Ebb & Flow Week 12 ~ August 11, 2017
August 11, 2017 | 1955 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
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.