Putt The Grin In Peregrine
This was a full four day trip with guests from USA, Canada, New Zealand and Tahiti. It was a sporting group that showed off their angling skills and worked well with our guides who were really in their element. The Haida Gwaii fishing was perfect for lots of fish to be played, caught, and released. The weather was primarily slightly overcast in the morning and sunny in the afternoon when the temperature reached 21 degrees. The winds were light to moderate from the West, Northwest and Southeast bringing with it waves of one to one and half meters. Four guests caught and retained their maximum allowable Salmon for the trip. Our guides guided the fleet to the Halibut grounds too. Other species that were caught included Coho Salmon, Chum Salmon and Cod. Notable guests on this trip were John who came on his 11th trip to Peregrine with his son Remington from California and Bill who came with his brother and two grandsons.
Taimana and Hirinaki came on their first trip to Peregrine and are from Tahiti. They fished from Boston Whaler Montauk and Trophy boats guided by Max and Dave W. On day 1 Taimana caught and kept his 29 pound Chinook which was the largest Chinook caught on the day. On day 2 Hirinaki caught and retained her 22 pound Chinook. They were guided by Max on both days.
Heather and Paul R came from the USA and were joined by fellow farmers Bruce, Lynette, David, Cynthia, Mark, Jedediah, Paul S and James. The group fished from Pursuit and Trophy boats. Heather and Paul R fished from a Pursuit boat with Guide Jorgen and a Trophy boat with Craig B. Lynette caught and kept her 23 and 20 pound Chinook she caught on day 1 guided by Brian. Lynette also released an 11 pound Chinook. Mark caught and took home his 23 pound Chinook he caught guided by Butcher. Paul S caught a 20 pound Chinook guided by Dave J. On day 2 Heather caught and took home a 21 and 27 pound Chinook and Paul did the same with his 21 pound Chinook. They were guided by Jorgen when they landed there big Chinook. Bruce caught a 29 and 20 pound Chinook and Lynette caught a 26 pound Chinook guided by Brian. Bruce also caught a released a 14 pound Chinook and Lynette caught and released a 20, 18, and two 15 pound Chinook. David M caught a 24 and 21 pound Chinook and Cynthia caught a 20 pound Chinook guided by Steve. Also, Dave M caught his limit of Salmon for the trip with four Chinook and four Coho retained.They kept all their Salmon. Mark kept his 22 pound Chinook he caught guided by Butcher. Paul S kept his 20 pound Chinook he caught guided by Dave J. On day 3 Bruce caught and took home his 22 pound Chinook guided by Butcher. On day 4 David M kept the 21 and 23 pound Chinook he caught guided by Craig A. Mark scored the biggest Chinook caught on day 4 guided by Steve with his 33 pound Tyee. Jorgen guided James to his 22 pound Chinook that was taken home.
John and Remington returned to Peregrine on the 30th anniversary season from California to sportfish for Tyee. This was John’s 11 trip. They fished from an Edgewater boat guided by Mike O. On day 2 John caught a 24 pound Chinook to take home. On day 2 Remington caught and retained his two 20 pound Chinook.
William returned to Peregrine from Ontario with his brother Joe and two grandsons William and Colby. They fished from Edgewater boats guided by Ryan, Greg, Craig A and Cody. On day 1 Colby retained his 21 pound Chinook he caught guided by Greg. On day 2 Colby retained his 21 pound Chinook and Joe also kept his 20 pound Chinook he caught, Greg was their guide. On day 3 Bill caught and kept a 21 pound Chinook and Joe kept his 22 pounder, they were guided by Cody. And on day 4 Bill caught a 22 pounder with Guide Cody that he also took home. Both Colby and Joe caught and retained their maximum allowable Salmon for the trip.
Dan and Jindalee made the journey north to the Haida Gwaii for some good time sportfishing and leisure time at the Peregrine Lodge. Dan and Jindalee fished from a Boston Whaler Montauk boat guided by Myles. On day 2 Dan caught and retained his 20 pound Chinook. They both caught four Coho and one Halibut each, all of which were taken home.
Michael and Terry fished for Salmon and Halibut from Pursuit and Trophy boats guided by Dave W and Brian. On day 3 Michael caught and kept two 21 pound Chinook guided by Dave W. On day 3 Michael caught and kept his 22 pound Chinook guided by Brian. Michael caught his maximum retainable Salmon for the trip with four Chinook and four Coho.
Tony and 13 guests formed a Peregrine sportfishing group from New Zealand. They fished from Edgewater and Trophy boats guided by Craig B, Rick, Billy, Craig A, Jake and Bob. On day 1 Kevin caught and retained a pair of 21 pound Chinook guided by Craig A. Peter kept the 24 and 21 pound Chinook he caught guided by Cody. Peter also caught and released a 23 pound Chinook. Neil had a 26 pound Chinook retained and was guided by Jake. On day 2 Michael, Sandy and Ana were guided by Craig B. Michael caught and kept the 22 and 29 pound Chinook he caught, Ana her 22 pound Chinook and Sandi kept her 23 pound Chinook she caught. Jason and Haley were guided by Billy too at least two double headers this trip and were in the thick of multiple Chinook ‘bite’ sessions. On day 2 Jason caught and kept the 24 and 26 pound Chinook he caught and Haley kept her 25 pound Chinook. Rhoderic was guided to the 29 pound Chinook he kept by Ryan. Patricia Caught and retained two Chinook and released two 12 pound Chinook and one 24 pound Chinook guided by Rick. Patricia’s take home fish were a 21 and 25 pound Chinook. William was also guided by Rick and he too retained and released Chinook. William kept his 28 pound Chinook and released a 23 pound Chinook and two 24 pound Chinook. Peter caught and kept a 28 pound Chinook and released a 23 and two 24 pound Chinook guided by Cody. David caught and kept his two Chinook of 20 and 26 pounds guided by Bob. On day 4 William was guided by Bob and he caught a 21 pound Chinook to take home. Neil and Philip were guided by Jake and Neil caught the largest chinook of the day. Neil caught a 29 pound Chinook which he kept and Phillip kept his 22 pound Chinook. On day 4 Michael brought in a 23 pound Chinook guided by Dave J. Dave J also guided Sandi to her fourth Chinook of the trip that weighed in at 26 pounds. Neil and Phillip were guided by Bob and they both caught their fourth Chinook. Neil’s weighed in at 24 pounds and Phillip’s at 25 pounds which they took home. Bea caught her third Chinook of the trip guided by Rick. She took home this 21 pounder as well.
What an awesome experience for everyone on this trip. There was some serious sportfishing being played and we have the photos that show it.