North Island Lodge Report: July 30, 2007
July 30, 2007 | 1568 Views
Langara Island – the early Haidas called it KUSGWAI or KATTSSEQUEYE, Spanish Lieutenant Jacinto Caamano proclaimed it ISLA DE LANGARA and British Captain George Dixon named it North Island….we call it home for over 100 days! A comradeship exists of a special nature between the staff at North Island Lodge and our guests from around the world. There emerges an affection for this rugged yet enchanting piece of rock with an abundance of nature that can best be described as….AWESOME!
The July 30th – August 3rd guest group took home their share of Silver as they caught a total of 72 Springs, 81 Coho and 32 Hali’s. Vicky Sheesley caught the big fish of the trip and she was awarded a Tyee pin for her 38lb beauty. Larry Olberding set a new Lodge record for the season with his 37lb Lingcod. Special thanks to Teresa Borton for choosing the total catch and release option.
Men and women whom pit their very natures against forces awesome to the beginner frequently reap rewards. And so was the case with our August 3rd – 6th guest group. 78 Springs, 79 Coho and 22 Hali’s were caught. The Hawkins group decided to take a break from golfing and try their luck at fishing….combined they caught 40 Chinook…I’d like to see them get that many hole – in – ones over a 3 day period!
Glenn Graham earned a Tyee pin for his 30lb silver, Paul Schweitzer for his 35lb and Bill Riss was awarded a Tyee pin for his 36lb silver. Dan McNalley tied the NIL record for the largest Coho of the season when he landed his 14lb prize. Not to be out done the Tosti group’s Keith Reimer caught a 35lb Spring and Mike McCabe a 30lb Spring.
The Queen Charlotte Islands have been known by many names from the old reference of Islands-of- the People to the modern day Misty Isles. Be it for the first time or to repeat you too will feel the magic and savour the enchantment of the islands.
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