Kingfisher Report for July 28th

July 28, 2015 by Duane Foerter0

Light to moderate westerly’s through much of the past week have turned out excellent fishing opportunities for QCL guests.  We’ve been doing very well at all the favourite spots; Klashwun Pt., Eagle Rock and Bird One have been producing steadily for both Chinook and Coho.  Fishing halfway down in 70 feet of water, anchovies, spoons and herring have produced equally.  The late stages of the flood tide have been especially good at Bird 2 and Cape Naden.  Approaching the first of August one change that we’re noticing is pockets of pink salmon; it is one of those years when we should see lots of them!

The Bell Ringer has certainly been a rockin’ place these days with lots of big fish either coming to the scale or being reported as released!  Young Henry P. followed up his 40 pound catch last week by releasing a big beauty on Thursday that taped out to 46 pounds!  How many 10 year olds have caught two Tyees over 40?  Wow!  Great job Henry and Scott!  Manitoban angler Roland M. had the good karma going for him (along with a good guide in Jackson Jane!) last week, releasing a 37 lb. Tyee on Tuesday, a 42 pounder on Wednesday and finishing off with a 38 pound release on Thursday!  Magnificent fishing Roland!  Thanks for taking the lead in our catch & release efforts!

Sunday seemed to bring in a whole new run of Chinooks and QCL anglers really ramped it up in response.  We saw several nice Tyees in the thirty’s and lots of perfect 20-somethings to take home!  Bruno G boated a 40 pounder, Norm D landed a 42 and Mike H released a stunning fish that taped out to 44 pounds!  The moderate tides and flat seas on Sunday created perfect conditions for halibut hunting and our guests soaked it all up!  Ten fish over 80 pounds were caught and released on the mid-day slack with lots of awesome keepers in the 30 to 60 pound class coming back to the dock.  Biggest fish of the day was monster reeled up by Trevor H. that measured 77 inches for a weight of 244 pounds!  Dustin M recorded a big catch on Friday that scored 234 with a length of 76 inches! Other huge catches on Sunday included a 198 for Matt B., a 180 for Aaron J., and a 120 for Aaron R.!  A couple of our lady anglers, Sharma C and Darlene S-F, did a great job hauling up an 87 pounder to the top for photos before turning it back as well!  It’s amazing to see these huge fish at the boat and to be able to release them so successfully!  Well done guys & gals!

Tune in tomorrow for this week’s fishing report!

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