OP Report: Greetings from Port Louis! – July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 | 902 Views
Hello from Port Louis!
It’s been a while and we apologize for the delay – the fishing has been keeping us very busy! That being said, we’ll waste no time and jump right into our report.
If you haven’t heard, Shawn Crawford has taken over The Outpost as our new General Manager. Shawn is well-known at The Clubhouse as one of our most requested guides for the past 15 years, where he helped deliver the first-class service WCFC is known for. As a past executive chef at one of British Columbia’s premier golf destinations, Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, Shawn’s experience in the service industry has spanned over three decades. He brings a unique blend of hospitality and fishing knowledge to Port Louis and guests have been thoroughly impressed thus far.
On the fishing front, the season began with great weather and even better groups of guests. Fishing started off strong with guides finding 15-20 fish in the high teens to high twenties per guest per shift – it doesn’t get much more fun than that! The first tyees of the season were caught and released by the Lewis group – congratulations to Jeff on his 34lb tyee!
On the Knelson group trip, it was all about the ladies with Julie and Carole landing 41 and 30lb tyees! Nice work ladies. Guest, Erik reeled in the perfect halibut with a weight of 78lbs.
Weather has been quite mild this season with not a lot of rain. Whales have been off the charts with daily sightings by guests.
The Outpost is now at the halfway point and Shawn has reported steady fishing conditions with mid-twenties being the average take-home size. Cohos are showing an average weight of 10lbs – very similar to the size being caught at The Clubhouse.
That’s it for now, but we’ll do our best to keep you updated on a more frequent basis.
The West Coast Fishing Club