Frequently Asked Questions

Hi, I'm Nelson, owner and operator of Desert Salmon Charters. Your guide and host.

Hi, I'm Nelson, owner and operator of Desert Salmon Charters. Your guide and host.

 
 

some frequently asked questions…

 

Where do i purchase a BC fishing licence?

To purchase your BC freshwater fishing license online go here: https://j100.gov.bc.ca/pub/ras/signin.aspx

 

How many guests can you carry on the boat? 

Four (4) guests

 

where do we depart from? 

We launch from the centrally located Kelowna Yacht Club located at 1370 Water Street, Kelowna. 

What professional certification does our guide hold? 

Nelson Jatel is a British Columbia certified Angling Guide (Licence No.: AGPE18-328856) and commercial (under 5 tonnes) Boat master.  Nelson is a PADI Dive Master and holds a Restricted Operator's Certificate (Maritime).  

 

Does Desert Salmon Charters carry public liability insurance?

Yes, as required by law in British Columbia for all professional angling guides, we carry no less than $2 million of insurance coverage.

 

Are there days fish don't bite?

Absolutely.  We work hard to optimize the likelihood of catching fish every time we go on the water. We know some great spots, use great gear, and appropriate tackle, but some days fish don't bite.  Welcome to fishing.  Fishing is a process, not an outcome. Enjoy.

 

Is the name 'Desert Salmon' trade-marked?

Yes.

Where can I find a good bathymetric map of Okanagan Lake?

Try here: Okanagan Lake