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CH Report: “That Anticipation is What It’s All About!” – June 3, 2018

June 4, 2018 | 788 Views

A rainy night here on Langara, nice to be inside this Saturday night next to the fire. We have been in a wet pattern for a couple days with some showers and wind. The wind did let up last night, but the showers continue.

Fishing is slow at the moment for chinook, no other way to put it. I am not going to pretend it was a great week chinook wise, as it was a struggle for sure. We are putting fish in the boat, but we are off to a slow start this season.

Clubhouse guests, Bob and Dale with an afternoon catch.

Most of the successful fishing is taking place on the east side of Langara. We are fishing at shallow depths for the most part, high off Cohoe point, or the tack off Andrews starting inshore and trolling out to the 30 fathom edge. There is bait out there on the flood tide, just not a lot of action.

I was fishing with Bob Montgomery and his fishing partner Dale and we managed to retain the new retention limit of two chinook a person, 1 per day, which is now in effect June 1 to July 9. Our largest fish was 20 lbs pictured below.

Bob & Dale with a nice 20 lb chinook – the largest fish of the trip.

Bob showing off his catch and enjoying the beautiful weather.

We found a mid teener this am off Andrews first line in that we retained as well, pictured below.

Guide Nathan coaching his guests off Andrews Point.

I snapped a picture of guide Nathan and his group playing a chinook off Andrews this am as well, pictured below.

The halibut are around on the offshore weather permitting, but the smaller under 83 cm halis are harder to find so far on the east side. Keep in mind we are just getting going here, so will soon find some hot spots I am sure.

As for the West side, Lacy, I spent a day out there and came up dry. Not really any bait as of yet. I looked up at the Lighthouse, and again no feed, no action. Jona has worked over in Lepas grabbing a couple small chinook, but not great results as of yet. Brent has been working Bruin and did grab his largest fish of 2018 in our SNC derby weighing in at 25 lbs! Shawn has been working his offshore tacks out in 50 fathoms with limited results, but he is catching chinook up to 17 lbs.

As you can read in this report, we are grinding away but we are catching. A large run is yet to arrive. This can happen overnight or on the next flood tide. You just don’t know to you get out there and set lines. That anticipation is what it is all about for me. Every day is a new challenge, where are they!

On the whale front, a nice pod of Orcas are in the area, lots of calves DJ has reported. That is always a nice bonus to see on the way in.

Finally here is a picture of my new fishing partner Lucy, waiting dockside for a charter, she does love the dock already.

Mike Tonneson, “Screamer’s” new fishing partner, Lucy.

So until next report, thanks for checking in and I look forward to seeing you all up here.

Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, The Clubhouse.

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2018 Pricing & Packages

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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,960$5,570
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
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  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,655$7,570
  • 3 guests per boat$6,055$6,760
  • 4 guests per boat$5,743$6,345
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  • 29’ or 31' Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,765$7,740
  • 3 guests per boat$6,110$6,830
  • 4 guests per boat$5,795$6,405
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  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement - Standard$350$450
  • Single Room Supplement - Forest View$1,000$1,325
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
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  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
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