The Clubhouse Report – July 1 CANADA DAY
July 1, 2012 | 697 Views
Hello from Langara, Canada Day! Weather has been nice, our tenth trip has just concluded and I thought I better post a quick update on this past few days angling.
Fishing for chinook was skinny this week with every fish being taken seriously, lots of action but the chinooks were not here in large numbers or in size. For every boat grabbing two or three chinook, another boat was drawing blanks and throwing arms in the air trying to sort out what the sam heck was happening. The weather was great, today spectacular with little wind and warm temps, so boating was a pleasure for sure.
We had a decent go of it today in my boat, out with the RED BARN guys from Victoria, fathers and sons, lots of laughs and our top chinook weighed in at 23 lbs. We had several in the teens and some coho and small hali to fill out the day, as well as a visit from 50 plus orcas at 4pm , whales running east to west, Pillar to Cohoe…whales! We also visited the sea lions, and had a good gawk at to large males with hot spot flashers attached to theyre noggins, guilty as charged! Flat water and smooth sailing, good times.
There are a lot of pinks now in the area, guessing a guy could set easily on em at Cohoe point and grab 7000 to 10,000 a set on the right tide. The pinks are thick all along the top of Grahame Island too, Seathe backed up heavy with humps, Boulder you can walk on they’re backs! The eagles are in on it to, a bonanza of food, eagles struggling to flap back to shore with 6 lb humps hanging from talons, quite a sight.
The last week has been tougher for anglers grabbing chinook, now is a good time to be on top of leaders and gear, everything has to be in top shape. Easy to reuse a leader for several fish, only to hook a monster and have a leader fail…must be on it. Pay attention to depths, ask questions, treat your bait with care, change your brine, work tide lines, seek information from all sources, we are a team here and team work is what it takes when chinooks are elusive.
So we are waiting the next push of chinook into Dixon Entrance West, until then, halibut, cohoe and springs 12 to 25 lbs is what is happening, with the East Side of Langara now in stride and out west dead! The bait left Lacy. Lacy is over for now. Time to visit Boulder and Cohoe Point. Hope to visit with all of you heading up this way, see you on the dock and on channel 9 vhf….goodnight from the Clubhouse, Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Screamer