North Island Lodge Report: July 21, 2006
July 21, 2006 | 1630 Views
It’s great to be back at Langara Island again for my annual visit as "Guest Host" at North Island Lodge. General Manager, Kevin McAughtrie, is enjoying a well-deserved mid season break. Near-perfect fishing conditions greeted us on Friday with mild temperatures, partial cloud and calm seas. Large numbers of coho in the 8 to 14 lb. class are present in virtually all of the popular locations and offer non-stop action. Green Point and the "river" produced the most consistent catches of chinook during the early part of last week although guests have been finding success at Gunia Point and Boulder Bay over the past few days.
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The fishing conditions continue to vary, day to day. Over this three-day trip, part of each day would be quiet. Then for several hours, the “bite” would come on, and most people “tubbed” out on Salmon. Folks who worked their favorite spots where frustrated, as the Salmon seem to be gathering around the ‘River’.
At the “River’, the depth is only 80’. Coho and Chinook, where being caught at 12-to 15 pulls. Interestingly, Halibut, cod, and Lings were rising up to cut-plugs, in these shallow waters. It is a melody of fish our guests are taking home.
Weather was awesome…little winds, and few clouds! Trip ended with a most spectacular display of Nature’s awesome power…a small group of transient Killer Whales, killing, and eating, a Minke Whale. The whales ended up leaving a pool of red water in their wake. Some of our self-guided guest’s noted that they observed seals beaching themselves, to avoid the on-slot coming from Nature’s most organized killers.
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