Kingfisher Report – June 25th

June 25, 2013 by Elyse Hebert0

The big news from the weekend was a continuation of recent trips, delivering calm ocean conditions and plenty of fish and wildlife. The healthy and diverse ecosystem continues to support some fantastic fishing in our waters, which is evident by the huge smiles on our guests and their full boxes of fish.

The dock bell continues to ring loud and clear, and on this past three day weekend trip we heard it thirteen times! David Lefevre scored the biggest Chinook of the trip, at a weight of 41lbs. A close second was Blake Langford, with his 38lb Chinook; and both of these prime animals were released to swim another day. Blake Langford bagged a second tyee of 34lbs, while Darcy Hansen and Brent Lipinski also netted a pair of tyees each. Steve Mansell, Joseph Pacione, John Lepinski, Brodie Fraser and Bill Rockney also took their turns at the bell to the applause of guests and staff alike at the Bell Ringer.

The Coho fishery is now apparently in full swing, and we have been seeing some nice sized fish to boot.  Many of our anglers went home with their 8 salmon possession limit, topping up their catch with Coho salmon, which typically arrive a little later in the season.  This unseasonably early showing of great numbers of coho is another positive sign of things to come this summer!

Halibut continues to make up most of our ground fish catch. Of note was a healthy 44lb specimen taken by Steven Philips, who received a silver halibut pin for his prize. Congratulations Steven!

June has proven to be a month full of amazing fishing, adventure and fun; a big thank you goes out all of our guests and staff for a wonderful start to the season!

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