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General Information – Salmon Fishing Trips in British Columbia

Hakai Lodge considers itself one of the best salmon fishing trips in British Columbia for many reasons.  One of the primary reasons is our attention to detail and preparation for your visit.  We have very important information below and encourage you to read all details to ensure your preparedness for your trip with us.

This memorandum will serve as a check list of things to bring, things not to bring and other miscellaneous items for your upcoming fishing trip at HAKAI LODGE. Please make sure that each member of your group reads this memorandum before departure.

THINGS TO BRING

  • Camera, waterproof preferably and lots of memory.
  • Rain gear, including waterproof foot gear, ankle height only, no waders.
  • All fishing tackle is provided at no charge, but if you have a favorite salmon reel, bring it along; we recommend a Penn 209 or comparable reel with 30 pound test line. No tackle boxes please. Clothing is generally very informal. Temperatures are cool averaging 55-70 degrees.
  • Liquor: – Canadian Customs Law allows each person to bring 40 ounces of Alcoholic beverage duty free. We have beer, wine and a limited supply of Liquor for sale at the camp.

IDENTIFICATION for CUSTOMS CLEARANCE

Because of the new Federal Security Regulations you MUST bring your passport or you will be denied entry back to the US. More detailed information is available on the following websites.

The staff at Northwest Seaplanes has researched this subject and can be of further help with questions about US and Canada Customs.  You can contact Northwest Seaplanes directly at 1-800-690-0086.

THINGS NOT TO BRING

Suitcases: – please use duffel bags, suitcases do not fit on the aircraft; (weight limit is 25 pounds per person). The primary reason for this limit is safety and to provide space for your fish on the return trip. Fishing tackle and tackle boxes:  we provide everything you will need.  For you die hard fisherman that want to bring your own hand tied hooks and leaders, bring plenty.  (See above recommendations if you want to bring your own reel.)
Cellular phones: there is no service in our area, however we do have WI-FI available for use by smart phones if necessary.   Satellite phones work fine and the camp has wi fi service available.

YOUR STAY IN THE SEATTLE AREA

If you or others in your group live outside the Seattle area, you will probably want to stay overnight in the Seattle area the night before your departure to Hakai. We have made arrangements with the Holliday Inn, Hilton Garden Inn and the adjoining “Suites” hotel the Larkspur Landing for Hakai Lodge guests again this summer. The Three hotels are close to both the Seattle International Airport (Sea -Tac) and the Renton Municipal Airport (where the charter planes depart each morning at approximately 7:45 make your own hotel reservations as early as possible as hotel space is limited. The name, address and telephone numbers are listed in this memo. Also, please see the enclosed letters of agreement between the Hotels and Hakai Lodge.

Hilton Garden Inn
1801 East Valley Road
Renton, WA. 98055
Reservations—Call 425-430-1414 (Fax 425-430-8577)
Additional information—See hotel brochure enclosed. When you arrive at the Seattle International Airport (Sea -Tac) call 425-430-1414 for the Hotel van. When you check in at the hotel please inform the front desk you will need the shuttle to Renton Airport the next morning.

Larkspur Landing (Suites Hotel)
1701 East Valley Road
Renton WA. 98055
Reservations: – Call 425-235-1212
Additional information—See Hotel brochure enclosed. When you arrive at the Seattle International Airport (Sea -Tac), call 425-235-1212 for the Hotel van. When you check in at the hotel please inform the front desk you will need the shuttle to Renton Airport the next morning.

Holiday Inn Renton
1 South Grady Way
Renton, WA 98056
Reservations: – Call 425-226-7700
Additional information—See Hotel brochure enclosed. When you arrive at the Seattle International Airport (Sea -Tac), call 425-226-7700 for the Hotel van. When you check in at the hotel please inform the front desk you will need the shuttle to Renton Airport the next morning.  Mention that you are a “Northwest Seaplanes” customer to receive a preferred room rate.

NOTE—If you are traveling through Vancouver instead of Seattle, please call or e-mail me and I will help you with plane reservations and Vancouver hotel accommodations.

DEPARTURE FROM RENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT TO HAKAI

If you are staying at one of the hotels described above, they will bring you to our departure lounge in time for your departure. Check in time is 7:00 am at Northwest Seaplanes.  Departure time is at 7:45 am.  Feel free to show up earlier.  Their staff is ready to check you in as early as 6:30 am.  (Be sure to make arrangements with your hotel for the shuttle service when you check in for a shuttle ride to Northwest Seaplanes at 6:30 am.) If you plan to drive to our departure lounge, please follow the directions below:

Locate the Renton Airport (Northwest Seaplanes) on the enclosed map.  As you can see, our departure lounge (Building No. 860) is in the Northwest portion of the airport; Drive North on Rainier Avenue(see enclosed map); proceed through the Airport Way intersection (Airport Way runs east and west) and take the first possible RIGHT turn from Rainier Avenue (approximately 1-1/2 miles North of Airport Way). Immediately turn LEFT, which will put you Northbound on the Airport Perimeter Road. Take the first right (through gate in perimeter fence). Building No. 860 (Northwest Seaplanes) is on your right and parking is to your left.

Check in time is 7:00 am at Northwest Seaplanes.  Departure time is at 7:45 am.  Feel free to show up earlier.  Their staff is ready to check you in as early as 6:30 am.

RETURN TO RENTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT FROM HAKAI

The plane will leave Hakai Lodge approximately 12:30 PM of your last day. It is scheduled back in Seattle at approximately 5:15PM. When you land, you will be met by a US Customs Agent, who will clear your entry back into the United States. The planes will be unloaded and your fish will have to be boxed if you are travelling via airline travel to your home town.  You may bring coolers if you drive.  Northwest Seaplanes will have gel ice available for you.  Northwest Seaplanes will have a van and driver standing by to take you back to Sea-Tac International Airport if you plan to fly home. You can plan on being back at Sea-Tac by 6:15PM so book your homeward flight accordingly. Remember the new security regulations now in effect.  We strongly recommend flight times out of Seattle after 8pm.

YOUR CATCH

In accordance with Canadian Law, each person can bring eight Salmon and two Halibut home. This law is strictly enforced and there will be a Fisheries Officer at Hakai Pass again this summer. The Government will also require a fishing license which is issued to you at the Lodge. Limits for Salmon are the same as in previous years, (EIGHT Salmon of which FOUR can be kings and FOUR can be any combination of other species to make your EIGHT total Salmon, plus TWO Halibut and EIGHT Lingcod, SIX Yellow Eye and Twelve Cod. Please remember you can always keep EIGHT total salmon even if all EIGHT are Coho.

As your catch accumulates during your trip, it is stored in our large commercial walk-in-freezer. On the day you depart Hakai you should plan to meet with Byron Swanson to discuss how you want your catch handled. There are several options depending on what you want done with the fish and the route you are taking between Hakai and your home. Byron will explain the various options and related costs if any. In all cases we have procedures available to accommodate whatever you want done with your catch.

OTHER

Please let us know if you plan a birthday or anniversary party at the Lodge. There is no charge for a special function, but our chef needs to know in advance so we have the necessary items in the kitchen. If anyone requires a special diet, we should also be notified as far in advance as possible.

This memorandum has been prepared to answer as many questions as possible.
Please go to our website if you need additional copies. Call Clyde at 360-293-1994 if we can be of further assistance. The entire staff at Hakai Lodge is looking forward to seeing you this summer.

THINK FISH!

HAKAI LODGE, INC.

Your Hosts
Clyde E. Carlson
Byron W. Swanson