Hello everyone! We hope you’re having a wonderful July so far. This past week, our crew was a group of old and new friends including John Komes, owner of Flora Springs Winery in the Napa Valley and his wife Carrie, as well as Jody and Sean, and Chris and Debra. Jack and Cyndi Sparacio also joined us again for one final year of fishing with the Sund family. Jack has come to the lodge almost every single year that Dave has owned it. Marianne and Neill, close friends of Dave and Sally, also joined us. Don brought up Will and Bill, and Paul brought up his buddies Ken, Brook, Alan and Ed. We had a ton of fun fishing with these guys, and learned SO much about wine! As soon as these guys and gals got up the the main lodge after getting off the plane, Jody had to get inside and see her big fish that is on the wall in the dining room! She caught it 12 years ago with guide Roland out in Mitchell Bay right across from a rock on the beach now referred to as “Jody’s Rock” by the guides. It weighed 54 pounds, and is now up in the dining room right between our two big tables! Jody was set on getting another big fish, and she did end up being queen for the night after reeling in the biggest fish on the first afternoon weighing in at 17lbs! Our burger boat day was fantastic, and it was warm and sunny all day long! This group started a bet on the first day, and the biggest fish of each day got take home some $$, and the biggest of the trip got to take home even more. Will ended up winning on the second day with a 23 pounder, and his buddies didn’t do too bad either, bringing in some good size nookies with J-Bar, along with a kelp bong that was used by many on the back deck during the evening! Sean got a nice 20lber with captain Smitty, and Conan’s boat was once again on fire! This crew got to use their new earnings in a few games of pukwanna on the back deck in the evening. We enjoyed a lovely beach bistro on lizard point, and although the fishing slowed a bit and Paul lost an absolute hawg on Jacob’s boat, Cyndi made it into the big fish chair with a nice 22 pounder! On the last morning, fishing picked up a bit again and Chris picked up a 20 on Benny’s boat, and Debra caught a coho! We had a lot of fun with this group, and we hope you enjoyed your stay!Click here to see photos from this trip!Read More ›
Hey everyone, happy Thursday! Heres a little twist on the blog for this group.
We’ve just said goodbye to an awesome group of guests,
as soon as they hit the dock, they were ready to put our guides to the test.
We had the Lancaster/Sargent family come join us again from Cali,
and they brought the Okomoto family up to rally.
The Russell brothers also came up to reunite,
and finally let one of the ladies, Jocelyn, join the trip but she had to fight!
Mike, Kayla and Anye joined us again,
along with their buddy Terry and they fished with Ben.
Colin Chandler, who came up when he was an early teen,
returned again and brought his 90 year old Grandma Flo back to be queen.
The sun was shining, the rain stayed away,
this crew caught a ton of fish that the guides filleted.
On the first day Nolan got a 19lber but he lost to grandma Flo,
because she came into the dock with a 23 in tow!!
At dinner we celebrated Canada Day,
and Chef Dan makes sure its nothing but gourmet.
We also had our first couple of burger boat bites,
and little Karly’s lines sure were tight.
She is one of the youngest here to join the tyee club,
and 5 year old Brady wanted to celebrate by going to the rub pub!
Craig also caught a tyee and had an awesome day on the water,
and the next couple days the fishing was even hotter.
The 5 Russell brothers got a few nice ones too,
We are so glad you guys came, it was nice to see you!
The guides are so glad you all went home with fish,
we hope this trip was everything you’ve ever dreamed and wished!
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Hey everyone! Here’s a little update on our second week of the season. This week we had Bruce and Lisa Barlean, the new owners, come up as guests with a group of friends. The Hester family also joined us, and we got to celebrate their wedding anniversary with them! We also had Joel and Liu join us from Chicago. The fishing was unreal for this group, and our guides got all of our guests into fish. The weather was a little chilly on the first day – as you can see from the picture of our server Emily bundled up in as many jackets as she could find! Right off the bat Jan hooked into a 21lber which got her the queen’s chair. Lem was really into the black bass and brown bombers the whole trip- he loves fish tacos!! The next day started with a sprinkle of wet stuff from the sky but the water was like glass. The crew hit the water early in the am and captain Conan left the dock with a gut feeling that today was going to be his day. Sure enough, the fish hit early and he limited out Liu and Joel with chinook in the high 20’s! Lem decided he had enough black