North Island Update: 61 Reasons and change – To try and catch up on my lodge reports!
August 8, 2011 | 861 Views
August, or “Hogust” as guides are now calling it, is off to an incredible start. Herring and neddlefish schools are sticking around Lacy Island and Gunia Pt. Not far behind, and arriving on schedule, the Gunia Pt – Boulder Bay area is now seeing trophy class fish daily. Several fish in the 40 + range have been caught in the last week, including a 61lber, our largest of the season, caught and released by David Easter of the Pickseed group. These guys have been coming to North Island since we opened our doors and truly understand the value of our resource. A great moment for both David and guide Kauri as they let this beauty continue the journey to its home river.
Yesterday was the nicest day we’ve seen this season. Not a breath of wind, sunshine all day and lots of Langara tans around the lodge. So, I decided to make a run from the office and escape on a guide charter. Four guides in one boat can make for a lot of laughs, each guide critiques techniques, hook setting abilities, among other antics. We caught a total of 8 Chinook between 17-28lbs, a few misses and losses, a handful of coho made for steady action all afternoon….That’s right , I said afternoon.
The view from our back yard….
And of course, a few more fishy shots taken lately….
The Reids show off their 43lber
Guide Ryan displays a 17.5lb coho.
Nick Gilliam and guide Scott with another 40+
Yes that’s right, it’s changeover and time for some planning. A new group and It’s go time.
I’m excited to be suiting up and playing guide tomorrow. Hoping to add another trophy release to the board.
See you out there!