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Photo Gallery - 2009

August 21, 2009 - Sommer Setterstrom with the biggest fish of her life. Guest appearance by the Crasher Squirrel.
August 21, 2009 - Harley Cunningham with 82 pound Halibut.
August 21, 2009 - Todd Cunningham with a 28 pound Chinook Salmon caught on a 6" Tomic 280 Plug.

August 21, 2009 - A dozen Salmon - 6 Coho, and 6 Chinook, largest 32 pounds, on the cleaning table.

 

 

May 12, 2009 -Bald Eagle takes a small Rockfish from the surface in Tahsis Narrows.
May 12, 2009 - Bald Eagle takes a small Rockfish from the surface in Tahsis Narrows. I sent this photo in to Weatherman Wayne Cox at Global BCTV and it was used on "Wayne's Weather Window" and won Photo of the Week. You can see the videos in the YouTube links above this photo.

May 11, 2009 - Bald Eagle takes a small Canary Rockfish from the surface in Esperanza Inlet.
May 11, 2009 - Bald Eagle takes a small Canary Rockfish from the surface in Esperanza Inlet.

May 12, 2009 - Suzanne from Nevada holds up her first Tahsis Salmon caught in Hecate Channel near Tahsis.

May 11, 2009 - Kevin Gray from San Francisco, California and Suzanne from Nevada, fishing for Halibut 10 miles off-shore from Tatchu Point.

May 11, 2009 - Kevin Gray from San Francisco, California with a nice 35 pound Halibut caught 10 miles off-shore from Tatchu Point.

Photo Gallery - 2008

Big Halibut from Tahsis
James Rowley of Oregon with Guide Jim Pook and 55 and 90 pound Halibuts, a bunch of Yelloweye and Canary Rockfish, plus one Coho and one Chinook Salmon.
Sunfish
Sunfish with Sushi Hunter in the background.
Coastal Blacktail Deer
Coastal Blacktail Deer
July 16 , 2008 - Robert Minshull from England with friends Chris Hibbert Hyde of North Vancouver, and Larry McDonald of Ladner, BC with a nice catch of 5 hatchery Chinook and 1 Coho
July 16 , 2008 - Robert Minshull from England with friends Chris Hibbert Hyde of North Vancouver, and Larry McDonald of Ladner, BC with a nice catch of 5 hatchery Chinook and 1 Coho
July 15 , 2008 - Robert Minshull from England with friends Chris Hibbert Hyde of North Vancouver, and Larry McDonald of Ladner, BC with a 31.5 pound Tyee, a 28 pound Chinook, a 12 pound Coho, and a small feeder Chinook.
July 15 , 2008 - Robert Minshull from England with friends Chris Hibbert Hyde of North Vancouver, and Larry McDonald of Ladner, BC with a 31.5 pound Tyee, a 28 pound Chinook, a 12 pound Coho, and a small feeder Chinook.

 

June 13 , 2008 - I finally get to land a fish of my own! 39 pound Halibut, caught right in front of Friendly Cove, Nootka Island, 320' of water.
June 13 , 2008 - I finally get to land a fish of my own! 39 pound Halibut, caught right in front of Friendly Cove, Nootka Island, 320' of water.
June 11 , 2008 - Jim Hicks of San Francisco shows off a cute little Lingcod prior to releasing it safely back to the water to grow up.
June 11 , 2008 - Kevin Gray of San Francisco with a nice early season white Chinook Salmon caught at Ferrer Point, Nootka Island.
Check out the video at: YouTube.
A nice Chicken & Prawn Stirfry. MMMM... Prawns!

Photo Gallery - 2007

Doug & Ryan Dorius

29 pound Chinook Salmon

39 pound Chinook Salmon from Tahsis

July 31, 2007- The Walsh family from Courtenay & Pemberton, BC with the day's catch - 10 Chinook up to 27 pounds, 5 over 25 pounds, 1 Coho, and a nice 24 pound Blue Shark!

July 19, 2007- The McLean family from England with agreat 28 pound Chinook, 4 Coho, and an 8 pound Chinook. All fish from the Ferrer Point area.

Photo Gallery - 2006

September 11, 2006 - A nice late season Chinook Salmon!
September 11, '06 - A nice big Coho Salmon from the Wild West Coast.

September 11, '06 - A Copper hued Chinook Salmon! This fish was truly Golden - the only one like it I have seen in many years of fishing. If only the photo showed it's true color.

Yelloweye Rockfish - Red Snapper
May 2006 - Yelloweye Rockfish caught while targeting Halibut.

