Friday, 28 August 2020
This family caught enough for many great dinners, and released the big ones as required. We all get involved in the procedure which is contributing to salmon science by taking a small tissue clip from the trailing edge of the tail and measuring for length. The tissue sample is checked for DNA which identifies the fishes home river system. We handle them in specific ways, and you can see the fishes head goes into water as we record his length, and then in short order it is released.
This one measured out to be about 30 lbs. , so we are calling it a Tyee.
Thursday, 27 August 2020
Cameron Neufield is the inventor and maker of Spirit Lures . He was in the area with his family and squeezed in an evening fishing. In spite of science, women seem to be luckier .
I really have had great success with the Loonie Spoons . I wrote a blog post about them in January .
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
Jordan brought his Dad to share the Tyee style rowboat fishing. These are all wonderful fish and a big kick to land one on the simple light tackle. These guys are hooked on this fishing and coming again next year. It gets dark quickly, but we are fishing very nearby.
Monday, 24 August 2020
Saturday, 22 August 2020
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
A large hake grabbed the salmon plug and then had his tail bitten off by a dogfish shark on the way in. We don't catch hake very often, which is interesting, because they have sharp predator teeth and big eyes for hunting, and while they are usually deep, we are often fishing deep, too. Maybe they are smarter than salmon ? Did I say that out loud ?