Trip 12: July 27 – 30
At Peregrine Lodge, we take great pride in building lasting relationships with our guests; guests to our corner of Haida Gwaii become our friends, our family, and the heart and soul of our lodge. And there are no dearer friends to Peregrine Lodge than the Toigo family, who joined us on our most recent trip. The Toigo’s have been coming up to Naden Harbour since our founding 26 years ago, and have shared many memorable experiences with us. This year was no exception.
Peter caught and released two 40-pound springs this trip. Pictured below is his second, caught with guide Jorgen off the perennially popular Parker Pt.
Dominic also hooked into a nice fish, catching and releasing the beautiful 32-pound tyee below just after sunrise with the help of guide Catfish. Dom found his fish off Snake Rock.
Not to be outdone, Dylan pulled a very similar 32-pounder out of Snake Bay under sunny skies on Wednesday morning. Guide Mikey helped Dylan fight this feisty fish, and then revived the fish and released it.
Quinn found a nice fish on Wednesday, fishing alongside his father Pat and guide Butcher at Green Point. This 31-pounder will surely be a memorable catch for Quinn.
In addition to the Toigo family, we had some new visitors to the lodge this week. John, fishing with friend Bill and guide Craig, got a taste of what makes Peregrine Lodge special when he hooked into this gorgeous 38-pound spring off Snake Rock on Monday. An experienced angler, John needed little help getting the fish to the boat. We can’t wait to welcome John back again soon.
Other than salmon, a lot of wildlife has been moving through our waters, from packs of transient killer whales hunting in the kelp to massive Humpback whales feeding on the swarms of baitfish in our waters. This humpy was putting on quite a show around Green Pt on Wednesday, filter feeding on needlefish close to shore alongside a massive school of coho.
For guests old and new, Peregrine Lodge really is more than a fishing lodge. It is a home away from home, filled with friends, laughter, and a whole lot of fish stories. If you haven’t already experienced our little slice of paradise, get up here soon – we can’t wait to welcome you.