Call them the Tyee Toigo’s
Trip Date: July 24th – 28th
Twenty-eight years is long enough to experience children becoming adults, friends becoming family, and anglers becoming really, really good at what they do. Peregrine Lodge is fortunate to have welcomed the Toigo family back for their twenty-eighth season to make more memories and catch more salmon!
This group brings energy, spirit and more than a couple fresh faces to the lodge, as well as a bit of luck in the fishing department judging by the vast number of Springs in the high twenties to early forties landed over the past three days.
With flat seas and moderate weather, Day 1 was prime for salmon play. At Cape Naden, first time salmon fisher Darcelle pulled in a 40-pound Chinook with her dad Sultan and guide Jake Hendo on board.
“She did a great job on the rod!” said Jake later at weigh-in.
The monstrous beauty was released back to the ocean; it was Darcelle’s third Spring of the day and the duo wound up with six Chinook in the boat by the afternoon.
At Snake Rock, guest Brody Toigo handled the rod on a 44-pound Spring, also released with the assistance of guide Mike O.
When asked about the fight, seasoned angler Brody said “Yeah, it was a good one! I would say it was pretty textbook, boat-run, boat-run, then we finally got it in. It went for three good runs.”
The releases on Day 1 were spectacular and plentiful; a 36-pound, 33-pound, 31-pound and a 27-pound, all landed at Snake Rock or Cape Naden, the two hot spots of the trip.
Day 2 was Hali Day, with two enormous plays a 71-pound and a 64-pound, as well as productive Tyee action and some Orca sightseeing for many of our lucky guests.
Stacks of Coho hit the dock over Day 1 and 2 to round out those limits, which were filled easily this trip thanks to the plentiful run from the northwestern winds over the previous trip.
Day 3 included a lively play at Snake Rock with guest Buz at the rod of a 43-pound Spring, released after measurements and photos.
“Huge run, porpoised out of the water a few, just awesome,” commented guide Schwartz. “The the run was a hundred yards, probably more. Humongous.”
Humongous memories with the Toigo’s this year. Here’s to many more to come.
And also, here’s to big bites and epic fights – Talk to you soon!