Reel West Coast is an adventure, travel, and fishing show hosted by former NHL star Brendan Morrison. Share in our journeys, live the adventure and feel as though you are along for the ride. Showcased are the West Coast Lifestyle, fishing lodges, local guides, wildlife, and local culture. The journey and adventure behind fishing are front and center in all our stories as we travel to some of the best fishing locations on the west coast.
Brendan and Willie Mitchell fish out of Tofino Resort & Marina for the first annual "Fishing for the Future" Coho derby to support and enhance the rivers in the Clayoquot Watershed.
Brendan goes up a remote river in northern BC with Westcoast Fishing Adventures. The timing is perfect as theyre able to sight fish for coho using jigs on spinning gear.
Brendan Morrison and Willie Mitchell fly to Walters Cove Resort in Kyuquot BC and navigate the immense fog to find a huge frenzy of salmon.
Brendan Morrison experiences world class fly fishing at the 15 legendary lakes surrounding Skitchine Lodge.
Brendan Morrison and Willie Mitchell head to Alaska for some amazing halibut fishing before they head out deep sea fishing at 1700 feet for black bass.
Brendan Morrison stops at Harbour Chandler in Nanaimo to gear up before heading to Barkley Sound for the Reel West Coast fishing derby in support of KidSport.
Brendan Morrison and Willie Mitchell hike to a remote Alaskan river targeting cutthroat trout and then head out in Hobe Sea Kayaks to catch halibut in the open ocean.
Brendan heads to Terrace, BC and stays at Steelhead Boot Camp with Westcoast Fishing Adventures.
Brendan goes drifting down the world famous Bow River, fly fishing for trout with Bow River Troutfitters.
Brendan heads up to Joes Salmon Lodge where he does some old school cut plug fishing for monster salmon in the beautiful central coast of BC.
Brendan and Fred Helmer from Freds Custom Tackle go for the mighty sturgeon on the world famous Fraser River. They work together in order to tag and help conserve this amazing species.
Brendan and his friend Walt go hunting for big chinook salmon in Port Hardy BC with Chads Coastwide Sports Fishing.
The legendary Pitt River is one of the last remaining hotspots for recreational fishing in the Lower Mainland. Brendan heads to Pitt River Lodge and drifts the river while targeting monster bull trout on the fly and on spinning gear.
Haida Gwaii is a place of history, legend and mysticism. Known for once in a lifetime fish, Brendan heads to Queen Charlotte Lodge and battles a massive halibut in an unforgettable battle.
Brendan and Brian Roth from BD Diesel head to Rowenas Inn on the River and spend the day catching chum salmon on spinning gear. Then they go out to get Brians dream fish, a monster sturgeon.
Cabo VIP Rentals hosts Brendan and Rob Alcock from Gibbs Delta Tackle as they go out and target massive tuna and hard fighting Marlin in beautiful Cabo San Lucas.
Brendan and Rob go out for an adventurous day tuna fishing in Cabo San Lucas and get more than they bargained for as they land the biggest fish in the history of the show by a couple hundred pounds.
Willie Mitchell and Brendan Morrison show off what they love about Tofino as they fish, whale watch, crab, prawn and joy ride in the scenic waters of this beautiful coastal town.
Brendan Morrison makes his return to Vancouver and goes fishing with Jason Tonelli from Pacific Angler. They have incredible day on the water hooking into a record 40 salmon and also experience a once in a lifetime quad hookup of hard fighting chinook.
Race for the Blue is a new West Coast tuna derby out of Tofino, BC. Watch as Brendan and friends go offshore and try their hand at winning the $25,000 grand prize.
Dean from Sea Run Fly and Tackle, joins Brendan on a quest for huge rainbow trout. Staying at the rustic cabins in Meadow Lake Fish Camp, and with 14 different lakes to choose from, they are on the hunt for a record catch.
In the northernmost part of the Rocky Mountains, Brendan and Blake Sloan get dropped off by bush pilot to different alpine lakes, and target 7 different species of fish, using all different types of gear and techniques.
Brendan and Blake Sloan fly to different remote alpine lakes in northern BC and have an incredible experience while searching for monster sized lake trout.
Dave Babych joins Brendan Morrison as they head up to Hakai Pass and fish out of Joes Salmon Lodge with owner Doug Stuffco. They get into world famous northern coho, vicious ling cod and tyee sized chinook salmon.
Salmon fishing out of the gorgeous Aguilar House located in Bamfield, British Columbia. Brendan Morrison and Jeff Speiran from Maui Jim get into tons of salmon while exploring the beautiful West Coast of Vancouver Island.
Andy White from Mercury Marine joins Brendan as they live the Tofino lifestyle. Salmon fishing, exploring, eating and fires on the beach with friends.
We head down to Belize and fly fish with Blue Horizon. The tropical destination and beauty of Thatch Caye is front and center while Brendan goes after tarpon and tries his luck chasing permit, the hardest fish in the world to catch on a fly rod.
Brendan and friends head offshore for the Race for the Blue albacore tuna tournament at Tofino Resort and Marina. They bring the barbeque as they get into multiple frenzies of fish 40 miles off the coast and compete for the $25,000 Grand Prize.
