Friday, 21 July 2017

Jason's morning

Jason is interested in all the details of salmon fishing.  Farming on the prairies leaves some room for learning about the coast.  Bonus to the fishing, he caught two fine chinooks and a lingcod , which is his limit for those fish. Enjoy the good eats with your family !. 

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Michael and Beth, with Steve and Bessie

Michael and Beth and I have been fishing together since the mid 1980s.  So that is about 30 years of annual pilgrimages from their home in the Okanogan.  For the last three years or so, Steve and Bessy have joined in , and Bessie has earned the reputation of catching the largest fish. 
In the recent few years, Dolphins Resort has become the venue of choice for this crew and their two days of fishing. Great accommodations, great food, great view, they love the staff, and Dolphins understands sportfishing, which helps for fish processing and details like boat lunches . 

Beth escapes the photos at the dock, but she held up this hatchery marked coho for this photo. I forgot my camera on day one when we had bigger fish , but who wants to hold up the bigger fish anyways ? 

Buddy Boat Brant did a great guiding job. 
See you all next year ! 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Sotsols return again

 These Sotsols have been returning for over 30 years !!   Well,  JB isn't old enough for that, he's the next generation,  but the original crew has been returning annually like the salmon, and the seasons, since the mid 1980s.  Many of the originals have departed to the happy fishing grounds.  Here we all are again , enjoying each other's company, basking in the surroundings, and enjoying all the fish ,while hoping for a really big one. 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Check this fishing out Cuz

 Ron invited his cousin Ed to come out and experience salmon fishing.  Ron has been spending summers in these parts for years , avoiding the Arizona summer heat.  Ed comes from Mid -west walleye fishing,  which is quite different , isn't it !   That was a busy afternoon fellas.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Extended family , multi trips

 There's Rich and Selina with their boys Jesse and Aiden, from Vancouver.  They are here because of a wonderful lucky contact I had with Stan and Silvia, of Salt Spring Island. 

And of course , there's Mimi. 

Two days with this extended family , we made four half day trips, with various combinations of people. I enjoyed each and every one. 
 Thanks Silvia and Stan, for setting up this whole crew. . 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Kevin and Doug

Kevin brought his Dad,  Doug,  out with him from Alberta to share a great fishing trip.  Originally planning two half day mornings, we snuck in an evening short trip to begin it all.  Doug was at the top of his game. 

Hey, the catch from Day 2 and Day 3 look so identical I had to look up the photo spec history to make sure these photos were different days ,  
 See you next year ! 

Bob and Karen, zip

No photo for Bob and Karen. This could happen. On an afternoon fill-in, between mornings that brought in 3 chinooks, nothing caught this afternoon. Are mornings always better ?  No. But today it was so. I gave them a discount and an offer of a free hour next time, because I got sucked into a tacky crowd , not up to usual standard of experience.