North Island Lodge Report: July 14, 2008
July 14, 2008 | 2286 Views
Good morning! Incoming guests on this trip rolled into Langara will all the signs of a great trip to come. The bait was holding off Cohoe Point and numbers of Coho and Chinook seemed to be steadying. Coho were thick keeping everyone busy in between Chinook bites. Chinook were averaging 18-25lbs and Coho around 9-14lbs.
By day two, these guys were putting on the pressure to see something big. Even with the slower fishing at times this year, we have had a Tyee on every trip this season so I decided to make a promise. I would do a small swim in the North Pacific if this group was to be the first without one….Now that’s the finest guarantee you’re going to get in the world of fishing! Thinking this would be a sure win I strolled down the dock with confidence, only to see a 26,25,26,24,28,26, even my old buddy DJ couldn’t bail me out on this one, producing a 29.5lber…Now that hurts.
Day four, the staff and guests started charging their digital cameras as I started to source a wet suit. On every shift some nice fish would come in but it was not until the last boat came in for lunch was I staying dry. Jerry Gifford of the Crown Cork and Seal group and his guide Tyson brought in the most beautiful 32lb Chinook I have ever seen…Jerry, Thanks for bailing me out of that one!
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