|Posted August 3, 2012 by John Kelsey|
What another fun trip here at Peregrine Lodge! We were pleased to welcome the Toigo family yet again, and as usual, rest and relaxation could not compete with fun and festivities, with every night more fun than the last. But this group proved its mettle as a bunch of seasoned anglers because they were in the boats every morning knowing that there were very big fish lurking out there ready to be hooked.
With calm seas and nice weather, the first day proved to be the hottest day of fishing with a few really nice fish caught. The first came courtesy of Mark Ridge, who hooked a 37-pounder with his guide Whit. They were fishing by Lynn Rocks when the Tyee hit, resulting in a great fight that lasted over half an hour. However, this was not enough to win the big fish of the day, as Gerry Johanson was able to steal the show with a 40-pound Chinook later in the afternoon. Gerry was fishing off of Bird Rock under the guidance of Gord. Right when everyone was enjoying a passing humpback whale show, the Tyee hit like a truck going the other way and it put Gerry to work for 40 minutes before Gord was able to net it; a great fight for a great fish.
As the rest of the trip went on, Gerry did not let up. He followed up his 40- pound catch with a 35-pounder on Day 2 which he pulled out of the ever-famous Snake Rock, guided that day by Johnny. Then, to the friendly annoyance of his fishing buddies, Gerry scored a “Hat-Trick” by winning the pool all three days!
On top of these great Tyees, with an abundance of coho and halibut, calm seas throughout the trip, awesome “whale-shows” and the occasional snippet of hockey wisdom courtesy of the legendary Pat Quinn, it was another memorable experience for all at Peregrine Lodge.