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CH Report: Chinook are in our Neighbourhood – August 30, 2018

August 30, 2018 | 442 Views

Hello again from The Clubhouse here on Langara Island. Just returned to camp from a nice afternoon out on the chuck. The chinook fishing was slower but the size was good. More on that later.

We just concluded our usual fundraiser FFK tournament. I am sure Deepwater Don will have a full report for you early next week! as well as some great pictures as Jessica Haydahl-Richardson was up taking those very pictures. Or trying, day two was extremely wet. Day one was busy and lots of fish were weighed in, so standby for all the results, Don will take care of that honour. For now, here’s a photo of the Fishing for Kids Champion Child, Andrew and his parents Lee McCormick and Tina Chiao, guide Robin Leakey and Fin.

Lee McCormick, guide Robin Leakey, Champion Child Andrew McCormick, Fin and Tina Chiao with Andrew’s catch.

The last week in here has been productive for chinook, and that is what we are primarily targeting. We have shifted efforts off the Graham shoreline for the most part and have been concentrating up the east side. We are still grinding some decent fish out at the West Bank but its spotty out there.

The Garske gang paid a visit this week as well as the Michels, Steve and Dana. I had the girls aboard and had a great week as always, many laughs and very good chinook fishing.

Lindsay started us off for the week with this beautiful specimen, a 27 lb chinook out in the Bowel.

Lindsay Garske starting the trip off right with a 27 lb chinook.

Steve joined us for some added luck and laughs, and in short order grabbed this 23 lb chinook, Lucy seemed to approve.

Steve Michels with a 23lb chinook. Lucy approves!

We added to our checker with this effort by Dana, here are the three lucky anglers with the afternoon’s bounty.

A group shot of the gang with some nice springs in the bowel.

We also had time to go sightseeing, here Lucy is doing her job, managing the sea lion population.

Lucy managing the sea lions.

Day two saw Dana Michels continuing on a roll, grabbing this near tyee, a 29 lb chinook late in the day. This was out at Coho point, off a stern rod at 9 pulls. We were quite thrilled with this one. Our largest effort on the trip.

Dana and her 29 lb chinook, on a wet evening out at Coho Point.

Dana continued to rock on and found a stray coho, a northern, 15 lbs, another stern rod hit 9 pulls. Pays to watch the rods and master the hook setting techniques required when mooching off the stern.

Wow, 15 lb northern! Dana Michels grabbing a large coho.

Our last full day Mckenna finally had a shot at a larger chinook, again off coho point early afternoon. After a nice battle we had this 31 lb chinook in the net, in the tub, and revived, a quick pic and off she went. This was her first tyee, well done and a very healthy release. This fish was hit at 37 feet off the cable.

Mckenna Garske and her 31 lb tyee, out off Cohoe Point.

So the girls returned this year and again kicked butt, as did Greg Garske and Steve. Greg wrangled a 32 lb tyee, I never had a chance to take a picture but the fish was taken out off Coho point, 50 feet deep. Thanks for the heaps of laughs and stories, still laughing this very moment!

Fishing today was slow, but if you angled one or two they were nice. Bud had a 29, we had a 25, oh, Nate had a 27, Owen had a 28, Christian had a 24, Jarod had a box full low twenties, so yes, chinooks are in our neighbourhood. The coho have dried up inshore, but that can fluctuate easily as the weeks progress. The outside waters are rough at the moment, west of Langara is two to three meters.

Looks good for the rest of the week in here, so I will gather the information up and report back next week with a fresh report, stay tuned, and goodnight from the Clubhouse.

Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Screamer.

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