Trip 17: August 13 – 17
As we wrap up our 17th trip and head into the final days of our season, the fishing continues to be phenomenal. Our guests are getting into tons of big fish, the weather is gorgeous, and good memories are being made left and right. These past few days have seen consistent springs, lots of feisty coho, and some massive halibut. In one day, for example, Cory W. guided Gerry to a 30lb spring and a 150lb+ halibut release! Gerry definitely felt it in his arms that evening! Butcher also found his guests a good hali – helping Paul bring a 49 pounder to the boat. What a nice eating fish!
The big fish this trip was another of the 40lb+ beauties that have been so plentiful this season. Stan Wong landed this 41lb hog with the help of guide Catfish.
Another 40lb fish was caught by support vessel operator Mark on Sunday. The thrill of fighting one of these majestic fish really has to be experienced to be understood.
Also on Sunday, guide Brendan helped guests Mark and Gerry limit out on springs and coho before 10am! Here is a shot of some of the nice springs they hooked into in their VERY busy morning.
It is no wonder that there are so many salmon around when you consider the abundance of the baitfish in our waters – photos like this one can be recreated on a daily basis every 200 meters along the coastline, with massive schools of herring and needlefish everywhere.
We wish this season wouldn’t end – the fishing has been outstanding and we have had a wonderful time with all of our loyal guests. We can’t wait to see what the final trip of the season holds.