August 11th-14th 2019
A couple of weeks into August and the fishing is surpassing expectations! The abundance of coho, chinook, and halibut means our guests are all going home with full licences, and full tubs of fish. This last trip especially was a testament to just how strong the salmon run is this year as we saw our ‘chinook released’ numbers increase and light up our fish records board day after day.
The conditions on day one were almost perfect. It was a bit over cast and cooler which seems to entice the salmon up to the surface. Light chop and warm breezes made the day a relaxing one to be on the water.
The Fleet spread out across the fishing grounds with all the favorite haunts being fished.
Nice Chinook were being landed from as shallow as three pulls to well over 100 feet and all depths in between.
Chum salmon have started to run. These fish are quite oily them making them a great choice for smoking.
Of course, there were also plenty of Coho and Halibut being reeled in with some guest tubbing out for the day by early afternoon. We also saw impressive lingcod, weighing as much as 34 lbs!
Guests Stephen and Roberto both joined the Tyee Club with their sizable catches. In order to qualify as a Tyee, the Chinook has to be thirty pounds. These fish are great fighters and it’s not unusual to see the guests soaking in the hot tub at the lodge after landing one of these beauties. They all say the sore arms are worth it though.
Day two was almost a repeat of day one. Great weather conditions and tight lines all around.
The inshore fishing is dictated by the tides and between flurries of catching at all the favorite spots the fleet would head offshore for halibut and other ground fish. Chinook was being caught on a mix of flashers and cut bait plugs. The majority of fish were in the high teens to mid-twenties.
Once again guests were tubbing out early and going back to the lodge to enjoy the activities there.
By the time weigh-in rolled around quite a few people had already reached their retention limits for the trip for salmon and halibut.
Another evening was spent around the fire-pit telling stories, making new friends and enjoying the amazing scenery and fresh air.
The final day started early and once again the conditions were exceptional. Many guests were just going out for the ride or to target ling cod, having already caught all the salmon they could take home.
There is always so much to see while out on the water. Eagles, seals, humpbacks, Orcas…you never know what is going to pass by and the rugged coastline with mist hanging in the trees provides a lot of photo ops.
Back on the dock for weigh-in and then a last tasty Peregrine Lodge meal. The Helijets were then loaded with boxes of fish and happy guests and we were ready for the next arrivals.It’s hard to believe that we only have a few more trips left in this 2019 season!
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