I have fished the waters of British Columbia for over a decade and have guided central Vancouver Island, as well as the Queen Charlotte Islands in the Haida Gwaii.
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, I started my guiding career at the age of 12 as a freshwater lake guide catching walleye, northern pike, and bass with my clients on Dogtooth Lake in Northwestern Ontario. Eager and enthusiastic to learn the ways of salmon fishing after moving to the West Coast, I became involved in the fishing community on Vancouver Island, fishing the ocean for salmon and bottom fish and the river systems for salmon and trout.
I am an active member of the Sport Fishing Institute of BC and fully certified through Transport Canada. As a knowledgeable, professional angler and owner-operator of Andrew's West Coast Adventures, I will ensure you have the experience of a lifetime on the water.
Favourite Gibbs Fishing Product:
I have the most success fishing with spoons and hootchies, with my favourite spoons being the 3.0 Big Eye Spoons in AWC Wonder, Pickle, Derby Winner, and Green Herring Aid Skinny G. My top pick hootchies are anything with a mix of UV and glow, which are guaranteed to catch a variety of fish in my areas. Depending on water depth and clarity, the double glow Yamashita Needlefish and green or blue Spatterbackproduce great results.
As for flashers, the Green and Chartreuse Lemon Lime, Black Onion, and Chartreuse Moonjelly and Glowa
And finally, I would be remiss if I did not mention that I absolutely love the Max Shad products for targeting lingcod!
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