The Clubhouse Report: June 19
June 20, 2013 | 1027 Views
Hello again from Langara Island and the Clubhouse where the chinook fishing remains steady, and the weather is holding!
We are in and out of the fog banks now, no wind but we are in flat seas. We are catching at a slower pace than last week, but we do have some nice springs being released. Have you heard the news? 61 lb release for Fred Shuerenburg, this fish in a very proud Tyler’s skiff, fishing the reef first night of our current trip.
Then we had a 45 release last night for the Glover group, out at Lacy, guided buy Mike A, boat 23, a personal best! Tonight we ha Kui break in his new 27 foot power skiff, twin 250 hp, with a 45 lb salmon for the Sheinin group, this one from Gunia. Wow, three over 40 for the trip!
I was fishing with the Ian and John MacNaughton, and we had a good trip, with two tyees at 30 and 33 lbs respectively. The 30 was taken last night out at Lacy by Ian, 60 feet on the cable, while the 33 was this afternoon, at 230 pm out at Andrews, tight in on the kelp. What a fight, rod buckled with max drag, this fish gave it everything but unfortunately was gut hooked so no chance of an escape. We chased this slab right into the kelp, circled the bay, and on out in the tide, off the basshole! I was thinking maybe a 50? No, not this time, but a great pair of tyees for Ian!
The board has seven tyees upp, so a decent trip for sure, but we had some sessions where we had to work harder for the fish and spread out. One day I did the round the world tour, stopping at Green Point, Shag, Parker Point and only coming in with jacks and tired guests. The guys that pounded Lacy for the most part had the best fishing for size, but the reef and a few other hotspots did punch a few out. We are fishing shallower now, more in the 40 foot range, and the bait blowing in here is impressive, sometimes top to bottom. It does feel very fishy out there right now!
I am sending a couple pics in with this report, so we will see, might be posted for tomorrow. Things are moving along nicely now, all skiffs are catching at the lodge, and I must say, I am seeing more tyees than last June. So hopefully those of you showing up this summer will be in on the action…stop by boat 4 and say hi, all the guides are ready to put you on them!.
Goodnight from the club, am I ever looking forward to this sleep, Mike Tonnesen,Head Guide, Screamer