been answered by reading our previous answers to frequently asked questions.

 

What kinds of salmon do we catch?

For the last month we’ve been answering some of the common and most frequently asked questions here on the blog. Today’s question is “What kinds of salmon do we catch?”. We get this question a lot because salmon fishing in Prince Rupert is very popular. Especially when it comes to our fishing charters.

All salmon species are present in the Prince Rupert area. The best sport fishing species are Chinook or Spring salmon and Coho. We target these primarily as they are the best fighters. We do get quite a few pink as well as the occasional sockeye and chum. Basically you name the kind of salmon, and we’ll most likely try and get you in an area where you can catch it.

If you have any more questions regarding our Prince Rupert fishing charters, please see all of our frequently asked questions. If your question hasn’t been answered, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.

What is the best time of year to fish?

At Thunder 1 Adventures we get asked many questions when it comes to our fishing charters, whale watching and eco tours. Today’s question is “What is the best time of year to fish?”.  This is a great question and indeed something you want to know before booking a fishing charter in Prince Rupert.

The waters off Prince Rupert are on the migratory path of salmon that are returning to the rivers to spawn. There are hundreds of spawning rivers in the Prince Rupert area, the most famous are the Nass River  and the Skeena River. These mighty rivers and their tributaries are the spawning grounds of all species of salmon on the BC coast, Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum, and Pink Salmon. Chinook salmon returning to the Skeena are some of the largest in the world reaching over 70 lbs.

Our first runs of salmon begin in late May with the arrival of the Chinook, (Kings) as they head for the rivers. These returning fish continue through June and into late July. The Coho salmon arrive around the middle of June and peak early August with runs continuing into September. Halibut fishing is strong throughout the summer and into September. Much of your choice depends on the type of salmon you would like to catch. From late May through June and into July is definitely the time to hook a big Chinook. July through August is great action with the Coho feeding relentlessly before they make their journey to spawn. You may have to come back a couple of times to experience the different runs and we know you will enjoy each trip as much as the other.

Our trips book up early as we often have over 50% return guests. We recommend booking late fall and early spring for the coming season if you want to get a specific date.

Please contact us to find out when we have availability.

Prince Rupert Fishing Charter Google Reviews

Google Reviews of Prince Rupert Fishing Charter

They’re are lots of companies like ourselves who offer Prince Rupert Fishing Charters. But how do you know if they are any good? You don’t. You have to trust the reviews that people have written on TripAdvisor, Google +, Yelp and any other review site.

We have a lot of people who provided us with reviews through our guestbook. It has lots of reviews from many of our satisfied clients who went our on charters in 2014. But we also have a lot of reviews on our Google page. Please check out those reviews by clicking on this link and scrolling down the page to reviews.

We hope the reviews of our clients in our guestbook and on our Google + page will help you in determining if our fishing charters are right for you. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us.


Is It Rough Where We Fish?

Many people get sea sick and we know how it can be a terrible experience being on a boat and not feeling well. This is why we get asked the question “Is it rough where we fish?” a lot. We can understand that you do not want to pay for a bad experience on the waters.

But you’ll be happy to hear that that answer is no, it is not rough where our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters take place. The waters of Chatham Sound where we fish are very protected. If the weather kicks up we can almost always find a calm place to fish as we have over 20 years experience fishing in and around Prince Rupert.

Be sure to check the rest of our answers to common questions including those on fishing and our accommodations.

Do we fish off the big boat or do we fish in little boats?

Lately we’ve been answering common questions on our blog. We’ve already answered a few of those questions in regards to our liveaboard accommodation. Starting today we’re going to answer common questions when it comes to the Prince Rupert Fishing Charter experience we provide.

Today’s question is “Do we fish off the big boat or do we fish in little boats?” This is a great question. The answer is all fishing is done off the big boat which is the MV Thunder 1. It’s a classic west coast fishing boat and it will only enhance your charter experience. We troll for salmon and anchor for halibut and cod. Lots of room to stretch out or even pop inside for a nap or a snack.

 

Are there showers on board?

We’ve been doing our best to answer common questions here on our blog. Many of them are regarding the live aboard component to our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters. This is what makes our charters really unique. Instead of coming into a lodge each evening after the day is done, we set up anchor in a quiet location. This means you can enjoy fishing first thing in the morning as well as some fine cooking from Deb.

Today we have another question regarding accommodation and it is “Are there showers on board?” The answer is yes of course! Separate shower for the guests, lots of hot water for an evening or morning shower to get you feeling fresh in the morning or after a great day on the waters.

If you have any questions right now, they might have already been answered through our blog FAQ’s. if they haven’t been answered yet, please contact us and we’ll be sure to answer them.

Are all our meals included?

For the last few weeks we have been answering common question on our blog to help you get a better idea of what to expect on our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters. Many of the questions we get are related to on the accommodations on board the Thunder 1. Today’s question deals with dining aboard the Thunder 1.

Since you would be living aboard the Thunder 1 for the duration of the charter, you will need to eat at some point. So to answer the question “Are all meals included?”, the answer is yes, all meals are included along with soft drinks in our Prince Rupert fishing charter costs. Deb is an awesome chef specializing in fresh seafood dishes. Crab, salmon and halibut are all on the menu. We want you to enjoy the fishing but also the food aboard the Thunder 1. You can see some of the feedback about Deb’s cooking in our guestbook.