Chinook Salmon

2006 - Guide Jim Pook with Brad and Tom out on the "Highway". We could have had a dozen of these photos, but the camera died after this shot - I told them not to include me in the photo ;-)

Photo Gallery - 2005

June 24/'05 - Guide Jim Pook holds up an 18 pound Chinook Salmon fresh from the sea! Caught by Elmer Phillipson near Pin Rock in Esperanza Inlet. Total catch: 3 Chinook, 6 Coho, 1 Black Rockfish.

Photo: Liz Phillipson

Photo Gallery - 2004

Big Chinook Salmon almost ready for the net!

Photo: Greg Morton

August 24/'04 - Doug Dorius of Utah, with wife Roylene and son Ryan. Below: Check out that 32-3/4 pound Tyee that Doug is holding!

Photo: Alice Thompson

 

Doug Dorius with his freshly caught 32-3/4 pound Tyee Chinook SalmonIt was a real pleasure meeting you and Alice.

You have a first rate operation there.

We were especially impressed with the extras thrown in to make the experience even better: sandwiches, soft drinks, fish cleaning (while we relax and have dinner), and the pictures Alice took and put on CD for us. Otherwise I wouldn't have any good pictures of my fish...that Ryan!

Anyway, thanks again for everything you did to make it our best fishing trip so far.

See you next time,

Doug, Roylene and Ryan Dorius
Perry, Utah, USA


August 23/'04 - Guide Jim Pook with friend and fellow guide from Vancouver with a day's limit of Chinook and Coho Salmon.

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 23/'04 - Guide Jim Pook holds a 22 - 24 pound Chinook prior to releasing it back to the water.

August 23/'04 - Guide Jim Pook holds a 22 - 24 pound Chinook prior to releasing it back to the water.

Photo: Greg Morton

August 23/'04 - Greg Morton holds up a nice 22+ pound Chinook Salmon prior to live release. Wow - If this is what they throw back in Tahsis, what are they keeping?

Photo: Jim Pook

August 21/'04 - The Beavers boys from Minden, Nevada with just a few of their fish. Three days of fishing should keep them in smoked and canned Salmon for years to come!

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 20/'04 - Evan Beavers of Minden, Nevada holds up a nice 25 pound Chinook (King) he caught at Ferrer Point.

August 20/'04 - Evan Beavers of Minden, Nevada holds up a nice 25 pound Chinook (King) he caught at Ferrer Point.

Photo: Greg Morton

August 19/'04 - Vancouver guide Greg Morton with a 32 pound Tyee Chinook from Tahsis.

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 19/'04 - Evan Beavers of Minden, Nevada holds up a nice Chinook (King), while his son holds a nice Coho while fishing at Ferrer Point, Nootka Island.

August 19/'04 - Evan Beavers of Minden, Nevada holds up a nice Chinook (King), while his son holds a nice Coho while fishing at Ferrer Point, Nootka Island.

Photo: Greg Morton

August 16/'04 - Ken Ruiz, a WWII submarine commander with Jim and a nice 27 pound Chinook Salmon. Ken has a book coming out in June, 2005, watch for it: The Luck of the Draw

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 16/'04 - Bill Wong, Ken Hall, and Ken Ruiz with a whole boat load of fish.

Photo: Alice Thompson


August 13/'04 - Brett Cornelius of Redwater, Alberta holds up a big Chinook Salmon that he caught.

Photo: Alice Thompson

OK - Who ordered the Octopus?

Photo: Jim Pook


August 13/'04 - Paul & Carmen Cornelius with son Brett, from Redwater, Alberta with a day's catch of Chinook and Coho Salmon.

August 13/'04 - Paul & Carmen Cornelius with son Brett, from Redwater, Alberta with a day's catch of Chinook and Coho Salmon.

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 11/'04 - Susan Ferguson from Manitouwadge Ontario smiles while Jim holds up her 29-1/2 pound Chinook Salmon

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 10/'04 - John Masich, with son Ken, and grandson Tyler and the day's catch, including two large Chinook Salmon at 28 & 29 pounds.

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 10/'04 - Tyler Masich with the a pair of Prawns from the day's catch.

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 8/'04 - Warwick family with the day's catch, including a record 20-3/4 pound Coho (see photo below).

Photo: Alice Thompson

August 8/'04 - Andrew Warwick with this year's record (to date) 20-3/4 lb Coho, caught at Low Rock while out on a charter with his father and 2 brothers. Beat yesterday's record Coho by 4-1/4 pounds!

August 7/'04 - Susan Ferguson from Manitouwadge Ontario shows off her record (to date) 16-1/2 lb Coho, caught on August 7th when out on a charter with her family and local guide Jim Pook

August 7/'04 - Ferguson family from Ontario with the day's catch, including a record 16-1/2 pound Coho (see photo above).

