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CH Report: August Is Heating Up! ~ August 12, 2016

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Just in from a great day on the water spent with the Macquarie group and a productive day it was.

Below is a photo of Tony Scott and his last minute Tyee he angled out on the WESTBANK. We had just put in 3.5 hours of mooching without a hit when this wild 32 lb Chinook smoked our cut plug in tight to the rock, and battled hard for 15 minutes. To top the day off, Tony released the prize catch of the day, now that is winning. The fish had a large scrape as well as a bump on its head, healed over. Shows how tough these fish can be. We revived the fish in the Hippa Tank and off he went, probably wondering what just happened. Well done Tony!

<em>* Tony Scott 32lb release. </em>

* Tony Scott 32lb release.

Earlier in the afternoon we released a 23, as Korey, pictured below, was landing a 28.5 lb fish, what a beauty. His guests opted to keep this fish.

<em>* Korey and his nice fish this afternoon. </em>

* Korey and his nice fish this afternoon.

The morning show was solid where I chose to angle, below is a pic of Alastair Still with his 28 lb Chinook he retained. Another long skinny fish, at 22.5 girth, but 40 inches long. We wound up retaining three Chinook, below is a photo of the happy gang.

<am>* Alastair and a fine looking 28lb Chinook. </em>

* Alastair and a fine looking 28lb Chinook.

Another picture here of the magic tack, you have to get in tight like Korey is displaying when hunting down large Chinook.

<em>* Magic tack displayed by Korey. </em>

* Magic tack displayed by Korey.

You will notice a foggy background in lots of my photos, yes fog season is here. Waking up to pea soup conditions is now the normal. In fact all day was spent on the west side in very limited vis.

Below is a photo of the Simpsons a couple days ago fishing and catching some fine Chinook. We did not break the 30 barrier, but all our fish retained were in the twenties and the size average has crept up for sure. We are not seeing the small fish like earlier in the season. A few photos here of John Simpson and Jollean with a few of they’re fish on display. Also note the lucky pink Islander Reels, on fire haha.

<em>* Jollean playing a nice fish off Lacy. </em>

* Jollean playing a nice fish off Lacy.

<em>* The Simpsons with a great end to Day 1 of their trip. </em>

* The Simpsons with a great end to Day 1 of their trip.

<em>* Jollean Hancen with a nice 25 lb Chinook, dinner party for 20. </em>

* Jollean Hancen with a nice 25 lb Chinook, dinner party for 20.

<em>*A happy John Simpson with his 27 lb Chinook we angled off the Cape. </em>

*A happy John Simpson with his 27 lb Chinook we angled off the Cape.

<em>* Pink Islanders do work it seems!. </em>

* Pink Islanders do work it seems!.

There are a few Coho showing up to the 14 lb size now, I will include a few pics of recent catches. The Coho are hit and miss. I have been targeting only Chinook  for most of the month, but Steve and the boys headed out into 1200 feet of water and found random schools of nice fish, trolling 30 to 60 feet.

<em>* Chunky 14 lb Coho have arrived. </em>

* Chunky 14 lb Coho have arrived.

We have had some big Tyees in August, thankfully most released. I will leave the roundup to Deepwater Don and his weekly blog report. Of note was a 46 released on Bryce’s boat in the last week, angled 88 feet on the rigger off Cohoe Point.

Off to bed, and getting ready for Saturday and more great fishing. I am anticipating a great couple weeks here in later August and look forward to the next big released Tyee. All the guides are excited to assist you in searching for the big Chinook in the nearby waters.We are fishing the Pass, Lacy, and  East Side locals, 10 minutes from the lodge. This is Tyee prime time now, and you want to be hugging the rocks, kelp and inshore spots to find these monsters.

Good night from the Clubhouse.

Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Screamer

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  1. ian says:

    glad to see its picking up

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