North Island Lodge Report: August 26, 2009
August 26, 2009 | 1252 Views
Overall, fishing has slowed around Langara with each location holding just a few Chinook per tide. The common guide report continues to be, “slow but I’ve seen a couple”. Coho numbers have thinned a little as well, though the average size is now pushing 12lbs. Lately, the popular spots include; Cohoe Point, Andrews Point, The Lighthouse and Boulder Bay. Even though Chinook numbers here have tapered off, we are still seeing our share of Tyee.
No strangers to North Island, the Bosa exclusive hit the fishing grounds hard, landing a total of 7 Tyee. Group leader, Robert Bosa with his 47.5lber took their weekend derby creating quite the stir in the dining room as he was presented the winnings.
Robert Bosa, Wayne Stone and Guide Jim Currie with Robert’s 47.5lber.
The Northstar group added another 6 Tyee to the board despite lack of Chinook numbers. It was a day of firsts for Mattias Wietbrock and guide Kyle, who combined to land our largest of the season at 51.5lbs. This was Mattias’s first Chinook ever and Kyle’s first guided 50! Kyle was seriously pumped, just vibrating and giving everyone the “I am the man” nod…Nice one guys!
Mattias Wietbrock proudly displays his first Chinook ever…A 51.5lber!
I was out myself last Sunday with guest Richard Masef who spent a total of four trips with us this season. We had a great day on the water, working the fallen tree at Cohoe Point. The 70 -90 ft line was producing some good fish, ending up with two Tyee for the day, largest being 35lbs. Richard, I hate to say it, but you wanted to go to where? Can you email me a couple of photos? I’ll be sure to post them.
“Ricardo” with his 35lber. Looks like he’s going to burst a blood vessel holding this one out.
Yours truely with a decent Chinook about to be released.
Currently, the South East winds are hitting us hard limiting our fishing options. There have been few breaks in the wind but when the fleet is able to make it up the eastside of the island we are seeing some positive results. The weather forecast looks better as we approach the weekend.
It’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of our season. I’ll check in soon as we wrap up here for 2009.