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The Outpost Report: November 23, 2009

November 23, 2009 | 2804 Views

OUTPOST UPDATE: SNOW, TUNA, EARTHQUAKES AND MORE…

Vancouver is 81 days away from hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics. With global warming and a few dismal snow seasons in a row there was concern over the issue of snow for these Olympics. I think VANOC (the organizing committee) must have horseshoe’s stuffed somewhere because this is what it looks like at Whistler right now…(photo taken yesterday)

November 2009 is in the record books as the “snowiest” November ever! Overnight Whistler received another staggering 50+cm, taking the total for the month to 418cm (13.7 ft). The old record was 416cm. There is another 50-70cm expected over the next 5 days. Whistler is literally getting buried in snow and has 523 cm of cumulative snowfall to date this season. If you’re a downhill skier you’d be in heaven!!!

Speaking of the Olympics, NIL is going to be located under the Granville street bridge as a floating hotel for the month…the story got picked up by the Vancouver Sun this week, have a look…

http://www.canada.com/travel/Fishing+lodge+will+become+hotel+Games/2245581/story.html

NIL commander in chief Todd McIntyre is heading up the project but is currently sunning himself in Mexcio. He’s planned a few days out on the ocean fishing for marlin, tuna and whatever else comes his way but I haven’t heard a “peep” from him. Stay tuned next week for pictures and updates.

OP guide Mike Panz didn’t have to go to
Mexico
to get some warm water fishing. Love that he’s representing in the WCFC overalls…

With brother Myles and dad Steve (both OP guests in 2009) the Panzer division headed west from the town of Uculelet, BC early this fall. Mike had researched satellite images of ocean temperatures and located a spot 50 km offshore of Vancouver Island that looked promising. Over two days the Panz’ boys were into 22 fish that averaged 15 to 28lbs. Here is Steve Panz with a nice fish…

All the fish were caught using “tuna clones” trolled at 5-7 knots in the boat wash. I’m guessing a “Tuna Clone” is that bright yellow-orange-green  “thing-i-ma-gig” in this photo…

These all appear to be BC Albacore tuna, looks like a lot of fun! How about taking me next time Mike? I have no idea how Mike knows how to do this kind of stuff but when it comes to fishing he’s pretty much a “wikipedia”…here are Myles and Mike into a double header.

Thanks for the update Guys!


A word of thanks this week to NIL guest Richard Masef who mentioned us on his business profile…

http://www.yelp.com/biz/vallejo-smog-test-only-center-vallejo

thanks Richard!

There was a significant earthquake in the Queen Charlottes last week. Tuesday, November 17: A magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred at 7:30 a.m. PST near the southern tip of Queen Charlotte Islands region. It was felt across the Queen Charlotte/Haida Gwaii and the North Coast (Terrace/Kitimat) to distances of more than 500 km. There have been no reports of damage. More than one hundred aftershocks have been recorded – the largest was a magnitude 5.5 at 7:37 PST. I wasn’t worried as I’d given Caretaker Pete very specific Tsunami instructions…

Unfortunately these wouldn’t have been followed as caretaker Pete was “dead” asleep through the entire quake and the subsequent lack of any large waves. He awoke to my panicked phone call well rested and oblivious to any danger he might or may not have been in. One of the reasons for this could be the location of the quake…

The quake struck some distance to the southeast of the Outpost and prehaps the Islands shielded Port Louis from anything dramatic. On Further investigation it appears the Queen Charlottes lie directly on a fault line. Have a look at this map showing earthquakes magnitude 2.0 and larger, 1980 – present (the current quake is the red star)…

 

That is a LOT of activity out there, all the more excitement when visiting the Outpost. For more information you can follow the below link…

http://earthquakescanada.nrcan.gc.ca/recent_eq/2009/20091117.1530/index-eng.php

I’ll end off this week with a quiz…the winner will get some kind of mystery prize next summer (so you have to come back to one of the 3 lodges)!
In which northern BC town did I take this photograph?

Part 2 – what language is it written in (extra bonus points for that one)?

That’s it for this week, any comments or questions to kenbeatty@westcoastfishingclub.com.

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