The Clubhouse Report: June 9, 2011
June 10, 2011 | 1261 Views
Crazy good fishing continues with great weather here at Langara. Chinooks are rolling through all areas and the fleet had a fantastic day, the first day of our third trip.
As it was the first afternoon, I took it easy on my new guests, getting they’re sea legs in the Boulder area. We lowered a rod to 30 feet on the rigger, and as it was first rod in I took a few seconds to explain what we were doing, and with a buckled rod and a thump, the first fish was on that fast for Rob Pollock. Soon after setting a weighted rod Wade Dawe grabbed a 28 lber, expertly played in calm waters with sun shinning. We played a bunch of fish for two hours, then headed west and set up on one of our favorite spots. We quickly hooked another 28lber, again landed by Wade. Rob retained a 24 and both guys played a bushel of fish. Looking around all boats were hooking kings, and most of the fish were in the twenties. Downriggers and weighted rods all buckling with big kings, what a first afternoon. Really nice to play these fish off the rigger, no weight, just you and the fish, that is what it is all about. Really nice to have the option, you can fish old school if you prefer, or work those downriggers, your choice.
Top fish was landed on Chutter’s boat, his familiar snort and chuckle told me he had a tyee, 32 lbs landed by Frank Neuner. This was a Boulder fish, taken early afternoon. Kui was in the Coho area with Bud, loaded with 17 lbers with Kui grabbing a 28. Kory and Connelly went on the around the world tour, grabbing fish at all stops. All guides had fish, most had 15 to 20 encounters this afternoon.
Off to bed to recharge, I hope I have some great news tomorrow for all of you, goodnight from the Chinook hotspot on the coast right now, Langara!
Mike Tonnesen, Head Guide, Clubhouse