Kingfisher Report – Friday July 4th

July 10, 2014 by Duane Foerter0

It’s hard to believe that June has come and gone and we’re already more than a third of the way through our 24th season!  To summarize, June 2014 has been above average for volume of fish, both salmon and halibut.

Like last year, the abundance of Chinook salmon in the 14 – 20 lb class has created tons of great fishing action. The numbers of larger salmon increased through the month to the point that on last weeks trip we saw 25 Tyees on the dock.  Five fish over 50 pounds up to July 1st is very encouraging too!  Coho showed up in numbers in the 3rd week and from that point on most guests have been able to take their share.

Halibut catches are always pretty reliable in these waters and this month the weather has cooperated on most trips to allow anglers to fish many of the favoured “hali-holes” in depths of 200 feet or more. The results are larger fish on average than we typically see closer to shore, including 55 fish over 50 lbs, 9 of those over 100.

Stay tuned for the latest catch news from this weekend!

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