Photo: Alice Thompson


August 2/04 - Larry Walkley holding his 32.5 pound Chinook (King) while I hold a "smaller" 25 pound Chinook. We also kept 2 other Chinook and 2 Coho, and released several big Chinooks.

Photo by Alice Thompson

August 2/04 - Larry Walkley and Jim with the day's catch. 4 large Chinook from 22 to 32.5 pounds, and two Coho, the largest Coho was 12 pounds

Photo by Alice Thompson

July 31/04 - My good friends Rick Vanderheide (right), Rob O'Sullivan (center) from Vancouver, BC, and Jim hold up half the day's catch - a limit of big Chinook!

Photo by Alice Thompson

July 25/04 - Sean Barnett and friends from Vancouver, BC. Proving that we catch more fish before 9 AM than others do all day. 6 Coho and 2 Chinook at 28.5 and 29.5 pounds each.

Photo by Alice Thompson

July 21/'04 - Jim celebrates his 47th birthday by going fishing and catching a 22.5 pound chinook on a light mooching rod with only 17 pound test line and a small fly reel.

Photo by Alice Thompson

Photo Gallery - 2003

September 17/03 - Norm Gardner holds up a nice late season 23 pound Chinook Salmon from Catala Island.
Photo by Norm Gardner
September 27/03 - Rebeca Wade holds up a Spotted Prawn (after a whole lot of coaxing!).Tahsis Inlet has some great prawn and crab fishing.
September 27/03 - Rebeca Wade holds up a Spotted Prawn (after a whole lot of coaxing!).Tahsis Inlet has some great prawn and crab fishing.
Photo by Adrian Wade

September 28/03 - Toby Wade holds up a nice late season Chum Salmon from Nootka Sound.
September 28/03 - Toby Wade holds up a nice late season Chum Salmon from Nootka Sound.
Photo by Adrian Wade

Black Bear on Tahsis Inlet beach searches for food for her and her cub.
September 28/03 - A mother Black Bear searches the beach in search of food for her and her cub which hid back in the trees as we approached. We we able to approach within about 20 feet or so in the boat and she did not seem bothered by the three of us snapping photos for almost 10 minutes.
Photo by Jim Pook

Jim takes a day off and goes fishing for himself! This was the second day of the derby and Greg Morton and I played catch and release while looking for a winner.
August 16/03 - Jim takes a day off and goes fishing for himself! This was the second day of the derby and Greg Morton and I played catch and release while looking for a winner.
Photo by Greg Morton
Sea Otter plays hide & seek with us in Esperanza Inlet
Sea Otter plays hide & seek with us in Esperanza Inlet
Photo by Greg Morton
Jim prepares to clean a nice Yelloweye Rockfish caught about 10 miles off shore while targeting halibut one afternoon. Photo by Greg Morton
August 14/03 - Jim prepares to clean a nice Yelloweye Rockfish caught about 10 miles off shore while targeting halibut one afternoon. Photo by Greg Morton
Jim holds up a nice 25 pound Chinook Salmon caught at Ferrer Point on Nootka Island. This fish was released just after this photo was taken. Photo by Greg Morton
August 16/03 - Jim holds up a nice 25 pound Chinook Salmon caught at Ferrer Point on Nootka Island. This fish was released just after this photo was taken. Photo by Greg Morton
Luna, the Killer Whale, otherwise known as L-98 pays us a visit in Tahsis, BC Luna (L-98) Nootka Sound's lonely Orca

August 20/03 - Jay Heule holds up a nice Coho he caught August 20/03 - Rob Heule shows off the 13 pound Lingcod he caught all by himself
August 20/03 - Jay Heule holds up a nice Coho he caught. August 20/03 - Rob Heule shows off the 13 pound Lingcod he caught all by himself.
August 20/03 - Rob Heule of Calgary with the 18 pound Chinook Salmon he reeled in off of Ferrer Point
August 20/03 - Rob Heule of Calgary with the 18 pound Chinook Salmon he reeled in off of Ferrer Point.

August 20/03 - The Heule family took home 4 Chinook, 4 Coho, a 13 pound Lingcod, and a Black Rockfish.

August 20/03 - The Heule family took home 4 Chinook, 4 Coho, a 13 pound Lingcod, and a Black Rockfish.

