Winter Harbor Marina Charters

About the Charter and the Guide

Welcome new and seasoned fishermen!

My name is Casey McCoid and I have been fishing out of Winter Harbour since I was only 4 months old (at that young age - on my dad’s lap). My parents, especially my dad, are avid fishermen and have been taking me out every summer and teaching me about the ocean, how to fish, and most importantly how to have fun out on the water!

Navigating through life, it dawned on me to finally try one of my life’s long passions, as a career, during summers. This season I’ve decided to start sharing my knowledge and experience, for the Open Ocean and fishing, with others.


About the Fishing Grounds

We are targeting salmon in shallow waters: fishing along kelp beds, in protected waters. Most days are very calm and relaxing but no matter the day we can still get a line in. While aiming for salmon, we also catch lingcod, rock cod and some halibut on our salmon tackle. We have caught many 80 lbs. + halibut in our regular salmon spots because they like to come in and feed on the dead bait, on the bottom. It is very engaging fighting an 80lbs+ fish to the surface with your fly rod, but it may not be a quick one.

If we have limited out on salmon or the bite is slow and the weather is suitable, we go offshore to target bottom fish. The way we bottom fish is also different, we call it bottom bouncing, where the weight is bounced along the bottom as you keep checking by letting out line and as the weight goes slack you are on bottom and have to reel up not to get hooked up. What this method does is that it attracts bottom dwellers as the weight draws attention by churning up the sea floor when it hits. This method is perfect, as you drift off pinnacles or on a sandy bottom, for halibut.

Winter Harbor is a small-secluded community based almost entirely around fishing and the outdoors. Over the years, more and more travelers have come to enjoy the amazing fishing grounds. Not only is Winter Harbour a great place to experience fishing, it has so much wildlife to experience, from bears, otters, seals, all types of whales, sharks, eagles, hawks, etc. I’ve had countless experiences of eagles coming down and snatching up carcasses we save for them, whales coming right up to the boat, sea otters floating by on their backs opening shellfish using rocks.

Being out on the water, the sun shining, surrounded by nature, rod in your hand, and the bite’s on sounds like a pretty good day to me. Join me, this summer, for an incredible and memorable experience and maybe you “get hooked” on fishing a new way!!!



(based on 3-8 h/day guided fishing):

May - June - September - $500.00/day for 2 guests
July - August - $800.00/day for 2 guests
INCLUDED: gas, bait, gear, and lunch
NOT included: fishing licenses and accommodation (but could be arranged)

Here is my contact information:

cell: 250-792-2144

"I fished with Don, Casey's dad; fishing with a fly rod 12lb test line, and a Hardy reel. We had no down riggers in the boat, power mooching was sure a nice, relaxing way to fish in 40ft. of water, close to shore. I caught a nice 20lb. Spring and on the same setup picked up a 30lb halibut. What a blast! DEFINITELY, a must for all fishermen to try. No 12lb balls, downriggers, flashers - just you and the fish."
Luke Stienstra - WInter Harbour guest for many years

Winter Harbour Lodge Fishing Charters

Fully guided salmon & halibut trips.

4 nights with 3-8 hour days of guided fishing.

  • Private lodging at Winter Harbour beach house, two bedroom waterfront suite – sleeps 4 guests.
  • Each bedroom has ensuite bathroom – common living room with fireplace and ocean view.
  • Trips include lodging, meals, fish processing and freezing, guided fishing, tackle and bait.


$2,500 per person based on 3 guests.

$2,950 per person based on 2 guests

(Not included: fishing licenses, liquor, boat gas, transportation to Winter Harbour)

New 28ft Parker Pilot House with twin Suzuki 250hp four stroke - huge fishing cockpit and all top of the line fishing equipment. (Lamiglas Rods & Islander and Coast Reels).

Owner, operator, Wayne Bazen has 35+ years lodge and guiding experience.