Every fish has their own unique characteristics — we’ve gathered a few of our most helpful techniques to refresh and prepare you for a successful fishing trip at Ole’s Hakai Pass.

Welcome to Ole's Fishing School

A fresh welcome to Ole's fishing videos.

Hand cut herring

We show you how to catch big salmon with hand cut herring and attach hooks for a great roll.

Mitre box cut plug herring

When using a bait cutting mitre box, we show you the steps to properly prepare and hook.

Weight, rod and bait control

Detailed steps on how to select and control weights for the right conditions.

Hooking and fighting salmon

Techniques on setting hooks and fighting salmon when reeling in big fish.

Landing Fish

When the catch is big, we show you how to land fish with timing and netting techniques.

How to filet salmon

We show you the cuts and angles to filet salmon.

Real Time chinook filleting

Watch closely, Chinook Salmon filleted in under 2 minutes.

How to filet halibut

We show you the step by step techniques on how to fillet halibut

“Every year we notice something new, you could come here for 10 years and never get bored. The experience is hard to describe but were hooked.”

- Jason M.

“I was very impressed with the hard working crew at Ole's. Always smiling, eager and willing. Love it. I'll definitely be back.”

- Chris D.

“Our group caught Chinook, Coho and a bunch of Halibut on the same trip, amazing. This is such a treat, coming to Ole's is why we put up with everything we do all year.”

- Mark N.