The northern coast of British Columbia is a wild place. The west side of the Queen Charlotte Islands, far offshore is wilder still. And in the middle of that desolate, remote and unspoiled coastline sits Hippa Island. I was fortunate enough to visit there in August.
As the map (left) shows, Hippa is a long way from anywhere, the closest taste of civilization being Ketchikan, just a bit up the line, in southeast Alaska. Map (right) offers a closer look at the area, it's steep mountainous hillsides and just a bit offshore in the open Pacific Ocean, an even steeper subterranean wall.
That usually means upwellings, and upwellings usually mean high productivity and fast fishing. Hippa Island is no exception.
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