OP Report: Last But Not Least ~ August 25, 2017
August 25, 2017 | 1341 Views
Last But Not Least
August always seems to go by so fast. From the beginning of the month until the last stretch of days, it speeds by. We always look forward to that late run of chinook, large coho, and feisty river bound chums. Traditionally, August has consisted of long runs south, full day in the sun and glassy seas to enjoy a full day on the water. This season was anything but traditional. For the first time I can remember, we abandoned the south and concentrated our efforts north…and it paid off…big time.
When we left you last, there was grumblings around the dinner table about a possible off shore run for the elusive albacore. To report back, we went out for a morning and didn’t have any success, but on the way back the salmon fishing fire up in Danger and all was well
We were happy to welcome back Christopher W Dale, our own VP of Sales & Client Services along with John Dale for another father son fish fest.
Chris got right into the action with a beauty net job. Remembering old times eh bud bud.
The trip produced excellent average size of 20+ Chinook, with a first day 33lb Tyee from Mark Kyrilov
As well Old Deep water got in on the action with 30lber on the nose on day 2
Later in the month we welcomed Oregon Chain Manufactures and distributors. This was a truly multinational group with guests from Brazil, Sri Lanka, Korea, Singapore, China and more. They wasted little time, and little breath making the best of the days. We heard chants of PPPPPPPPPUUUUUNNNNNTTTTTOOOOO late into the night.
Group organizer Stephane Faucher looking forward to a scenic trip.
Meanwhile Louis Lu, with the crab haul and looking on wards to dinner.
Ronald Chen provide a chef relief, by commandeering the kitchen and whipping up some delightful fish soup
Not that the guys were a slouch on the water. With the weather up and down, the group braved the wind and waves to bring in good averages over the week
Gary Cheng was leading the derby the whole trip with a second day 31lber.
Here is Gary receiving his coveted Tyee pin.
The lead held until the last hour of the last day, when Robin Kurniawan brought in the trip topping 32lber at the buzzer. Here he is being awarded the cash
Meanwhile Hanes continued his domination at the KRUD table.
Here we have Jonas De Proencia with a lovely blue lingcod
As I write this, we are just finishing up our last trip of the season. Check in next week and scope our final fishing report of the season. It’s guaranteed to be a nail biter, so stay tuned.