The Outpost Report: August 3, 2009
August 3, 2009 | 1248 Views
The morning arrived cold, dark, grey…but NO WIND!!!!!
Have we broken these 9 days of constant battle against this wicked wind and of course very slow fishing. Only the morning fishing shall tell us….
Well, we did not have very long to wait….shortly after 8:00 Stan Jones arrives with a 80lbs Halibut caught on salmon gear. the young fellow (82 years young!!!) is beaming: “All I wanted this morning is a hali…” says he….
then Bruce shows up with a 28lbs chinook:
and then shortly afterwards brothers John and Tom Mitchell bring to the dock this trio of fine chinooks:
But it is now time for the Hart and KMG groups to have their well earned breakfast and to wait for the new group who is going to be with us until Friday morning: the Multistack Exclusive group. After a quick brunch the group breaks out in pairs and off they go. Now it is “wait and see” for us at the Lodge…
Shortly after 6:00 PM the first boat is back:
Jack Pals is back with a 33lbs chinook, a tyee!!!! Well done Jack!!!
Not only did he get a tyee but with partner Drew they limited out on springs!!! plus caught 2 cohos…not bad for an afternoon outing….
When I thought things were going to settle down here comes Mark with a 196lbs halibut!!!!
Even the halis have decided to get into the action…. TJ gets also a 77 pounder!!!!
But we didn’t know that before going for halis, these 2 guys had gotten 3 chinooks: 2 21lbs and a 22 lbs…Well done guys!!!!
Then Jon brings in his 21lbs spring with guide JP
It was nearly 7:00 PM when guide Rick Wilson pulled in. His guests, Brian Buchanan and Dennis looked rather pleased with themselves….. “only 3 chinooks” they say rather snugly….Rick opens the hatch and……
a 41lbs tyee for Brian, a 26lbs to boot, and a 10lbs coho, his partner Dennis brings in a 17lbs chinook as well.
WHAT AN AFTERNOON!!!!the count for the afternoon: 14 chinooks, 5 cohos, 2 halibuts 196 and 77 lbs and 6 lingcods.
I’d say the curse of the northwest winds have been broken, what do you think????
Good night, over and out from the Outpost.