A Great Finish To Our 2013 Season!
Hello again to all who read these musings on fishing and other exciting Sund’s Lodge happenings by me, Millartime.
We have had a fantastic group of people in from Minnesota, BC, and Washington over the past week. Also great was the weather again this week. The marine mammals were out in full force everywhere, too. I was netting a herring ball, and we had just drifted 20ft. away from the ball, when a humpback came up beside us and ate the rest of the herring in several lunges. It was awesome to witness so close! Humpbacks were breaching and tail slapping everywhere this week as well, including a multiple breach ‘a distance’ from Big Jim’s boat in Mitchell Bay. Orcas were circling Lizard Point while we were on the beach there for our Bistro, and porpoise, sea lions, and seals were everywhere during the week!
Fishing was great for many of our guests! Chuck and Betty Kuhn, from Kelowna, BC, were fishing with Captain Dancer on the first afternoon and they had great success. 3 chinook, including a Tyee off of the kelp in Mitchell Bay! Their success continued each day, and they were limited out early on day 3. Mike and Alyson Lynch from Edmonds, WA had almost identical success, limiting on chinook and other salmon for the trip before Tiny Dancer put Mike on a 62lb. halibut just before the beach bistro! Gary Bond and son, Michael, hit a lot of salmon as well as their limit of halibut up to the 65lb. 126cm slab that Mike pulled in. Nice work guys! It was fun to meet Michael, after having Gary here for several corporate trips in the past. Doug Phelps was here with Glacier Cement back in 2004, and he enjoyed it so much he decided to bring his sons, Quenton and Kiel along this year. After having a slower start than most, they fished with me on Bistro Day. Prayers were answered that morning when we had an incredible day, limiting out on chinook to 29lbs. by 9:20 am and catching all kinds of fish. We found a spot where the fog cleared up, it was sunny and calm, and we were all alone catching fish left and right. What more could you ask for besides good company and an awesome wildlife show? We had that too!! Brother and sister, Bobby and Lorelle brought their significant others, Colleen and Robert with them from Minnesota and North Dakota. They were a lot of fun to fish with, and though they didn’t limit out on everything, they caught some nice chinook, halibut, and pinks, including Colleen’s largest fish ever, a 17lb. chinook! They also had an incredible experience with whales and other marine wildlife.
What a fun way to close out our season here at Sund’s Lodge. Hopefully, we will get to see you all again next year!
Last morning successes.