June 23rd-26th

Happy Tyee Tuesday everyone! This weekend we had the guys from Mike’s Auto Body from the San Fransisco Bay area come and party with us, and do a little fishing too. These California guys toughed out the rain (barely) and slayed the salmon! We had a few boatloads of chinook in the 20’s, along with a few really nice high teeners. One crazy fish story came back to the dock that will be told for many years to come. Our guests Kent, Jay, Jeff and James were salmon fishing out in the bay of pigs on Jake’s boat when James hooked into a good one. The fish was going crazy, swimming under the boat and around the other lines. The fish went for one last run under the kicker, and ended up snapping James’ line.  The line went slack and the boys thought they lost it. A few seconds later, Kent’s rod started screaming just like James’ had! Much to their surprise, James’ fish had gotten tangled with Kent’s line, and now Kent was fighting the fish through his flasher! Kent fought the fish right up to the boat, and captain Jake gaffed the chinook and brought it in! This fish ended up to be the biggest salmon of the trip at 26 lbs! Its the craziest fish story yet of the season, and lucky fish for James and Kent!

We had so much fun with this great group of guys, and we hope you’ve all had a safe trip back down to that warm weather! For those of you headed up to the lodge, don’t forget your sunscreen! The sun is back 🙂

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June 19th-22nd

Hello to all you Sund’s Lodge blog followers! The second trip of the season has come and gone, and we were sad to say goodbye to a lovely bunch of old and new friends from Seattle, LA and San Diego. Its been a rainy few days here at Sund’s Lodge, but the rain has only made the fishing turn on. Salmon fishing started out a little slow, but the burger boat brought our boats the burger boat halibut bite on the first full day of this 3 day trip. Our good friend John brought in a 30lb halibut, and a few halibut in the high teens were also brought back to the dock. Our Picnic was held in the beautiful Pearce Islands, and the liquid sunshine held off until the very end. Our guests enjoyed cooking up and tasting fresh dungeness crab on what seemed like our very own private island. Once the guests got their lines back in the water after lunch, our guest Phil got into a huge 19b lingcod on Ben’s boat! By the last day of the trip, we had crowned our guest Cliff as the “codfather”, as his hooks seemed to attract an awful lot of yellowtail rockfish, quillbacks, and pacific cod. He’ll be eating some yummy fish tacos for the rest of the summer! The last morning of fishing for this group of guests was hot! Captain Jacob’s boat came into the dock with a boatload of chinook, and Jason came in with a beautiful 26lb spring. What a way to end the trip! Thank you to all our guests for joining us for a few days of relaxation and fun. Our staff wishes you all safe travels home, and also safe travels to all of our future guests that are on their way here!

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June 16th-19th

It’s here! The 2016 season at Sund’s Lodge has started with a bang! We would like to thank our guests Bill and Sherry Portuese for bringing their friends Loren and Darla Watts, Ryan and Crystal Burdo, Jay and Cindy Henning, as well as Captain Ryan up to the lodge for the first time. Also, our veterinarians Scott and Jackie Waltner joined us with their kids Jessica and Cole, as well as their friends Kevin, Robert & Jessica, Tim & Cynthia, Colin, Jeff, Joey, Jacob & Donna and Eric. Jeff and Mark Weber also joined us here at the lodge for the very first time! The chinook are starting to trickle into the waters around Malcolm Island, and our guides are fishing their hearts out and using their hottest lures to get these kings to bite. Captain Jason guided Joey into the first Tyee of the summer! A beautiful shiny 30lber bit in the afternoon of the second day of the trip! Halibut fishing has been great, with some nice chickens as well as a few larger halibut hitting the dock. The biggest halibut of the trip was a 46lber caught by Kevin! The weather here has been mixed with a few beautiful bright summer days as well as some chilly mornings where the high fog just doesn’t want to lift. We would like to thank you all for taking time out of your very busy lives to come relax with us on this beautiful Father’s Day weekend!

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Bring on the Fish!

The start of our 2016 season is quickly approaching! We have 6 days until our first group arrives on our brand new dock, and we are so excited. Our staff have had an amazing off season, and are all ready to get back to fishing and serving our guests. Dave bought a new boat this winter, him and Bernie broke it in by reeling in a couple of beautiful spring salmon. Not only is fishing already heating up, so is bear hunting! Guides Jacob and Ben and hostess Jenna hunted a huge 7ft long black bear to fill their freezers this winter. We’ve been off to a great start so far, and expect nothing less for this coming season! We look forward to fishin’ with you all this summer!

Bernie and his beauty!

Bernie and his beauty!

Nice boat Dave!

Nice boat Dave!

Ben and Jacob's winter stock!

Ben and Jacob’s winter stock!

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