CH Report: Coho Are Around In Large Numbers! ~ July 10, 2016
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Good evening from The Clubhouse, it is the last night of our current trip so here’s the update on what is up.
We have had some nice fish over the last seven days, Deepwater Don has the names and weights of said fish on his weekly report. That said we are now working hard to find quality Chinook action, the larger fish have not been easy to find the last four days. I did see Steve sneak a 28 into the fish pit tonight and that is the fish of the trip. Bud tripped over a 22 this afternoon, and grabbed a 27 two days ago. So you can see from this honest report we are working hard.
The Coho are around in large numbers, and they keep you busy changing baits rigging gear. They average 7 lbs but I am seeing numerous at 9 lbs. below is a pic from this afternoon of Austin Jenkins and a nice 9 lb coho we angled off PILLAR BAY. There seems to be lots of bites in this area.
Below is another pic of Austin and his father Ken, with a couple springs we grabbed over at EAGLE ROCKS. We can get down there in 22 minutes which is very convenient if things dry up in this area. We fished the Shag Rock area a fair bit as the weather as gorgeous and the bites numerous. The springs are on the smaller side being in the teens but we still had a great couple days fishing the area.
The previous trip I ran Liam and his dad Reg over to Klaswaun Point and we managed a couple very nice fish, the pic below is of Liam with his 28.5 lb Chinook. This fish was a crazy fight with lions lurking, but we played the fish hard and with the huge tide running it was an intense battle. Worth the run for sure that day.
So yes we are getting fish, overall the weather has been good. We are now in for quite a few Coho passing through, and hopefully some spring Salmon in the mix with a little more size. It seems especially relevant to consider releasing the Tyee sized fish as they seem to be down in numbers. It sure makes you feel good to return these giants, we don’t see them everyday. You know it is a special accomplishment when your guide is smiling ear to ear for the day when you land one of these monsters.
So I will work on finding some fish tomorrow and until next report goodnight from Langara.
Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Screamer