The Clubhouse Report August 21~ “Langara will always be the Chinook capital of the world!”
August 21, 2014 | 1900 Views
Baking sunshine, flat water, spring Salmon biting, what a nice month August continues to be. As the season winds down in other areas, or is now closed, we have a solid month to go! That is why LANGARA will always be the Chinook capital of the world.
Do not come here looking for Tuna, probably not going to happen. Better places to go, try The Outpost camp, the contours and blue water tuck in tighter to land down there, the warmer water, blue water, is closer in, 10 to 30 miles out, Kui will put you on them. If you are looking for Chinook Salmon, legitimate chances at large tyees, close to kelp, ten minute boat rides, all the Halibut I never talk about, and protected water always, Langara is your destination.
We are having some great fishing right now, plenty of low to mid twenty lb. Chinooks, with a sprinkling of tyees in the mix. Since the trollers moved out early August, production is way up, with most boats grabbing twenties out off the east side. Below is a pic of Don Elkington and Eric Kownacki with a couple nice fish at the fallen tree. We had no issue getting our fish in the shallows, and also grabbed our Hali to 27 lbs right on the beach. Some of the boys moved off a bit and grabbed buckets of springs down at 100 feet on the cable. Plenty of hookups, many fish 22 to 27 lbs!
We also grabbed a couple biting sunfish. As docile as these fish are, you drive right up to them, when they bite its a different story. Screaming long runs and a cartwheeling 150 lb fish is quite a sight, and we had this two days in a row. Must be my roll, maybe my boat is having some voltage issues. The sunfish today spooled my islander only to jump almost in a neighbours guide boat. Sounded like a piece of plywood slapping the water, what the hell? Below is a pic of a sunning sunfish!
Don and Eric decided it was time for a shore lunch, so the boys charted a Heli jet with Pau as pilot and off we went to Frederick Island for the afternoon, beach combing and wandering for miles on a boiling hot day. Terry packed the boys some goodies and was pretty interesting to get into an area not frequented by many. Here are a few pics of the afternoon.
We now are getting ready for the Clapper, yes Whitey is in tomorrow, a long time guide at Langara in the 90’s. No one ever is excited as Wade when a spring Salmon over 30 is in the net. Tell tale yips, squeaks, and the world famous clap, yes he still wears the same sweaters, the sou western rain hat, you will know when Wade is fishing around you. He will generally be wrapped up at Five pm on his way in for soup, with his limit of tyees, good old Whitey.
Salmon fishing is very good right now as is the weather. Seas calm, and plenty of season to go. Here at Langara we do not shut the doors, the fish keep pouring by, its a long season. There are plenty of Chinook to mid September. This is where you want to fish for spring Salmon, this is why we built the lodge here on Langara. Close to the grounds, with ample Chinooks, five months of the year. That is why I am here. I never get tired of the buckled Sage rod and the screaming Islander reel. Maybe it is a sickness. Come have a look, you will not be disappointed!
Good night from the Clubhouse
Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Screamer