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