Reel Crazy Fishing Charters, Winter Harbour BC

                Quatsino Sound Vancouver Island BC

steve.jpgSteve Mawdsley's Reel Crazy Fishing Charter offers Premier Sports Fishing in Winter Harbour BC a remote hamlet on Northern Vancouver Island (near Port Hardy). Winter Harbour Sports fishiing is second to none in the World. Steve aggressively fishes guest for Chinook Salmon, Coho Salmon, Halibut, Ling Cod, Rock Fish, Snapper & other Ground Fish. 

Steve's Reel Crazy Fishing Charters chose Winter Harbour to operate from because without a doubt, Winter Harbour is a low pressure fishery. Winter Harbour also boasts some of the wildest remote wilderness in the world.

Steve is your Winter Harbour number 1 fishing guide and host aboard the FV “Reel Crazy” Steve fishes 2 anglers per boat providing exceptional classic sports fishing in Winter Harbour and Quatsino Sound We fish for wild salmon. Chinook (King Salmon) Coho (Silvers) Red Snapper, Ling Cod and Halibut are the fish we target for anglers, at the same time providing breathtaking scenery and photographic opportunities. Catching your limit of large salmon is the norm at Winter Harbour. #WinterHarbour.

Photographers Take Note: Be sure and bring your camera as this will not just be a Reel Crazy Fishing Charter but also a Wildlife Photography Adventure. Wildlife photo opportunities abound on Northern Vancouver Island’s Quatsino Sound region, the envy of many a world class wilderness/wildlife photographer.


 boat1.jpgfish.pngOur Vessel
& Fishing Gear 

Steve's 25.5 foot Parker Pilot House  FV Reel Crazy is equipped with enough HP & state of the art equipment to get us to the fish and get the fish in the boat. Our Parker has a huge aft fishing platform and a pilot house to keep us dry during rainy weather. Marine head is available.

Tuna Fishing Vancouver Island (2017)
Tuna Fishing Winter Harbour starts in late August. Space is limited because of short season. Winter Harbour Tuna Fishing trips will have 4 fishers per boat. We usually leave around 5am and head out to the Tuna grounds depending on the water temp. It's fun. We tie it in with some coho fishing & anchor up for some hali's on the way in.

Salmon Fishing Quatsino Sound:

  • Sotty Electric Down riggers 
  • Temple Fork fishing rods
  • Sage 6012 fishing reels.
  • comfortable seats (not that you will be sitting much)

Reel Crazy Chinook Coho

  • Light weight Temple Fork rods.
  • Sage 6012  Fly Reels
  • It is a blast. “WOW”
  • Coho are usually abundant late August Early September

Reel Crazy Halibut Ling Cod Snapper

  • Classic halibut fishing rods
  • Penn 320 level wind reels.
  • Halibut anchor setups