CH Report: The Fish Have Arrived On Schedule – June 15, 2021
June 15, 2021 | 1885 Views
We are all excited with the coming season opening date, July 1. Preparations continue up at Langara and the staff are busy with the usual preseason set up duties. Boats are arriving to the dock daily under Paul and Tucker’s guidance and things are very much looking like a lodge again. Although May was a bit of a damp one up on the island June is proving to be very nice so far, light winds and calm seas, just about perfect.
Guides are arriving weekly and these guides are out daily now testing the waters, so through them I scratched a quick report here on the chinook fishery, and I have a couple pictures forwarded today from Tucker and Paul who have reported to me fishing appears very good.
First up is guide Paul, who spent a short evening fish out at Coho Point with Kim, who works in The Clubhouse. Kim angled the fish which appeared to be in the mid twenties, caught on the usual cut plug herring. This was the last week of May and the early gang in camp were excited with the first chinook of the season. Paul and Kim reported a decent evening chinook bite and that proved to be motivation for others to get out.
Tucker Marshall was out next and grabbed the first tyee of the season he released at the boat side, a 31 lber. This fish was taken right off the pin at Coho Point. Tucker was out solo, rainy evening, could not pull anyone off the couch. Of course he had no camera on him, so we take his word on it lol. Nothing more fun than a solo tyee!
So the gang checked out the area and had great results, mostly up the east side of Langara. Lots of smaller low teens Tucker reports, busy rods.
DJ arrived last Monday, June 7, and of course the first thing he did was rig a boat and head out with Paul. Beautiful weather, flat calm, and in short order DJ cranked in a high twenties chinook out off Coho point, again on the cut plug herring. Nice start to the year for DJ, and Paul seems to be putting the set up crew some quality fishing.
The guides are reporting to me daily on what is happening, and things sound exciting up there. Jordan and the crew now have the docks in order, the boats in place, and The Clubhouse just about ready for 2021.
The only thing we are now awaiting is guests, and obviously that will be exciting for guests and staff alike. The fish have arrived on Schedule, all things point towards an exciting July 1 opening.
On behalf of the guides and all the hard working set up crew, we look so forward to opening day.
Head guide, Clubhouse
Mike Tonnesen, aka Screamer