Up the Portland Canal

With a few days off before the season begins we had the opportunity to join our friends aboard Miller Time II for a trip up the Portland Canal towards Stewart. In search of some early springs we were accompanied by a gorgeous day as we headed up the canal to a place less travelled. The Canal stretches 80 miles into the interior and defines the border between BC and Alaska. Towering mountains, glistening glaciers, truly a special place on our coast. Joined at our anchorage by Barry;s brother Ed from Stewart we had some great experienced guides to show us how it is done in the Canal.

 The salmon did not disappoint and we were quickly onto a number of beautiful springs. I got to land a tyee and our host Barry did as well. Deb hooked some great fighters in the teens and we enjoyed fresh spring salmon on the cedar plank for dinner. With prawns as big as beer cans, plentiful Dungeness and the place to our selves we are so lucky to live and experience this beautiful coast. Back to Rupert after an awesome experience we thank our hosts aboard Miller Time II and set our sites on the first fishing charter out of Prince Rupert.