With the change in the weather seems to have come a change in the fishing! The stretch of northwesterly winds that have dominated the region for the past week or so have given way to variable southerlies for the weekend. Cloudy skies and calm waters may have been a factor in the nice bump in our Tyee count yesterday!
The bell was ringin’ pretty steadily last night as happy anglers returned with their final catch for the trip. Darris M topped the salmon chart this week with a beautiful 48 pounder boated at Klashwun Point; Brian Clive at the helm. In the same boat his partner Peter B landed a 35 so they both had some fun with the Tyee bell! Along with some other nice fish in the 30’s we saw some pretty chunky halibut caught on Thursday. Yannick D pulled up and released a big slab that taped out to 121 lb. while Marty H found the sweet spot with a 133 cm fish that came in at just under 69 pounds. Excellent work guys. Glenn N found a 55 pounder and Kyle M hung a 51 on the scale before cracking that bell 5 times. Nice big fish, now all perfectly portion-packed, that will be enjoyed with friends and family many times in the months to come!
While the weekend looks pretty calm and a little grey (we’re happy to receive a bit of liquid sunshine), the forecast for next week should see the trend continue until moderate westerlies return on Wednesday. Tides are very moderate right now without the major swings that dominated the fishing activity last week. We’re looking forward to see if the numbers of larger salmon continue to climb as we move into the second week of July – already!