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Ebb & Flow Week 12 ~ August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017 | 1349 Views

This week our VP of Sales & Client Services, Chris Dale took a trip to The Outpost with his father John along with Deepwater Don and his wife, Kim. Like all good guides during a busy season, every writer needs a break. Deepwater Don is no exception and what better place to relax and spend time with his wife, Kim than at The Outpost. This week Chris shares his thoughts about his wilderness adventure to The Outpost with his Dad.

Guide Carl Archibald, Chris Dale and John Dale.

The weather has been stunning this week, with brisk winds, blue skies and cotton ball clouds sitting on the mountain tops. Unbelievably beautiful and except for my fellow anglers…not a soul to be seen.

A gorgeous day in the bay at The Outpost.

In my years of guiding at The Outpost I came to have favorite spots and favorite baits that produced fish in quantity. A lot has changed since my guiding days of 2012 and 2013 specifically with the spots that are producing fish. Just when you think you have mother nature figured out she reminds you who is in charge. Where you find fish, when you find them and what they will hit is constantly in flux and nothing is more exciting than trying to decipher her plan for a particular time.

Chris Dale with a take-home 27 lb Chinook.

In my time at The Outpost five years ago, during August we would generally have to run 30 minutes to an hour south to find fish. This year has been substantially different with the vast majority of the fish being caught within 5 minutes of the lodge. This trip was no different as the farther we strayed the less fish we caught so we always ended up back in the Bay within sight of the lodge or out by the gap fishing Danger Bay. Hard to beat the convenience of that.

This trip all of the guests found a tremendous quantity of mid 20’s Chinooks that kept everyone busy, as these fish were all fighting way out of their weight class, warming up the guests for their chance at a Tyee. Four Tyees were caught (and several reportedly lost as every good fishing tale goes) all on little spoons which have been the bait of choice recently as there hasn’t been much herring around of late: Colin Schaap with a 33lb release, Mark Kyrilov with a 33 pounder and a pair of 30’s for Kevin Mckibbin and our very own Deepwater Don.

Kim Gordon, Guide Jonah and Deepwater Don.

Guide Braden with a father son team, Rod & Luke releasing a 28 lb Chinook.

Thanks to Jordan Knight and his tremendous crew for a week that I know none of the guests will soon forget as the reviews around the table overlooking beautiful Port Louis were nothing short of spectacular.

A mere 40km to the North our guests at The Clubhouse and North Island Lodge have reportedly also had an extremely memorable week. Action has been very consistent with guests hooking 10-20 springs between 15 and 24 pounds each morning and again each afternoon with lots of double header action! Clubhouse guide Owen Drysdale reported that at one point it was all out frenzy as all 10 guides had double headers with everyone getting in on the action.

Guide Jona and Chad Dummermuth and his 40 lb Tyee that was soon released!

Charlie Beck and guide Owen Drysdale with a beautiful Chinook.

Charlie and Owen releasing the Chinook back to the waters of Haida Gwaii.

Clubhouse Head Guide Screamer and longtime guest John Simpson with a released Tyee!

Todd McIntyre over at North Island Lodge reports that there has been good size along the Graham Island shoreline with lots in the 20’s and the odd Tyee. Lots of Coho up on the east side with a better average size each day. Hard to beat that and we all look forward to the weeks to come.

Notable Catches at The Clubhouse

Chinook Salmon

  • Chad Dummermuth 40 lb Tyee Released
  • Doug Izarra 35lbs Tyee Released
  • Rick Rechter 34 lbs Released
  • Nancy Schneider 32 lb Tyee Released
  • Juan Dames 32lbs Tyee Released
  • Paul Kucera 32lbs Released
  • Jerry Remaklus 32lbs
  • Garry Bemister 31 lb Tyee
  • Gary Hayden 30 lb Tyee Released
  • Olivia Miller 30 lb Tyee

Halibut

  • Cole Dummermuth 200 lb Halibut Released
  • Chase Dummermuth 100 lb Halibut Released

Notable Catches at North Island Lodge:

  • Bob Naguson 36.5lb Tyee
  • Ernie Ukrainic 36lb Tyee
  • Raafat Badr 35lb Tyee
  • Bob Hoogsteen 30lb Tyee

Orcas spotted by the Dummermuth’s.

August is in full swing and so is the fishing at all three lodges. Stay tuned for the next Ebb & Flow report and be sure to check out Jordan Knight’s latest write up and collection of amazing photos from the past few weeks at The Outpost.

Tight lines.

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2017 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$5,270
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 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
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,715$7,650
  • 3 guests per boat$6,095$6,815
  • 4 guests per boat$5,770$6,385
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement$310$410
  • Ocean View Room Supplement$410$540
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,545$6,450
  • 3 guests per boat$4,940$5,850
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 24' Northwest$5,250$5,645
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,150$5,500
  • 18' EagleCraft$5,020$5,325
  • Self Guided Package
  • 18' EagleCraft$4,273$4,520
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
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