The Outpost Report: July 16, 2009
July 16, 2009 | 1290 Views
Fishing report: This group has had the best weather and some of the best fishing this season. 17 Coho came to the dock including the biggest of the season at 12 lbs, 12 Chinook were retained or released and 5 halibut were kept and a GIANT released…story to follow. The seas remained flat as a pancake and it actually felt like summer here at the Outpost, a beautiful day! Here are some early morning shots from Hippa starting with Jim and Vincent with Guide Picacsso
look how flat that water is and how relaxed fishing can be. So relaxing that Ty managed to sleep his way to the biggest Coho of the season…here he is catching a few zzz’s, father Eric and grandfather Poul kept a close eye on the rods as guide JP handled the wheel…
Boomer was trying to demonstrate how big the fish was he wanted to catch when “pop” went his rod off the downrigger
and he was into a fish…
on the other side of the pond Ralph and Stacey were dealing with a monster. Over the side she goes…
it turned out to be the biggest retained of the day at 185 lbs, way to go Ralph that’s a HUGE fish!
But it wasn’t the biggest of the day, just ask Reg who was battling a monster…
With the help of guide Matt Brown they measured the fish out at 80″ and an estimated weight of 275 lbs. In Reg’s own words “we just couldn’t keep it” and sent her back to the depths where she belongs…way to go Reg, a great fish and the right thing to do. To finish off the halibut portion of today’s report Jim got another beauty weighing in at 85lbs he has enough fish and chips to last him the Saskatchewan winter.
On the salmon front clay retained the biggest fish of the day at 25lbs
and Boomer released this fish that measured out to 28lbs
Elan decided the only thing she wanted to take home was a chicken, so Pierre took her to the chicken ranch and pulled her up a made to order 15lber
So that concludes a fabulous day on the water and a great week. With changeover day tomorrow the boys enjoyed a last after dinner drink on the porch and enjoyed the pristine beauty and calm of the Outpost…good night