The Clubhouse Report: June 1, 2011
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Opening Day is tomorrow and things are looking great up at Langara! The fish are biting and things are in shape as we await our first guests of the season.
The local fishery looks good, fish are being hit in all locations, predominantly mid to high teens, with fish up to low thirties in the mix. Boulder and Coho Point seem to be the most consistent as usual, with the north end of the island popping a few out as well. We are in a fog pattern now, with some Northwest wind and swell on the outside of Langara. Unusual to be this foggy in the early season. The weather has been dry and warm by Langara standards, water temp about 50 degrees, a bit warmer than the early season normal, 46 to 48 degrees.
Your favorite sea lions are back again and on patrol in some of the most popular angling locations, doing what sea lions do, chomping, biting, tossing, flogging, devouring, taunting, and generally creating havoc! Sure it can be frustrating, it is a game of numbers. If you are fishing alone, and you have lions on you following, you are better off moving. With a small fleet of boats in your area you give the sea lions a choice and you might just land a fish. Ed Chutter just sauntered in and snorted Jack Kings at Boulder! He had a 15 lber to the boat, Ed said he blew it and it was lost, but he did see fish being taken relatively often.
Fishing is good enough a couple guides are going to miss tonight’s Canucks game and go fishing! I am planning on watching myself is I can grab a cheap seat, the bandwagon is full and Canucks fans are spilling down the barge road, stacked like cordwood cramming every available sightline cheering the local team on. I will be sitting with two Leaf fans quietly observing, dreaming that one day Ontario has a cup contending team. For all hockey fans, you will not miss a puck drop here at Langara, we are triggered for the Stanley Cup finals and all sporting events!
So off to tie my gear, final inspections of the boats and yes tomorrow is day one, stand by for a full report, thank you for checking in.
Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Clubhouse