CH Report: Sun is Shining & Good Times Are Being Had! – July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021 | 1043 Views
The sun is finally shining and the weather has changed into a summer like pattern today. We put the slickers away and gum boots optional, as we started a new trip here at the Clubhouse.
I am not going to lie here, the last week has been tougher around here to locate the chinook salmon in any numbers. We had huge tides with the full moon and were inundated with massive water columns of jelly fish. Every time you checked your bait there was more often than not jelly on the hooks. Of course this hindered catching, so guides were kept hopping rod to rod maintaining clean baits and gear.
My last trip I fished with Mark Zivot and Karen Gosbee, and I have to admit, I was not on them. Chinook fishing was very slow for us, out on ten WEST BANK! Weather was tough, but we found a couple eaters to take home. Below are a couple pictures of Mark and Karen.
The last trip was a little better on the chinook front. I was out fishing with Alexander and Juergen Schuetz, and we fished the Bowel hard and did find most of our chinooks there. We looked around a bit and did find a few at. Gunia, as well as offshore PILLAR. All of our chinook were hit shallow, including those out in three hundred feet of water. We also had great luck trolling up some nice halibut in the mid twenty size range.
Below are a few pictures of our trip. No huge fish, but quite nice eaters as Juergen reminded me often lol.
The bowel area has been the most consistent area for salmon…and if you watch your sounder and see this display, you most likely will see a rod buckle. 40 feet has been a consistent depth and here you see a couple kings rising up the water column and about to take a tasty cut plug.
Next up we have Jackson Jane about to slip the bag around a nice chinook in the Bowel.
After a hard day, searching for tyee,which he often finds, here is Brent with two of his best customers relaxing and making plans for tomorrow’s fishery.
Finally, we do have an eagle here in the Bowel, keeping a watchful eye out for any tossed herring or cut plugs, always one of my highlights and favourite sightings.
So today we had a short fishery, the weather mellowed, and fish are returning. I heard Bud and his guest found a 31 lb specimen, Brent released a 33lb tyee with guest Chris P., a 29 lber, and lots of our boats had low twenties aboard. So as tides slow down, I fully expect a good shot of chinook on the way. The coho seem to average under ten lbs at the moment, the halibut fishing is always good. A final note, we all hope the jelly fish say goodbye soon lol.
Thanks to all guests supporting us this year and visiting this beautiful place up at Langara we call home for five months a year. It is safe to say we all missed it last season,and we missed our guests, many whom we fish with with year after year.the guides all look forward to getting you out there enjoying what we love to do, fishing Langara and the surrounding waters, see you soon!