After dabbling with fishing a few times on various West Coast trips in the last few years, I finally managed to land a few salmon this year during a 13 day trip from Quatsino Sound down to the north side of the Brooks Peninsula. Nothing too huge but they were all legal (and tasty!). Not having any past experience or anything else to directly compare my fish with, I found identification a bit challenging. I believe all the fish I caught are Coho (some hatchery, some wild as evidenced by the missing or intact adipose fin). Would anyone care to confirm or correct my ID's please? I didn't have any way to accurately weigh them, but the largest was about 21" long and likely in the range of 4-5lbs (plenty big enough for the two of us since, in the case of the first two, I didn't have any way to keep them fresh long enough to bring home). Day 4 was my first catch; a smallish fish. This was caught just southeast of Sutil Point, near the northern shores of the Brooks Peninsula. Caught on a Coyote spoon 5.0, "Cop Car" with a small herring dodger. By Day 10 I was getting a bit demoralized but finally caught another fish. This time I was trolling alongside the Quatsino lighthouse at Kains Island with a few other recreational fishing boats. This salmon was caught on a different coloured (green/white/red) Coyote spoon, with the same dodger. We may have photos of this on a different camera (I'll have a look...). Also got a nice red snapper (yelloweye rockfish) which was delicious pan-fried in tempura batter! Day 12 was another windy day, so rather than slog out to the lighthouse and back (and risk getting blown into the rocks while trying to land a fish!) I stayed in the lee of the Hunt Islets where we were camped. To my surprise, I caught another fish here - larger than the last two. This was on a Coyote only, no dodger. Finally, on the way back, I figured I may as well put a line down as we made our way back from the Hunt Islets (3km north of the Kains Island lighthouse) to our launch spot, a logging camp near the Mahatta River. I had a long line down, trolling quickly (5-6km/hr) with just a 4"W Buzz Bomb. Approaching Koskimo Island, I figured I'd better bring the line in before getting snagged in the narrow channel. As I reeled in, I saw two good sized fish swim under the kayak - they were following the lure so I promptly dropped it again and immediately had a hit. Landed that one, and dropped again just as the wind was picking up. Within a minute I had yet another fish! We were only 1/2hr from the car so we got them on ice within a couple of hours and cleaned them when we got home late that night. Unfortunately I didn't snap any photos before freezing them so I'm not expecting solid ID's on these - I think they're the same as previous fish (the smaller one is a bit twisted from being jammed into the freezer).