Raised on Vancouver Island, Kelly’s life has long been led around the ocean. His childhood passion for fishing developed into a guiding career that has taken him around the coast of British Columbia in pursuit of giving his clients a fishing experience to remember. He now calls Tofino home, where he owns and operates Charter Tofino. Through fishing and ecotourism, he is able to help people grow a connection with the coastal environment and share his love for the ocean.
Favourite Gibbs Fishing Products:
The Big Shooter-Green Jellyfish paired with a Gold Nugget or Herring Aid Skinny G is a great searching pattern when trolling Chinook on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It’s the ideal match for our small Herring and Needlefish that are often the primary bait source.
When jigging salmon, the 2.5 oz MAC Fish in White Glow and Herring Aid is hard to beat. These jigs will often out fish trolling in scenarios where salmon are stacked up in structure or on a dense bait source such as Opal Squid.
Whether dropping on a rocky pinnacle for Lingcod or actively jigging while anchored for Halibut, the 10 oz UV Orange Black Power Paddle is always my number one option.
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