Hey friends! Its Jenna here with a little update on what’s been going on here at Sund’s Lodge. On Saturday we had a group of old friends fly in for a 5 day fishing trip. Larry Hoeg brought in his usual group of great guys from Hy-Pro, and Laurie and Nick Medina joined us for their 9th time. Mary and Tony Spenser also came back after many years of fishing here, along with Colin Chandler and a group of his friends. We had a good run of chinook come through, but they seemed to wait until the afternoon to start biting! Colin’s pictures proved that the sunrises were well worth the 4:30am wake-up though. Captain Ben guided Dan into a beauty 28 lb chinook on the very first afternoon. The bite didn’t stop there- the next 2 days brought in some nice halibut in the 20 pound range, as well as a ton of pinks, some coho and a few chum also. Captain Jason guided his guys into some nice high teeners in the 3rd afternoon, and Rob, Dan and Ron fought their fish like old pros. Colin ended up sitting in the big fish chair with a nice 23 pound chinook! The fishing really seemed to pick up on the 4th day of the trip when all 5 of our boats came home with chinook in their fish boxes (all thanks to the turkey burger boat bite). The biggest of the day was a 26lber caught by Tony George from Hy-Pro, with a bunch of low 20’s and high teeners following closely behind the winning weight. A few of the guys on Jacob’s boat ended the trip with a bang when Roy reeled in a huge 26lb halibut, as well as a massive 25lb lingcod! The last morning was a nostalgic one for the boss man Larry Hoeg. The guides used to fish right here at the lodge all the time years back, but in the recent years the hot spots have been around the corner from the lodge. However, Larry Hoeg jumped onto Ben’s boat first thing in the morning, and they dropped their lines immediately after pushing off the dock. Ben thought he’d try catching one of those tyee’s like the one in the dining room here that Dave caught infront of the lodge in 1994. Within minutes, Larry was into a chinook! What a way to end 5 days of fishing. Larry’s fish weighed in at 25lbs back at the dock, and the boys packed it up and sent it home with him on the plane. This 5 day trip was one for the books, and there were lots of new memories made. We wish you all a great summer, see you again next year!
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