bass to make tacos for the year so he decided to go ahead and try salmon. He lucked out and picked up a beauty 24lber and Mark got an 18! On the 3rd day, the guys couldn’t keep the fish off! We had a total of 16 chinook hit the dock, and we also had our first ling cod of the summer come in by Joel! Mike, Ben and Jan all brought in heavy fish, including Jan’s 30lb TYEE! On Jacob’s boat Onyawn and Angela caught two 10lbers, and DJ pulled in a 32 while there was a black bear on the beach right beside them, a humpback between their boat and the beach, and eagles flying overhead. Such and amazing experience! Kristen, Lem and Bruce also had an awesome day with Jason in the “responder” and they caught a few nice high teeners. The fishing stayed hot and we had an UNREAL last day on the water! Karynn got a nice 23 with our new guide Jake Jr. and Stacie got her first salmon ever weighing in at 14lbs! Todd finally got his big fish weighing in at 20lbs! We had an awesome trip, and it was so nice to see some familiar faces and meet the Hester’s and Joel and Liu. Thank you all for coming to fish with us! Click here to see photos from this trip!Read More ›
The second trip of the season has come and gone already! This crew of mixed friends and families had a great time on the water and the ladies showed the guys how to fish! We had Chantal in the chair on the first night after reeling up a beauty 18 pounder with Smitty. We had a great time on the back deck the first couple of nights, and our serving staff learned a few things about farming, chickpeas, crossfit with Alex, travelling, and a ton of life advice. Smitty’s boat also caught the first halibut of the season, weighing in at 27lbs. Nice one Dean! Joann was queen for the night after catching an 18lber with captain Jay. Steve and Ted brought matching 15 pounders into the dock. The next day was super exciting when the ladies on Jacob’s boat hooked into a good one. The other rod got tangled up, so Chantal was left to fight the big one all her own while Jacob untangled the lines. She did it like a pro even though it was her first time salmon fishing! These guys showed up at the dock and hooked the fish onto the scale to reveal a whopping 37 pound chinook!! NEW BIG FISH CONTEST LEADER!! Congratulations to Chantal for joining the tyee club, and for stealing the lead from Lance’s 36lber from last trip. For those who haven’t heard yet, there is a big fish contest this year. Whoever gets the largest salmon of the season gets a free trip back next season, and 2nd place is 50% off, and 3rd is 30% off. On the last morning of the trip, Ted and Christi had a good morning with Randy. They reeled in a 15, a 14 and an 11lber for their freezers! All our guests left with fish, and our staff had a great time. Thank you all so much for coming- see you upstream.Click here to see photos from the trip!Read More ›
Hello to all Sund’s lodge blog followers, we are back up and running!! We are all so excited to be back to fishin’ and to see you all this summer! We have mostly the same staff as last year except for a new server, Emily. We also have 2 new guides, Conan and Jake. We are excited for you to met them! We’ve kicked off the 2017 season with a great group of guys from down south in the states! The fish were biting right off the bat, and Dave Sund described our first few days of fishing as the best start to any season he can remember. This group was hosted by Williams Company, and they brought their gas and oil friends up to fish. As soon as the boats kicked off the dock the first afternoon, the lines were tight. Richard pulled in a 22 pounder, and John was close behind with a nice 20 pounder. Tyler hauled in a beauty 12 pounder, and lets not forget about Dick’s quillback that he’s going to take home for fish tacos! The next 2 days of fishing were unbelievable. Every guest caught fish on Day 2, with a monster coming off of guide Roland’s boat. Lance caught his first ever chinook, and it was the biggest we’ve seen in awhile even after he and his fishing partner slept in. Lance takes the lead in this years big fish contest with his 36 pound chinook!! John and Richard killed it again with Jacob with a couple nice nookies in the high teens, and Jason’s guys Mark and Ray also limited out! Cody pulled up a nice coho, and the guys enjoyed a night of the dice game “3 dots” and maybe a few too many celebratory shots after their fantastic day of fishing. Day 3 of fishing was also pretty hot, and Tom and Lance caught their limits, and Cody got a 20 and 25 pounder with captain Smitty! David and Chad also limited out on nookies with captain Conan. It was a good day all around. Tom and David had a great last morning with Rolly, and they managed to limit out and fill the freezer with some nice high teeners! It was a great trip, and although their were only 12 people, these guys filled the dining room with laughter and it was quite the party! Click here to see photos!
