Saturday, 21 September 2019

super island stars

Peter and Paul sure brought back dinner for everyone at Super Island , in short order.  Both fellows enjoyed learning about the whole picture of where we are, and how it relates to the salmon . It is late September and we are found a bunch of chinooks that will mature a year from now . Nice sizes ,considering they have lots more growing to do . These ones are the tastiest .  This is such a good sign for fishing for 2020.

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 .  Bites are extra exciting when you are holding the rod in a rowboat  , 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 primarily at a range of ages from 3 to 5 . 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 , 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 annually 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 . 

 And this beauty below is 26 pounds , such a great sport experience with grand fish, even when they don't get a trip to the Tyee Club scales . 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

David C brings friends

David has been out with me several times and this time he has brought some friends.  I love how the Chinese traditional cooking makes use of more of the fish . Enjoy . 

Friday, 6 September 2019

Visiting from the other side of the world

Yin lined up fishing for her relatives from Singapore and Australia .  Teik and Chet , Dale and Leanne all loved the whole trip. 

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

ol' buds

 Old buddies Ken, Doug and Bob .  The fellows got together from around the country for a great chat session interrupted by fish biting . 

Monday, 2 September 2019

bring the family and a friend

David brought his family and a friend of the family out to share the fishing experience .

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 for September

 Picking up on one island and delivering to another is an unusual trip .  Eiji joined as the other guide as we moved this social bunch through some fishing on route .