If you have any other questions regarding accommodations, check here where it might be answered already. All of our frequently asked questions are being answered here. If we haven’t answered your question, please contact us and we’ll be glad to help.

Is it rough where we anchor?

At Thunder 1 Adventures we get asked a lot of questions when it comes to our live aboard fishing charters in Prince Rupert. This offers you a very unique experience because you live aboard the Thunder 1 during your charter. Since this is a such a unique experience many of the common questions we get asked a lot deal with accommodations. Click here to see other questions and answers in regards to accommodations.

Since you live aboard the Thunder 1 during the charter, we set anchor during the evenings. Today’s question is “Is it rough where we anchor?”

Not at all. The places we anchor are very calm. We have chosen these areas thanks to our years of experience operating charters in and around Prince Rupert.

Most evenings you cannot tell you are on a boat. We often feed the eagles in the evening and can do a little fishing off the side.

Do we have our own washroom?

At Thunder 1 Adventures we get asked a lot of questions and we felt the need to answer them on our website. Many of the questions are regarding accommodations when living aboard our fishing charter about the MV Thunder 1. We think this a very unique experience and one that makes us different from our competitors. So it’s no wonder that many of the common questions we get asked deal with how the live aboard experience works.

Last weeks question was “How many bedrooms are on board?”

Today’s question is “Do we have our own washroom?” Yes, the guests share their own washroom and shower. The crew has a separate washroom and shower in the rear. Please browse through our photo galleries to view more pictures of the boat so you can get a better idea of what your accommodations are like.

We’ll be adding more frequently asked questions to the blog so check back for more. If you need a question answered, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

How many bedrooms are there on board?

At Thunder 1 Adventures we get asked a lot of questions when it comes to our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters. Our live aboard fishing charters provides a very unique experience in that you live aboard the Thunder 1 during your charter. So it’s no wonder that many of the common questions we get asked deal with how the live aboard experience works.

Today’s question is “How many bedrooms are there on board?” There are two bedrooms, 4 bunks in one, and two in the other. All bedding towels and pillows are provided by us. If you would like to see pictures of the accommodations, please browse through our photo galleries.

We’ll be adding more frequently asked questions to the blog so check back for more. If you need a question answered, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.

An Unforgettable Prince Rupert Fishing Charter

Our guestbook is filled with so many wonderful testimonials of our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters. People will also email us after the trips to let us know what a wonderful time. Last week we received an email from some happy clients. They had such an amazing time they thought they would create a video highlighting their trip! After viewing the video we were blushing that someone would spend the time in creating a video about their charter with us. Please watch the video below.

That video really is a great example of the kind of experience you can expect when you come aboard the Thunder 1. Not only can you expect great salmon and halibut fishing, you can expect amazing food and sights to see including whales and bald eagles.If this of experience appeals to you, please contact us for more information on our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters.

Last but Not Least

Welcome Don, Cody, Alex and Bob. Our last group of the year, and you guessed it they were from Alberta. No strangers to the north coast it was great that Don chose the Thunder for a fishing adventure. With a nice afternoon to start we set out and wetted the lines with some afternoon halibut fishing. Fish on! as we boated five nice ones on the first sport. With a nice sunset in Pearl Harbour we went to sleep anxious to hook up some big Coho in the morning. Once again the northern Coho showed up and hit the gear, some nice sized fish and some good fights. The Coho may have slowed down in numbers but not in size and at the end of the day their were  2 dozen nice fish in the cooler. The halibut fishing continued to be busy and we released many looking for the one big one. In the end we returned to Rupert from our 22nd fishing charter of the year with a nice catch and some happy anglers. Thanks for being our last group, we hope to see you again soon.

Fall Fishing


Joined by past guests Norm and Arlene, and accompanied by a new couple to the Thunder, Bonnie and Charles we headed north again in search of some fishing action. While the seas remained calm the fog closed in around us as we fished the northern waters. Virtually on our own we trolled thru the fog and found some great Coho action by Work Channel. Some wind kept us from our regular halibut spots but when we got a chance we did hook up 5 nice ones for the gang. Once again nice to have Norm and Arlene back as Norm has been on the Thunder many times over the years including several times before we owned her. Charles and Bonnie got a chance to land some nice fish and our mixed group enjoyed each others company. Hope to have both couples back sometime soon to enjoy our Prince Rupert Fishing Charters.

The Rakievich Family

Welcome aboard to Jim, Linda, Curtis and Christine. Always nice to have a family unit aboard September is a great time of year on the north coast. Lots of fish, great humpback whale viewing all await our late season guests. Always fun to have some first time anglers it was great to see the gals hook up some halibut and northern Coho. The Whales did not disappoint and the mouth of work channel provided some outstanding viewing for our guests. Then

it was back to fishing, lots of action as the Coho continued to slam the gear on their way to the spawning grounds. A great trip, some pleased guests and the hope that they took home a wonderful experience from our coastal waters. Thanks Jim, and of course thanks to our good client Kerry Brown for sending along the Jim and family.