Brendan goes fishing with Rob Alcock of Gibbs Delta Tackle and his son Alexei at Kagoagh Fishing Resort. Located in Quatsino, BC, Kagoagh Fishing Resort offers incredible fishing and world class accommodations. The boys experience it all as they target salmon and anchor for halibut.
A private lake stocked with championship level trout is the focus as Brendan is joined by Greg from the Fly Fishing Insider Podcast to try out chironomid fishing. Join in as they discover the lake and experience the world renown Corbett Lake Lodge.
Hockey legend Trevor Linden joins Brendan as they target sturgeon on the Fraser River. The boys talk hockey and fishing while they battle these gigantic prehistoric monsters. Brendan also experiences chum fishing on the Stave for the first time with his longtime fishing buddy WalterKoriath.
Jason Tonelli from Pacific Angler Sport Fishing takes Brendan across the channel to experience fishing on the inside of the island. They go deep as they hunt for chinook salmon with Jay Mohl from Parksville Boathouse. Conservation and data tagging are the focus as they experience the changing but abundant west coast fishery.
Brendan is joined by Steve Rae from Simrad as they head to Coastal Springs Float Lodge. They experience fishing in an area Brendan has never been to before while finding beautiful early run chinook salmon to battle with.
Tigh Na Mara, gaelic for house by the sea is a world class resort destination in Parksville, British Columbia. Brian Roth from BD Diesel Performance joins Brendan as they try their hand at salmon jigging and end up getting into the most abundant numbers of salmon theyve ever experienced.
Brendan brings along his son to experience the hardcore fly fishing of SkyHi Lodge at Hihium lake. Campfire cooking, log cabin sleeping, monster fish catching are just a few of the terms used to describe the experience.
Brendan heads to Terrace, BC to fish with Nicholas Dean outdoors at Yellow Cedar Lodge. The ins and outs of spey fishing are learned while they focus on targeting the multiple species in the river including steelhead, sockeye salmon and more.
The less shown but often incredible bottom fishing near Tofino, BC is featured when Brendan heads out with Lance from Lances SportFishing Adventures. The pair get into all types of bottom fish and then try their hand at salmon fishing in some of the best spots around Tofino.
The gang's back together as Brendan and friends head out targeting Albacore Tuna for the Race for the Blue Tuna Derby at Tofino Resort + Marina. Big fish and good times lead to an exciting, and surprising, final catch in the premiere episode of Season 5.
Brendan heads up to Revelstoke, British Columbia to fish with Gibbs Delta Pro Staff Chad Deschamps. They troll the Columbia River looking for monster bull trout in a style of fishing Brendan has never done before. Mushroom foraging, riverside campfires and more are featured in this cant miss outdoor adventure.
Jigging for squid and then using the live squid as salmon bait is the main focus in this episode. Brendan heads out with Kelly from Charter Tofino and Willie Mitchell as they try out a new fishery and experience for their first time ever. They end up getting more than they ever imagined as a school of huge fish move in and give some epic fights.
Fishing sun up to sun down. Theres no better way to spend a day. Brendan is joined by Brian Roth of BD Diesel Performance and Nolan from Parksville Boathouse as they target salmon in the French Creek and Qualicum Beach area.
Brendan heads up to the world renowned Rivers Inlet to target some of the largest known strains of Chinook Salmon. The struggle is real as he overcomes adversity in his quest to catch and release a legendary sized salmon. Grit and determination and a never quit attitude are needed on this journey.
Featured in the rugged and wild Cariboo/Chilcotin area - Northern Lights Lodge is a truly hidden gem. Brendan and friends head out to some of the most remote, unseen and hard to get to lakes imaginable with unbelievable numbers of large, wild, horsefly strain rainbow trout. Just add water.
Its hard to imagine anywhere more rugged than the Cariboo/Chilcotin area, but hidden in its unforgiving terrain are some of the most incredible and productive stillwater lakes you could ever hope to find. Brendan heads out with experts from Northern Lights Lodge to find monster rainbow trout and more.
Brendan is joined by Steve Rae from Simrad electronics as they fish for salmon in the stunningly beautiful Barkley Sound area. Known for rugged beauty and world class fish - Steve Rae is a joy to have out on the boat.
Bass fishing is an emerging fishery for the lower mainland and the Pitt Polder area has some very accessible spots for those looking to try it out. Brendan jumps in a kayak and tries out this new fishery to see what its all about and what it takes to be successful.
Brendan heads up to Port Hardy to fish with Chads Coastwide Sportsfishing. Looking to repeat their luck from years past and catch another personal record sized fish, the boys fish hard and try out a variety of strategies on their hunt for monsters.
Brendan Morrison and Dave Babych head to Kyuquot for an unforgettable trip to Walters Cove Resort, owned by the Kyuquot/Checleseht First Nations. After some incredible salmon and bottom fishing, the team joins in on a unique traditional salmon barbeque with the Nation and then play a game of ball hockey at the local school.
