In addition to more than fifty years of personal fishing, I spent nine summers working as a relief fishing guide at several lodges on the BC coast. It began as a few trips, but this quickly grew to fifty to sixty days of guiding each summer. The days are long and one day blurs into the next. However it is a great way to gain experience, as it gave me the opportunity to chat with and learn from some very experienced fishermen and fellow guides. To assist my memory I make journal entries at the end of each fishing day, then during the winter months I read my notes carefully and reflect on what I learned that summer. This is encapsulated in the fishing summaries below (these are pdf files which open in new windows).
The photo at right shows Bill Haymond and Myles Sidorak with a big halibut.