Friday, 28 August 2020

Some to release , some to keep

 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 slips in a bit of family fishing

 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

This fish kept us up late .

  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

Scott loves the Tyee rowboat fishing

 Scott loves the mornings in a rowboat . He is pretty deadly on the hook-up.  Nice bright fish .  

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

you might catch the darndest things

  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 ? 

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Scott and Trevor boat a bright fish

 It is a special feeling to do it all in a rowboat .   Great teamwork Trevor and Scott !  Nice bright fish ! 

Monday, 3 August 2020

Scott and Sean

 Father and son team, Scott and Sean, looking for the big one downtown . 

young pilots

  It is super easy to get here if you fly yourselves for an afternoon fishing. 

Saturday, 1 August 2020

Sharing the fun

     Sharing the fun .  

A pair of humpback whales surprised us . We don't want to be close at all .