Tag Archives: Fishing

  1. Giving Thanks

    As we near the end of another very unusual year, the US Thanksgiving seems like a good time to check in and catch you up on what we at Ole’s are up to and what we are thankful for. Last week the first Mrs. Ole’s had a very special birthday...

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  2. 2020 Preparations Continue!

    There are some busy little beavers at the lodge!  Here are the latest in the updates going on at Ole's Lodge to ensure greater comfort for guests and to help the Lodge withstand the test of time and the west coast environment....  New under under building supports, new insulation and...

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  3. Calling all Designers, Futur Designers and Digital Artists….

    Many of Ole's guests became acquainted with Chris Do over the years.  After coming to Ole's first with a group, then returning for trips of his own over the past 7 years where Chris has shared the majesty of Hakai Pass and Ole's with both family and friends.  Chris, owner...

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  4. Happy Landings

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfknXIvvxbY

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  5. The Last Hat

    After 22 memorable summers in Hakai Pass, the bittersweet time has come for me to hang up my hat and step away from what has been central to my life, and my family, for what seems like forever. There are days I forget that there was a time before Ole’s,...

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  6. Eye of the Needle

    The sun lazily sank below the horizon, taking it’s time as it does in the northern latitudes.  The sky was ablaze with orange, ocher and crimson.  Red sky at night, he thought, tomorrow would be a good day.  The Man with the Hat looked forward to the morning, bottom fishing...

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  7. Fishin’ Pardners

    It has been said that finding a fishing partner is harder than finding a wife.  The Man with the Hat knew this; he had his way of doing things in the boat--every fisherman does--exactly where you place the knife, the rod, the gaff, etc. Having someone else in the boat,...

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  8. Naked Somnambulist

    Naked Somnambulist Some years ago, early in the season, the work day had come to an end.  The day’s haul of fish was vac-packed, checked and boxed; the kitchen was all done, floors washed, etc. For the remaining crew, it was time to put their feet up.  Time to relax...

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  9. The Decade Club

    It came to pass that the 9th year of coming to Ole’s for the Cromartis and Joneses was a good year, a good year by any measure.  That year a radio call came the Hakai Ranger, (as the Man with the Hat was known in those days.  He had been...

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  10. Welcome to the Decade Club Brett!

    This Year we celebrate 10 years of fishing and friendship with Brett Tanner!  This year for the first time Brett was joined by his son Derek who was on hand to add his congrats to ours! Tight lines and Fish Tales Brett, this toast is for you!

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  11. Our 2017 Crew is Tops!

    We have an awesome crew for 2017!  Things couldn't be better (except of course  no smoke from the fires). Everyone is doing a fishtastic job of things!

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  12. In the Beginning

    In the beginning there was Irv and JoAnn, and there was Ole’s, and Hakai Pass. The Man with the Hat had been in the Pass for a number of years but he had not been aware of the little barge tucked behind the island, around the corner from Barney Point,...

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  13. # 6 – Dark

    Drifting in the water and in his mind he seemed an observer of himself, looking down from above on the blackness of the water, reflections of the night sky still visible through recent cloud cover glittering and disappearing and reappearing.  The two rectangular reflective patches on his shoulders were still...

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  14. # 5 – “Cold”

    He thought about how far he might have drifted by now from where he fell in. It had been high slack late that afternoon, and just at the tail end is when the Hali hit.  So it would be ebbing now, he knew it was still early in the change. ...

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  15. # 4 – “Sound”

    The boat was further than it sounded. When sound travels across the water it is amplified; as the water cools the air near the surface it slows the sound waves down, bending them allowing more of the sound to reach you.  He knew this; he listened intently, trying to discern...

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  16. # 3 – “No Name”

    His mind drifted now, where was he exactly?  He had been to this spot before, many times, many years before.  He thought now…who on his crew had he brought out here lately, and would they think to look at this spot?  The spot with no name.  One of those spots...

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  17. # 2 – “Time”

    Time seemed to stand still, a calmness overtook the water, the man with the Hat bobbing just a little.  Having gotten control of his breathing he turned his attention to time.  How long had he been in the water, how long could he be in the water, how long how...

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  18. Welcome Aboard Jenna Krug

    Please help us welcome Jenna Krug to Ole's 2017 team.  Jenna is currently in her fifth year as a Kinesiology major at the University of Victoria and has been coaching  girls Southern Vancouver Island Basketball as well as the Special Olympics Basketball team as well as captaining the University of...

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  19. Welcome Aboard Jenna Bugiardini

    Jenna Bugiardini will be joining Ole's 2017 team and no wonder with a welcome smile that will bring out the sunshine and make anyone feel at ease.    Jenna has been studying business at the University of Victoria specializing in Service Management. Jenna achieved the honor of female rookie of...

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  20. And The Winner Is….

    It is with great please that we announce the winner of the 2016 season trip draw ....  Our congrats to Stacy Hauser!  We had the pleasure of meeting Mike and Stacy when they arrived on their first trip to Ole's in 2011.  A bond of fishing & friendship has brought Mike...

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  21. Fisheries and Oceans Explain Ocean Accidification

    Fisheries and Oceans testing of Ocean Acidification and concerns for the future are building - we share their 5 minute video which is well worth watching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPowKq54H74

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  22. Welcome Back Justin!

    Your morning smile for 2017, we welcome back Justin to our Crew for our upcoming 2017 Season.  Justin was with us on the dock way back in 2007 with Joel and Elliott.  This year we will have Justin on our morning shift starting your day with fresh baking, egg sandwiches...

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  23. Welcome Back Cam !

    Welcome back Cam !  This will be Cam’s second year aboard, after another year of school at UBC.  As you can see he is ready and chomping at the bit to get back to Hakai and get started!   Cam will once again be assisting on the dock and also will...

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  24. Welcome Back Lila, It Is Souper to See You Returning!

    Great news !  We have a Chef extraordinaire for 2017,  Lila Ruzicka returns to Hakai Pass.  Easily one of our best Chef’s at Ole’s, it is really exciting to have her back on board.  Seen here with the 07 Crew (with a very young looking Joel in the back) Many...

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  25. Please Be Seated!

        New this year on all OLE'S HAKAI PASS boats will be the TEMPRESS ELITE seat. It is a rotationally molded Helm Seat that incorporates the patented NaviStyle® StylePanel® system and ensures superior comfort, unequaled quality, and catches fish. Like all TEMPRESS products the Helm Seat is constructed of...

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