Kingfisher Report for July 14th

July 14, 2015 by Duane Foerter0

At the midpoint of the 2015 season it’s nice to see the big Tyees starting to roll into our fishing grounds! We’ve enjoyed all the amazing action of thousands of feeder Springs over the past several weeks – a quality fishery that will be talked about for years – but it sure is nice to see those truly awesome giants over forty pounds!

The weekend started off with a bang as Tom T. boated a stunning fish at Klashwun Pt. with guide Torsten Novak that tipped the scale at 42 pounds.  Eric P. and his guide Oliver Massey showed up at the Bell Ringer with a stockier fish that actually weighed exactly the same – 42 lb.  Seeing big fish on the dock on the first evening sure gets anglers riled up for some exciting fishing through the weekend!  Out on the Driftwood, anchored in the sweet spot at Bird One, Bill H. landed a stunning fish on Saturday that came to the scale at 47 pounds. Fellow DW angler Roberto F. boated a 48 pounder at B-Two first thing Saturday morning with assistance from Fishmaster Clay Novak.  Those are awesome fish guys – Congratulations!

Sunday morning found Coady D. fishing with his family off the wall at Bird Rock when he hooked up with a heavy fish that gave him quite a tussle, especially since it became foul-hooked part way through the battle.  But after 20 minutes his Dad was able to get the net under it and their cheers could be heard from Parker Point!  After carefully taping it out to 47 pounds, Coady turned the big silver giant back and finally took a breath in the realization of what he’d just experienced – the fish of a lifetime that he’ll remember forever!  Great job and thanks for letting that big fish go!

We saw several nice halibut on the dock, a number of them in the 40 to 60 pound class.  And the Coho numbers have been increasing steadily over the past couple of weeks with most anglers now finding their limit for the trip.  The Fishburn guys, fishing with guide Matt Brown, enjoyed some memorable halibut catches, releasing 90 and 120 pounders before boating a hefty 55 to take home!

This week we’re enjoying light variable winds, scattered rain squalls and flat water.  Temps have dropped down somewhat to about 17 degrees.  But looking ahead to the weekend, the northwesterlies will return with sunshine and temperatures rising to 23 degrees.  Back to the beach for the crew and some blue skies and surfy seas for the anglers!

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