The Outpost-The 2013 OP Season
September 7, 2013 | 2283 Views
It is hard to believe that I left The Outpost just eight days ago, it feels like an eternity. After 93 consecutive days at The OP, 73 days with guests in house, the 2013 Outpost season has come to an end. Loads of great fish were caught, many memories created and rivalries fuelled.
The salmon fishing was hot right from the get go and remained steady until our last guests left. Yesterday, I received an email from a biologist and he said they released 3 times their limit two days ago, they are still around!!
Here are some pics to recap the season!!
Here is Bill and Smylie Mylie with one of the bigger fish from the summer, a great 40lb chinook! I cant forget to mention it was the derby winner!!
Ray and Brian had a great day on the salt chuck catching a full limit of salmon for the day and a few rock fish to boot!
The Kimberly homes group had a great trip, everyone caught fish!!
Debbie and Larry caught lots of fish and some monstrous halis with their guide Pappa D.
Ron and Gordon with a pair of Tyees. Gordon went home with 3 tyees this trip, a 31, 33, and 34!!
Bob and Kathryn had a great time at The OP this year! I think Kathryn even took home the bragging rights between the two of them this year with two Tyees!!
Here I am with Alex with the big one for the year, We released this 43 lber to swim another day!
Smilie Mylie with another lucky angler with a great looking fish!
Chef Paul had a great day fishing with his Dad and good friend Tara!
Chris and his Dad John had a few greats days of fishing. It is always fun to be able to fish with you Dad!
Hagen holds this nice Hatchery fish. I think we caught more hatchery fish this year than compared to past year! Hagen released all the fish he caught, nice to keep them swimming!!
Onto the hali program! This year we caught some monsters and loads of perfect keeper size halis.
Here is Steve, Sammy and angler Scott who caught the biggest one of the year, it measured 83″ in length which on the charts is about 320lbs!! What a massive fish!
Just another 200+ lber!!
I like these photos where we have some perspective on how big they actually are. This is your standard canoe paddle!!
John with a nice Hali.
Had to throw this picture in again!! Ray “The Ling King” Wong holding a yummy ling!!
The brothers playing chicken to see who’s lips would actually come in contact with the slimy hali!!
Chef Paul and Stephanie created some spectacular food. They foraged for mushrooms and addled a west coast flair to each dish! I will try to describe each dish but will not do them any justice.
Sautéed Wild Mushrooms
House Smoked Salmon with Squash and Raspberries.
Beef Wellington with Smoked Fingerling Potatoes and Morels.
Hannah about about to serve a spectacular soufflé.
I should really do another blog exclusively for wildlife shots but here are a few of the best.
The Sunfish. We saw lots this summer, such a strange looking fish.
Humpbacks having fun!! It is always an amazing site.
These next few photos are some that just had to be included.
Sammy cooking some salmon over the fire, this is how the natives traditionaly cooked fish over an open flame.
Pappa D and Johnny caught and landed this Salmon Shark!!
A few gentlemen decided it would be fun to see what 54 degree water actually feels like!!!
On one of the last days the crew went up and spent the day on a beach, lounging around a camp fire, surfing, and relaxing!
Lastly what you have all been waiting for…… The Epic Krud Battles!!!!
Pappa D making a Jedi shot!!
Kenny B made a guest appearance but could not quite take the victory! He lost to Dewie, needles to say everyone was elated that Kenny lost!!!
Sammy with one of his many wins!
We had a few guest wins this summer, Jamie was one of them!!
Toward the end of the season I finally got into the swing of things and managed to squeak a few wins!
Jordan and Sammy boy took home the bragging rites, they each won 4 games. Next year is a new year and I am sure all returning staff with be chomping at the bit to win a game or two. To all guests, practice up and if you need a refresher on the rules email me and I will give you the rules and some ticks of the trade!!!
I couldn’t decided which sunset is more beautiful so I just thought I would add both!
I hope everyone who has followed The OP blog this summer has enjoyed reading, I have had fun writing and look forward to continuing next year. Until then remember to look every week or two for Heathers updates on how the winter in Port Louis is going.
Tight lines and have a good winter