West Coast Fishing Club
Rated 5/5 based on 114 reviews

The Clubhouse Fishing Reports

The Clubhouse Report: August 2, 2011

August 3, 2011 | 1868 Views

Sunny skies, flat seas and big fish, yes, what a day here at Langara. Gunia Point has come back alive, the Hippas are migrating along they’re normal route, guiding is once again predictable and hugely exciting!

I fished with Dave Golten, Dan McCaw and Eric Gerow and we had a nice fish in the am just off the triangle at Gunia. I felt I was being out fished somewhat the first pass or two, saw Buds boat with a buckled rod, Korey chasing fish, putting on a show, so sorted my gear out and came up with a purple dummy flasher, with a gold flash. The second that flasher  was clipped on to the rigger cable and sent down to 40 feet, we had a screamer, a fish peeling line heading due west through the fleet. We tossed our tackle into the boat and gave chase. Oh no, a single guided boat would not cooperate, I was in a full panic, Yamaha 225’s in full reverse on top of our fish, literally had to nurse the fish around his bow, his guests looked stunned. A 27 foot whaler bearing down on a Hippa, nothing is going to stop it. We battled the boat and won, yes WINNING felt fantastic. Another 20 minutes and we had that Hippa to the boat, okay, I now knew why there was the crazy runs: she was hooked on the pectoral fin…two hooks safely set. After an easy net job we had her in the live tank, She measured 41 lbs, and I did find a single yellow dot.

Dan McCaw angled the fish masterfully, and we did the right thing…what we all should be doing, and revived the fish, took a pic, and released her in the kelp. She swam strong and had a happy look in her eye, a second chance and no headache!

We had good fishing for the next two hours, Dave grabbed a 13 lb coho in the mix, he now has his four coho, all over 12 lbs! I notice we have 16 tyee for the trip, with a day to go. There must be six or seven over forties on the board, I know Bud Stafford has now got his boat going, grabbing two over the forty mark yesterday. I think Bud has more tyees this trip than in his previous two months, he is now officially on em. I see Korey’s guests snuck a 34 on the board, I know Ryan’s guest snuck a 41 release on a 602 plug out at Lacy. Thankfully most of these fish are being returned to find their way home. We need these fish spawning!

Halibut continues to be a winning story, one of the best years in here ever. I snuck out west and grabbed three at 70 lbs in short order. Yes this is a primitive fishery, I know. My boat looked totaled, slime and meat everywhere, blood and guts, a real horror show for sure. The hali though, are biting.  Bryce has a spot close in to camp and is grabbing nice 60 to 70 lb fish, today with Dave Golton and John Fader…John has all his fish for the trip! Dave has a chinook to go! This weather is crazy good this week, summer finally, calm seas mean easy halibut!

I will have guest names tomorrow for all the tyees…and more on the way. August is proving to be the time for size this season…this wave of fish is continuing. I should have a good story for you tomorrow, stand by and check back soon.

Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Screamer

There are 1 comments on this post:


  1. Dyane says:

    Loved the description of the chase for the 41lb! Well done!

    No votes yet.
    Please wait...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Your comment will be displayed when it is approved by the site admin.

Short Notice Club Click here to view current offers!

2019 Pricing & Packages

Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,960$5,570
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,655$7,570
  • 3 guests per boat$6,055$6,760
  • 4 guests per boat$5,743$6,345
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ or 31' Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,765$7,740
  • 3 guests per boat$6,110$6,830
  • 4 guests per boat$5,795$6,405
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement - Standard$350$450
  • Single Room Supplement - Forest View$1,000$1,325
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
  • Ocean view singles available upon special request
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,545$6,450
  • 3 guests per boat$4,940$5,850
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
Download Pricelist PDF
  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 24' Northwest$5,250$5,645
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,150$5,500
  • 18' EagleCraft$5,020$5,325
  • Self Guided Package
  • 18' EagleCraft$4,273$4,520
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
Inquire Online
Reservations