Start Me Up ~ Preseason Report June 2, 2015
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Here we are again ready to embark on another summer journey to The OP, a place many of us here consider to be a second home. Ready for another summer, living and fishing in one of the most unique places on earth.
We leave our cities and towns behind, and follow our compasses north to magical Haida Gwaii for another summer of epic Salmon fishing adventures.
Upon arrival ,the task of putting together the OP after the winter seems like a daunting task.
However help has arrived. The boys from North Arm took the weather window and headed full steam down from Langara to provide some much needed provisions.
After a record quick unload and fuel up the barge departed and we got on the task of getting the lodge guest ready.
After some long days, the boys and girls have made the place look tip top once again.
Here we have Stephanie helping make a 5-star kitchen for 5-star food. The husband and wife team of Stephanie Noel and Paul Moran have returned after a year hiatus to rock the OP kitchen once again. Paul is slated to head to Milan later this year to compete in San Pellegrino’s young chef competition. He’s representing Canada in one of the most prestigious contests for food in the world. Were sending all of our support for him, and ready to help distract the competition with creative taunts and calls.
Here is Paul presenting big Carl, with his custom made super moist birthday cake. Happy 33 bud, welcome to the club.
We sent the boys out to see what was around, and behold Robbie pulls out a nice, high teens in the first few hours. I think Brock Island is going to produce something special this year. I have a feeling it’s due for a hog.
Mean while, back at the lodge newly acquired Kyla is busy getting the boardwalks ready for heavy traffic.
And a little later, showing the boys what she can do with those boards. A little break from the work party for a little wake surf.
And then back to it, to get the fishing going. Here we have Carl in his favourite boating outfit, getting his schooner…ship shape.
Then we got Mackenzie looking pretty pumped about her first Chinook of the season. Nice low 20’s for Mack. More of those to come!
I got the report last night from Peter Dick that Tian was producing, couple of mid twenties and some Hali’s in a few hours. We spread our boats out and begin to get a sense of where the fish are hanging out. Wednesday is going to be a full speed fishing frenzie.
The bay has been a bit slow, but off shore the fish are around. The weather has been cooperating for the last few days, so we are optimistic about a couple of productive days leading up to the first trip on the 5th.
I’m very excited for this season at the OP. It’s my first year Managing, but this is my 5th season here at The Outpost. I’m looking forward to a great season with some incredible fishing ahead. We hope you will come and join us at The Outpost some day, so we can share this amazing place with you. Until then, fish on.