The Outpost Report: December 14, 2009
December 14, 2009 | 1144 Views
OUTPOST UPDATE: Caretaker Pete, Haida Gwaii & more:
An update on Caretaker Pete who judging by the photo appears to be adapting to isolation quite well…
Thank goodness he’s got Mr Bear to keep him company…
Looks like they’ve become the best of friends. Caretatker Pete writes:
“Here are some of the latest winter Outpost photos. There is no snow here, sometimes you can see it up around the tops of the hills. In the winter, the lodge is in the 1 specific spot in the bay that gets no direct sunlight, so frost has been building on itself and never melting. Pretty cool and lots of rainbows.” Outpost frost (on the deck)…
and on the beach
Outpost winter rainbow looking out from the dining room
Thanks for those Pete! Co-incidentally that rainbow lands right at my early season little pot of gold…I couldn’t count the amount of Chinook I caught right there.
Speaking of up north there have been some interesting changes annocnuced on Friday:
Queen Charlotte Islands renamed Haida Gwaii in historic deal
Last Updated: Friday, December 11, 2009 | 3:01 PM PT
B.C.’s Queen Charlotte Islands have officially been renamed Haida Gwaii as part of a historic reconciliation agreement between the province and the Haida Nation, Premier Gordon Campbell announced Friday in Vancouver.
The modern native name for the group of more than 150 rugged islands off the province’s north coast will appear on revised provincial maps and all other official provincial documents and presentations, the premier said.
The archipelago was first named after one of the ships of British Captain George Dixon in 1778, who called his vessel Queen Charlotte after the wife of King George III.
‘After a 100 years of conflict, we have set the ground for a more productive era of peace.’— Guujaaw, Haida Nation president
For Links check out the following:
…”Baboo” wrote in from his new winter home in Roatan,
where he and his family are fishing and opening dive shops…
Baboo writes; “Right now the island of Roatan in
is experiencing incredible Wahoo action of five to ten hits, on average, per day. These are incredible fish that are caught trolling at 12 to16 knots, subsurface.” Baboo’s winter home…
Thanks for the report Baboo…the fish photos you sent were too small to post but I have others!
Speaking of warm water fishing does anybody want to catch a Dorado?…
I just love the colour of these fish, this one is so incredibly “lit up”! They must be able to change colour as most Dorado are greener, like this…
It would be great to catch a few of those in the morning and then go after something bigger in the afternoon…
WOW, what a fish! I wonder how high can they leap?
Apparently quite high! The chance to experience this kind of explosiveness is coming to WCFC…stay tuned for the newsletter that gets mailed this week…all will be revealed! Thanks to Pat Ford who sent the photos…fresh off the water from last week.
That’s all for now! As always questions, pictures and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org