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We had an awesome group come and visit us for our last group of the season! Where did the summer go! These guys had an awesome time fishin’, and the hotspot for the trip wasn’t a far run from our dock. The big fish of the trip was a 28lber caught by Kevin on Jake’s boat. These guys had unbelievable luck that morning, hooking into some beauties that were suspected to be in the tyee range. They only ended up boating a couple, but Kevin’s was well worth the fight! The next day, there was a 3 way tie for big fish, all weighing in at 15lbs! The last day was lucky for Jeran, as he brought in the only fish caught! Thank you for a spectacular end to our summer, we had a blast with you guys! Tight lines 🙂
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Its been a wet week, but a good one with good company! Mike and Alyson Lynch joined us from Edmonds, as well as Chuck and Betty from Kelowna, and Sheri and Dave from the Seattle area. Bruce Barlean is back again with his friends Dick, Uriah and Wes. The rain held off for the first afternoon fish and Dick, AKA the codfather, came home an assortment of cod fish. Betty killed it with a 14lber, and Wes brought home a chum bucket. The second day lunch got rained out, but the fish were biting! Everyone came back to the lodge with fish! Wesley and Dick picked up a few in the high teeners with Jason, and Uriah got a 25 pounder and Bruce got a 23 with Jacob! Alyson beat Mike by a few pounds when she reeled up a 20lber, and Mike brought in a 12 with captain Smitty! Nice one Aly 🙂 We enjoyed a nice dinner in the dining room with the sound of rain on the roof. The crew on Keith’s boat loaded up with chinook in the high teens and a few rockfish! Burger boat day was beautiful, and the rain held off long enough for these guys to haul in a few slabs. Bruce picked up a 20, and Dick got a 18.5lber. Dave and Aly got a 11 and a 12lber with Jake! Change over morning was a beautiful one, and we woke up to a clear starry sky. These guys were so eager to hit the water that they were up far before dawn, which is at about 6:20am now. Chuck picked up a 23lber to end the trip, and Uriah and Dave almost tied with a 18lber and a 19. Thank you all for coming, we had a wonderful time fishin’ with you 🙂Read More ›
A big thanks to Tim & Cheri, Rick, Ron & Allan from the Seattle area, as well as Matt, David, Brad R. and Brad A. from Vancouver for joining us this weekend for some fishing! These guys arrived at the dock on beautiful sunny day and were eager to get their lines wet! The first few hours started out a little slow, but Tim and Cheri managed to catch and release a duck! The two Brad’s were on fire on the second day of the trip, and all together they pulled in 16, 19 and 20lb chinookies! Allan caught a 18lb slab with Jacob, and Mick got a 13 and Ron got a 16! Tim got the biggest of the day weighing in at 22lbs, and Cheri caught a linger! Not too shabby! The good luck kept going for these guys the next day on Keith’s boat when they reeled in 16, 8 and 19 pounders! Brad was crowned king that night for his 21lber. Allan, Mick and Ron took a turn from the salmon slayers to the cod fathers on the last day of the trip when they came home with a fish box full of rock cod! Tim got a beauty 15lb slab, and Brad ended the trip with a nice pink salmon for the BBQ! Although the fishing started out a little spotty, and we had a little liquid sunshine fall from the sky, we hope you guys had as much fun as we did! Thanks for coming 🙂Read More ›
Another great trip for the books! This week we had the Spiegel family come to stay with us from Toronto and Florida, and also Erich joined us for the second time this season along with his father-in-law Paul! We had a great trip that started out a little slow on the fishing side, but these guys enjoyed some beautiful weather after the fog cleared each morning! Benn was fishing on Keith’s boat on the first afternoon and got into a beauty 22lber which earned him the kings chair and following close behind was Sam’s 15lber! The burger boat brought a bite to Jacob’s boat, and Peter hooked into a 21lb screamer that took a few runs before they were able to net it and bring it in. Erich got a 20 on Jason’s boat, and Paul got a 14. Gary got a huge hali weighing in at 37lbs! We had a lovely beach bistro in the fog, and Jeff got a beauty 16lb chum on Jacob’s boat! Keith’s boat loaded up with a few nookies in the high teeners/low 20’s, and Sam got a beauty halibut just minutes after putting his lines in the water which weigh in at 40lbs! His uncle Robert claims he caught a bigger halibut years ago at Sund’s Lodge but no one from his family or the lodge seems to remember. Did it really happen?? I don’t think they’ve come to an agreement yet 😉 Pete was on fire throughout the whole trip, and had the kings chair two nights at dinner, but we wasn’t finished yet! The last morning he fished out of Jason’s boat, and hooked into another good screamer! This one weighed in at 26lbs. Mr. S had patience throughout the whole trip, which payed off on the last morning on Jake’s boat when he got an 18lb chinook! We had an awesome trip with you guys, thank you so much for coming! Tight lines 🙂Read More ›
Hello Sunshine! We’re finally getting some summer weather around here! Its been mostly hot and sunny here for the past week, with only a little bit of wind. This weekend we have Martin and Birgit staying with us all the way from Germany, as well as Bruce and his dad, his brother-in-law’s and a cousin. We also have Steve and Adrian Hobbs joining us from the interior of BC, and a family from Vancouver! The beautiful weather has finally rolled in, and now we are waiting on the fish! Our guides have been trying their very best to get them to bite, but the fishing has been pretty spotty the last couple of days! We’ve been trying new spots that haven’t been fished in years, and trying every different type of gear! On the first afternoon, Ronan picked up a beauty 15lber, which won him the big fish chair for the evening! We enjoyed a lovely burger lunch on shore the next day due to the high seas in the straight. However, the wind blew in a few nice ‘nookies including Martin’s 15lber, and Steve was crowned king after he reeled up a beauty 16 pounder! The next day we woke up to beautiful sunny skies and a slight breeze, which slowly picked up throughout the day. However, there are lots of little bays and coves we can fish in while staying out of the wind. Bruce was fighting a nice chinook on Jacob’s boat when suddenly the fight got a little harder. A seal had gotten ahold of the fish and ran with it, leaving Bruce with nothing but a fish head! We weighed it back at the dock and it was a wopping 0.4lbs! Lance pulled up a 13 and a 10 pounder, and Cliff got a beauty 14! Ronan picked up a 12lb chinook as well as a 11lb chum! Gary got the biggest fish of the day on Adam’s boat, weighing in at 20lbs! The last morning of the trip was a success once again, as each boat brought home some dandy chinook including a beauty 28lber caught by Bruce!Read More ›