August 13/03 - Jim holds up a 23 pound Chinook Salmon freshly caught by Nancy Sugizaki at Pin Rock on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC. Carlos Lau smiles in approval.
- Photo by Greg Morton
August 13/03 - Jim holds up a 23 pound Chinook Salmon freshly caught by Nancy Sugizaki at Pin Rock on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC
August 13/03 - Jim holds up a 23 pound Chinook Salmon freshly caught by Nancy Sugizaki at Pin Rock on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, BC - Photo by Carlos Lau
Fresh caught Spotted Prawns
Prawns ready for Tempura
Nancy Sugizaki takes fresh caught Spotted Prawns and prepares them for the freshest tempura I've ever tasted! - Photos by Nancy Sugizaki & Carlos Lau
Tahsis, BC lies at the head of Tahsis Inlet - Photo by Greg Morton
Tahsis, BC lies at the head of Tahsis Inlet. While not visible in this photo, you can see my prawn trap floats from up here. Photo by Greg Morton

50 Pound Halibut from Tahsis, BC Don Neiderhoffer with his 31 pound Lingcod and 50 pound Halibut
August 8/'03 - Don Neiderhoffer, and his wife Lee, drove all the way from Houston, Texas to catch his 46 and 50 lb halibut, plus a monster 31 lb Lingcod!
(and a whole slug of Yelloweye Rockfish!)
August 15/03- Jim Pook and Greg Morton with Fridays entry in the Westview Marina Derby for 2003. Two Chinook 27lb and 22 lb, 2 Coho 10.5 and 6 lbs.
August 15/03- Jim Pook and Greg Morton with Fridays entry in the Westview Marina Derby for 2003. Two Chinook 27lb and 22 lb, 2 Coho 10.5 and 6 lbs.

August 13/03 - Carlos Lau & Nancy Sugizaki with some great Chinook & Coho
August 15/03 - Jim and Greg Morton with Derby Chinook & Coho
August 13/03 - (Left) Carlos Lau & Nancy Sugizaki with some great Chinook & Coho
August 15/03 - (Right) Jim and Greg Morton with Derby Chinook & Coho
June 29 /'03 - Sharon Webb with a Yelloweye Rockfish she landed herself A Tiger Rockfish caught while targeting halibut.
June 29 /'03 - Sharon Webb with a Yelloweye Rockfish she landed herself
August 8/'03 - A Tiger Rockfish caught while targeting halibut.
Aug 5/'03 - Ken and Stan Desaki with an 18 and a 28 lb Chinook and a Lingcod.
July 8/'03 - Randy & Jane Schinkel of Chilliwack, BC with a limit of Coho Salmon
Aug 5/'03 - Ken and Stan Desaki with an 18 and a 28 lb Chinook and a Lingcod.
July 8/'03 - Randy & Jane Schinkel of Rosedale, BC with a limit of Coho Salmon
Jim with the late Ted Peck (in red floater jacket) during one of our teaching charters in Vancouver. I assisted Ted in teaching light tackle mooching techniques to Ted's students. - 1993
Jim with the late Ted Peck (in red floater jacket) during one of our teaching charters in Vancouver. I assisted Ted in teaching light tackle mooching techniques to Ted's students. - 1993
Jim Pook of Tahsis on BC Sport Fishing Magazine Cover 1996
Jim Pook in BC Sport Fishing Magazine, 2003
Jim Pook with Charlie White
Jim on the cover of BC Sport Fishing Magazine - 1996
Jim in BC Sport Fishing Magazine - 2003
Jim with author and TV fisherman Charlie White
22 pound Chinook Salmon
14 pound Chinook Salmon
Days Limit of Coho Salmon and Halibut
Rick Vanderheide with a big 22 pound Chinook Salmon
A nice 14 pound Chinook Salmon
A days limit of Coho and Halibut, and one for the guide!
Everybody Gets a Fish!
Two Nice Chinook Salmon
Everybody Gets a Fish!
Double header of
two nice Chinooks
A limit of Sockeye Salmon
70 Pound Halibut
A Limit of Sockeye Salmon
70 Pound Halibut
Jim Pook with limits of Chinook Salmon for 3 people!
Greg Morton with a nice Chinook Salmon
You know it's a good day when even the guide gets his limit!
Greg Morton with a nice winter Chinook Salmon
March 2003 - Jim with a nice hatchery Steelhead, fresh from the Vedder River near Chilliwack, BC
March 3, 2003 - Jim with a nice hatchery Steelhead, fresh from the Vedder River near Chilliwack, BC

Jim's Fishing Charters
Professionally Guided Salmon & Halibut Fishing Adventures
Box 326, Tahsis, BC, Canada V0P 1X0
Phone: (250) 934-7675
Toll Free: 1 (888) 617-FISH (3474)
Email: jim@jimsfishing.com
website: www.jimsfishing.com

Please call or email me to book your
Tahsis Salmon Fishing Adventure, today.

 

Updated: May 24, 2009