For the maiden voyage of the new Kingfisher Boats 3025 GFX Brendan wanted to bring on a very special guest. An expert of the ocean and everyone’s favourite 6 ton mammal, Fin the whale, official mascot of the Vancouver Canucks. After testing the boat out with non stop salmon action they decide to do some prawning and experience all that Parksville has to offer.
Brendan heads up to Zeballos, a fishery he’s never experienced before, to fish with Gibran White of Reel Obsession Sport Fishing. The boys share all the tips and tricks it takes for them to have a successful day on the water, ending with an incredible double header of trophy sized salmon.
Many lakes have legends, some are more true than others. In this episode Brendan heads to an incredibly legendary lake on the sunshine coast, rumored to have active and hungry rainbow trout over 20lbs. He utilizes a variety of fly fishing techniques to find these mythical hogs and bring them to the boat.
Northern Rockies Lodge is located on Muncho Lake, just outside of Fort Nelson, British Columbia and it may be one of the best kept secrets in the world. With access to over 70 different remote alpine lakes, Brendan and Dallas Stars commentator Daryl Razor Reaugh travel by float plane all over the Northern tip of the Rocky Mountains.
Brendan and Daryl continue their incredible trip to Northern Rockies Lodge and get dropped off by float plane to stay at a remote mountain outpost cabin. They go fishing for arctic grayling and lake trout from sun up to sun down and beyond in one of the most remote, and pristine locations on earth.
Brendan joins the boys from Interior Fly Fishing as they focus on using different methods to catch rainbow trout at the world famous Roche Lake.They end up getting more than they expected and have one of the most action packed days Brendan has ever experienced on the water. The fish are so active, they even jump into the boat! Literally!
Brendan and members of the Sport Fishing Institute of British Columbia join in on a multi-year UBC research project to help the future of sport fishing. Using scientific methods the team assists in catching and studying the effects of catch and release sport fishing in order to find the most sustainable methods that can ensure the longevity of the fish.
Cabo San Lucas is the sport fishing capital of the world. Steve Rae joins Brendan and the team from Tag Cabo Sport Fishing as they head out to find out why. Using their Simrad electronics they end up finding an incredible amount of fish from a wide variety of species including Marlin and Dorado.
Legendary NHL Goaltender Marty Turco joins Brendan and Steve Rae in Cabo San Lucas for an epic day on the water. The boys head out with Tag Cabo Sport Fishing and target yellowfin tuna, dorado, marlin and more while enjoying the incredible fishery and experience that Cabo is known for.
After receiving excellent fishing reports from local guides, Brendan Morrison heads out on a solo fishing trip off the coast of Tofino, BC. He takes this opportunity to share some of his top fishing tips on how to be more successful and efficient while on the water. As always, craziness unfolds as he wrangles multiple double headers of large salmon while operating the boat and battling rods all on his own.
Brendan heads up to Whitehorse, Yukon for an epic experience targeting monster lake trout. With summer solstice fast approaching, the anglers take advantage of the sun never setting and go fishing from 6am to 1am on different lakes. One of Brendan’s biggest adventures yet!
Black cod is an emerging fishery off the coast of Tofino and Brendan heads out with his good friend Billy to test their luck. Billy is nursing a shoulder injury so the boys decide to test out electric reels and fish for black cod at over 500 ft deep. Brendan shows exactly how to set up, what to look for and what to do when targeting black cod. Billy also creates one of his most memorable boat meals yet, local BC spot prawn and crab risotto.while 40 miles offshore.
Fly fishing is one of our favorite ways to catch fish. We head up to Hatheume lake and are joined by the team from TW outdoors to target rainbow trout on the fly. Hatheume is a productive lake, known to host the odd monster trout while keeping you busy with plenty of fights and chances at unforgettable fish.
Brendan heads to Eagle Nook Resort located in Barkley Sound, BC. He participates in the salmon DNA sampling and recovery program while experiencing some incredible salmon fishing. The lodge and all of its comforts only add to the epic experience and beauty Barkley Sound offers.
Chile is home to monster chinook salmon that were implanted there with Robertson creek salmon in the 70’s. Like a time capsule these fish have maintained their monstrous size and aggressiveness and Chile is quickly becoming a world class salmon fishing destination. Brendan is joined by Rob Alcock of Gibbs fishing as they stay and visit with local hosts and target salmon while getting an authentic cultural experience.
Continuing their epic journey in Chile, Brendan and Rob move to a new location to target tuna and salmon off the coast of Chile. Fishing beside penguins and sight casting to tuna while only 100 meters from shore is a new experience for both of these veteran anglers.
Following up on last year, Brendan heads to the UBC Marine Research center in Bamfield, BC. He participates in a new study looking to discover the effects of sport fishing on caught and released salmon. Brendan goes through all of the details and process of the study which measures oxygen levels of salmon during angling events and compares it to their resting oxygen intake. This unique study could help with establishing best practices for releasing fish in the future.
Tag Cabo Sport Fishing hosts Brendan and Steve Rae from Simrad on an epic marlin fishing expedition. The team highlights why Cabo is the sport capital of the world and gets into a marlin frenzy. Brendan sets a new personal best record with an unforgettable fight that nearly wears him out.