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“Hogust” Is Here!

Posted August 4, 2015 by Georgia Husby

Trip Date: July 29 - August 2  

If you were lucky enough to be here with us this year, then you might have experienced the best  salmon fishing on the coast of British Columbia.



The full moon brought the best tides this trip and our guides and guests captured the moment to the nth degree. A whopping "47 Tyees" between 30 pounds and 52 pounds were angled by our guests during the past few days. Fifteen hogs over 40 pounds were either landed or released, with the majority being the latter.


Naden has been on fire for salmon fishing this season, and I have never witnessed this area this hot for producing so many trophy-sized springs in just a few days. The weighted rods haven’t seemed to miss, but the down riggers are slightly ahead for the over 50-pound class. The over 50 pounds has been off the charts this past week.  


Parker Point was the chosen spot for Jorgen as he started the day with his guests. His well thought out plan did not disappoint Timur, as he successfully hooked, landed and released a beautiful 52-pound King.  

The J & G group with guide Dan, had 3 springs over 40 pounds, and one 38-pounder on the first day. This was then followed by Glenn and guests catching and releasing 4 springs over 40 pounds on day two. Now that’s performance plus!  

We were also very proud of the very young kids from Wisconsin that learned much on this trip as they managed to angle springs up to 43 pounds and gave each of their dads a competitive challenge. " Halibut Hill ” has been producing the perfect size to take home and Kathleen was excited that her whitefish tipped the scales at 43 pounds. There were even a few halibut over 100 pounds, which were taped and released!  

The lodge was abundant with joy and triumph each evening as each person regaled in the stories of the day with one another. There wasn’t much rest time on this trip for anyone, especially Janine our resident massage therapist, who was kept busy relaxing the achy muscles of our guests that enjoyed playing these hefty Chinooks.  

The Humpback whales are breeching constantly and staying local for our guests to enjoy. This only means that the needlefish are plentiful for them to feed on, and where there is bait there is a another salmon run not far behind. We always welcome the Northwest winds which will be upon us for the next two days.  

Thank you to all the guests on this trip for choosing Peregrine Lodge for their annual fishing adventure. We love having you here, and we were thrilled that you enjoyed some of the best fishing this year.  

Until next time,  

Best Wishes for Big Fishes  

Georgia

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Tyee Madness at Peregrine

Posted August 2, 2015 by Georgia Husby

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Too many fish in the sea to miss one!

Posted August 2, 2015 by Georgia Husby

Trip Date: July 26-29  

There is only one word that can describe the group that is here for their 27th year, and that is loyalty. We are honored each year when the "Toigo Group of Family and Friends” returns to us. We marvel the fishing skill set of each one of the guests, and their confidence when hunting that big behemoth salmon knowing that it won't slip away easily. Throughout the many years here at the lodge together, they have a collective and profound understanding of the quintessential experience of fishing with family.


Even though the rain is upon us, the lodge was warmed with laughter and triumph as day one got off to a roaring start with five guests angling a Tyee. Kim Green hooked into a 54-pound monster late Tuesday afternoon and after battling with this spring for a good hour she finally landed, taped and released this beautiful catch. We are so pleased that Kim chose to release this "King Salmon”and I know she was so into the amazing gratification of allowing succession for this unique species. Brody was double lucky with his catch of two mid size 30 pounders.

The daily guide pool is well sought after here by both the guests and the guides and you better have a slab at the end of the day to take the title of "Largest Fish Of The Day”.  

On the final day of the trip, the boats hit the water early to enjoy their last bit of time fishing together. Within minutes of dropping all the weighted lines on Dan’s boat, Dominique was into the fight of his life releasing a 53-pound Chinook. Chad also had great morning fishing with guide Koi, and was thrilled to release a 53 pounder King. Koi had plenty of action on his boat for his guests as they also managed to get another 42-pound spring. There was a frenzy of action as the day played out with many Tyees being either landed or released including the champion of the trip Jon Toigo, who was challenged by a massive hog which taped out to be 58 pounder. We congratulate Jon for his outstanding angling skills and the title of catching the " Largest Fish of the Trip”.  

Our trip summary is off the charts as our guests enjoyed the best trip of the year so far. A total of 28 Tyees between 30 pounds and 58 pounds were either landed and/or released. Including 4 spectacular kings over 50 pounds. The fishing grounds are on fire and the team here can not wait until tomorrow morning when the sun will rise and more Tyees will be angled by our new arriving guests.  

Until next time,  

Keep those rods bent!  

Georgia

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54 pound release & Greene with envy!

Posted July 29, 2015 by Georgia Husby

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“Good things come to those that bait”

Posted July 28, 2015 by Georgia Husby

Trip Report July 22-26, 2015

 
Wow! The time is flying by this year as we get closer to Hogust. You know it’s almost the end of July when the Page groups arrives. The lodge’s atmosphere was very familial this past trip as the Montgomery’s, Muirs and Belzbergs returned yet again for their fishing adventure of the year with us.
We welcomed newcomers Erin and Jose from California. Erin was a dynamo on the rod, landing herself a 38-pound Tyee and a 70-pound Halibut. Some say it is beginners luck, but I say it was her enthusiastic spirit of loving all good things in life, and the exceptional fishing here is to be included in her mantra. Jose also landed himself a Tyee, as he was not to be outdone by this little superstar.  

Sean and Duncan Muir tagged 3 Tyees on their license, but the highlight of the trip was playing a monster over 60 on the last day. Craig has much to be proud of with his sons, especially their ability to call a piggy to the boat….SU…EY!!


Klashwein has been on fire for the past week. The downriggers have been the key to successfully hooking up in an area that runs fast with water. With the wind coming out of the south for a few days, smoother waters were enjoyed as we rounded about the corner.   

Those that are hippie fishing, the weighted rods are keeping the guests busy at either Naden or Parker point.  

I was pleased to have a few gals here for this past trip. I know I had a blast on the water with them. They seemed to light up the lodge and enjoyed the amazing angling and habitat on the fishing grounds. A few disappointments for them were talked about in the evenings …… and I always stop to ponder"Why the biggest one of their day is always the one that got away”. Nevertheless, they left with full boxes and a few extra pounds because like me, it is hard to say  "No ! ”to the donuts Mansour keeps baking and the incredible cuisine by Reto.  

The halibut grounds are robust with guests releasing the over 100 pound mark and taking home the 60-70 pound keepers. A total of 14 Tyees between 30 pounds and 46 pounds were either landed or released this trip and our congratulations are extended yet again as they return home with fishtails and fish tales.  

We encourage all our guests to book early for their 2016 fishing adventures as the spots available are filling up fast already.  

Until next time,


"Best Wishes for Big Fishes”


Georgia


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