Michael and Beth are more than regulars. Through fishing we have become friends for years. From Penticton, they are both very, very involved in B.C. tourism and the hotel industry, and travel widely. So, this time they brought their friends Ron and Carol from Arizona, to introduce them to this part of the world, and salmon fishing.
I lined up my friend Harley as the other guide, and he also is very involved in BC tourism. He has been salmon fishing forever. He is an educator by profession, and it shows in his approach to guiding.
A bonus, unusual sighting today, was a large shark that made two passes close to Harley's boat. Estimated at 5 to 6 feet in length this may have been a Salmon Shark , which is a close relative of the Great White. And another bonus was a Humpback Whale in our path in the channel on our way back in. We give it lots of room, to observe , but not disturb it.
It was windy this trip , but we worked with it , and although fishing in the stiff breeze was not representative of most fishing trips, a great time was had by all.