Sunday, 15 September 2019

rowing notes


This year was an exceptionally good year for action in the rowboats .  However , the fish were mostly of the average sizes .  That is fantastic excitement , but it didn't make for a big count on the Tyee Club roster , for which the minimum to register is 30 pounds .

Chinook mature at a range of ages from 2 to 5 or 6 .  So, the optimistic fisherman in me projects that we should have a great return next year of sibling chinooks that stayed at sea a year longer and will return bigger .




I got in on some more rowboat fishing in a personal way , in addition to guiding . 
Shamra has been rowing me because she wants to row me to a Tyee.  It is a rare and good experience for me to be holding the rod for a change.  We mostly got out in evenings after both of us had finished our day jobs. 


We had some good action at times , considering you don't usually expect a lot of action , and released a few .  One of them was big enough to take a really good look at before deciding it was certainly less than 30 pounds, and then releasing it. 


One of my short fish stories of the season was rowing with Scott .  He struck the fish immediately and we had the fish on the line for a short time before it came free. The brazed ring holding the hook had broken .  Rats !  That never happens . 




 A couple of highlights of the season were the fun rowing days with Dave , who makes the trek from California , and fishing as buddy boats with Toby and Rich .



 And we are all happy for the success of our pals with Trevor rowing Scott into the Tyee club . 






Sunday, 1 September 2019

Trevor rows Scott into the THE CLUB


Congratulations Scott and Trevor  !    These buddies have been working at this, and what a beautiful Tyee to put Scott into the Club.  That Tyee Pin looks good on you , pal . 


Super Start September