CH Report: Plenty of Large Chinook in Late June – June 27, 2019
June 27, 2019 | 788 Views
A moderate Northwest wind blowing in here today with fog patches and some choppy water on the outside. Fishing for chinook tapered off the last couple days but we had a good push of fish come through the first couple days of the trip and we had the new large fish of the season officially registered, measuring 50 lbs! Well done Paulo Pessoa, with guide Korey. This fish was taken out at Cohoe Point. That was one of three tyees for the trip Paulo angled!
The last ten days or so have been seen some pretty decent fishing for numbers and for sure some size cruising through the area. This is typically a big week in here, over the years I have seen plenty large chinook taken late June. That said, the fish that most of us angle consistently are upper teens to mid twenty specimens.
Below are a few pics from the last ten days or so around the fishing grounds. First up is Ian Scarthe and son Jonathan working on a nice chinook, Lucy carefully watching for the fish.
June 23 saw some size roll through Cohoe Point. Brent rustled up this 32 lber he promptly released on Sunday night, this fish angled off the fallen tree.
I was fishing in the same spot with Mike and John Throne, we were busy and managed this mid-twenties tight in on the beach.
Today the bite was slower for us and we took a flyer and headed out west in some rather ugly conditions, pounding out to the BOWL. In short order we had this 23 lber on our second pass, before the waves got the better of us and we scrambled back to calmer waters.
The guides are doing well in almost all areas weather permitting. Langara Rocks is where Andrew has been spending lots of time. He almost had this very nice tyee in the net when a salmon shark appeared and snapped er in half, quite the show I am sure. The chunk that was left had a 25 inch girth, for sure a tyee.
Andrew and his guests made up for it yesterday, grabbing a 43 lb chinook out on the highway, now that’s a lucky day. The guides working the Lighthouse to Noname have been fishing mostly deep and keeping real busy on the flood tide. They are angling lots of 6 to 9 lb coho at times, and chinook averaging in the teens. 140 feet seems to work most days I am told. Its flukey out there, but when you’re the lucky boat it is all skill lol.
Deepwater Don should have the names and Pics when he returns home. He has been fishing this week at the Clubhouse so he will be loaded with pics and a story for sure.
So here comes July, and hopefully another nice surge of chinook. It’s not just about the size of the fish, I know, but when you’re the lucky boat, it makes things exciting. Thanks to all our guests and guides on the program of releasing the giants, yes they do survive! These genetics are vital if we want to see large chinook down the road. I have been involved with research in this field, and have tagged these released fish with spaghetti tags, back in the 90’s. Many of our released fish were found in all areas of our coast and down as far as the Sacramento River. Some of the biggest were found in Rivers Inlet and the Skeena systems. Some were caught days later, hundreds of miles away! So well done everyone on the program.
Time for bed, Lucy needs her walk, Chelsea is already passed out, goodnight from the Clubhouse, Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Screamer