Al's birthday is the excuse for a getaway for Al and Holli. They've come up from the American side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca , not far from Victoria really, to see what;s up with this Campbell River fishing that they have heard about. Al has been a skipper for big sportfishing boats in Alaska and Hawaii. (Yikes, no pressure here.) It was a fine day for all. Those early fish are going to be so tasty.
Here's a 7 1/2 inch herring from the stomach of one of the fish. That's good stuff for growing chinooks . We've see the humpback whales again recently, probably because they are chowing on the same big herring.