Guide’s Report – June 8th

June 8, 2016 by Duane Foerter3
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Waking up this morning, everything felt right. The sun was shining, the water glistening, and all the boys were in good spirits looking forward to another day fishing in our own Disneyland. We headed to Edenshaw on our eastern fishing grounds, where the fishing has been really consistent the last few days.  So off we went to get into the fish! It was not long after the lines were in the water when the port rod hit. “Fish on!” My guest grabbed the rod and the fight was on!  It was such a scrapper! 5 minutes later it was in the net. Weighing out later at 21 pounds, it was a gorgeous fish! The rest of the morning we landed 7 more, a spectacular morning.

After the guests had lunch on the Driftwood, we headed to Bird Rock 2 on our western fishing grounds. The stories with my guests were so much fun. Like I have always told the younger guides, it’s not about the fishing, they will catch fish for sure, but it’s about the guest experience on the boat first and foremost.  Learning about their lives, the jokes, it’s such a great experience. I was loving it. We were not even paying attention to the rods, when one of the guys asked me what this new noise was he was hearing. I looked over and it was my Islander reel, line screaming off of it!  Another fish on! It was an amazing fight, and the best part was this was going to be a catch and release fish. After popping the hooks out and watching it swim away, we high fived and got right back to the fishing.

By the end of our day we were 12 for 12 landed to the boat. We encountered sea lions, bald eagles, and humpback whales all throughout our day. I have fished and guided in many different places throughout my life, but never have I had an opportunity to experience such a magical place like what we have here at QCL. Great guests, great staff, amazing fishing, great laughs. You really couldn’t ask for anything more. I can’t wait to get out tomorrow and see what great experiences we will have! I guarantee it will be phenomenal.

” A day without fishing is like a day without sunshine”

Randy “the Hitman” Zinck

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3 comments

  • Fred Rayner

    June 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I am from Ontario and already in Calgary for what I here is a trip of a lifetime. I am so much looking forward to this and spending precious time with my amazing son who nearly was taken away from us in a tragic car accident. As I shed a tear writing this I am so thankful for him making this possible. Really can’t wait…

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  • Martin

    June 14, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Really looking forward to this trip. Coming with my father who is 80 years old and he’s excited. I’m curious to know if you have started catching Silver or Coho’s

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  • Duane Foerter

    June 21, 2016 at 2:19 am

    They’ve started showing up over the past week Martin. We had a couple of good-sized schools in the waters just off Cape Naden yesterday, down about 20 feet in 100 feet of water. Sizes are medium small – 5-8 pounds mostly right now. But most anglers are picking up a couple of cohos without actually targeting them.

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