August 9th-12th

Hey everyone! Thank’s for checking in. We just had a group of the Sund’s family and friends come up for their last visit here while the Sund family is running the lodge. We had a great couple days of fishing, with the revival of halibut from our guide Jason’s secret hole! Brent knew that halibut fishing hasn’t been as hot as usual this year, but he insisted on trying anyways. It turned out to be a good way to spend the afternoon, and it payed off when Brent hooked into a beauty 19.5 pound halibut. Brent also got an 18 and 8 pound chinook, so he was one happy guy when he came into the dock! Rick and Bonnie also hooked into 15 and 13 pound halibut, as well as a 17 pound chinook! Cousin Bryson caught a 13 pound chinook, and Uncle Travis caught a 12 pounder with Ben! Darren was super stoked about his 11 pounder. The smoke started to clear for the beach bistro, and the fishing was hot! The Armbruster’s caught a 15lb chinook, a 14lb halibut, and a 16lb halibut with captain Jason. Smitty’s boat did great, and Jim came in with a beauty 25 pounder, and Linda caught a nice 12. Darren bumped Jim out of the big fish chair with a 26 pounder, and Porter and Ty caught 17 and 15 pound chinook! Change-over morning treated these guys great! Arianna and Travis caught twin 20 pounders, Porter pulled in a beauty 15 pound chinook, and Erich, Ava and Grayson caught 22, 16 and 9 pounders! Jim caught a nice 12er to end the trip!  It was a sad day for Scott and his family as they walked down the dock for the last time as lodge owners. They spent their last evening here walking on the beach after enjoying a lovely dinner with Heather’s family and with a group of close friends who know this place just about as well as they do. Big changes are coming for Sund’s lodge, and it is going to be such a bittersweet ending to the summer! Click here to see photos from this trip!

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August 5th-8th

Hello Sund’s Lodge blog followers! This weekend we had Larrabure Framing and Silverline come to fish with us! It was a bit of a struggle getting this crew to the lodge with cancelled flights, delayed flights, smoke and fog, but by the final day we finally had everyone together in the dining room! This crew had to skip the first afternoon fish and wait until the early AM to hit the water. Waiting payed off for Ben’s boat when Shauna caught a beauty 25 pounder, Joey a 13, and Vinnie got the biggest fish of the day, and trip weighing in at 27 pounds. Tom caught a 15 pounder with Capt. Jacob, and Sam Jr. caught a 13, John a 22, and Kris broke the curse with Roland with her 15 pounder! When the Murphy’s finally arrived, Steven caught a 20 pounder, and Sam Jr. hooked into a 21 and Sam Sr. and John caught twin 11 pounders. Shauna was on fire this trip, and got into another chinook, weighing in at 13 pounds. The last morning treated this crew good, and John and Sam Sr. got into some nice ones with Ben weighing 14 and 22lbs. Sam Jr got the chair at brunch with a 25 pounder! We wish we got into a few more fish with you guys this trip, but thats why they call it fishing, not catching. We had a great time with you all, thank you for being so friendly! Click here to see more photos from this trip!

 

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August 2nd-5th

Hello everyone! This weekend we had the Haberman family come to join us, as well as Rob and Bob from Montana. We also had Richard, Andrew and Steven come join us for their bachelor party! The Katz family also came up to do some fishing for their 4th time. The first afternoon brought a few fish for fish tacos! Black bass were caught by Josh and Steven.  The next day brought a ton of fish! Conan’s boat loaded up on pink’s and a 20 pound chinook caught by Steven! Rob caught a 17lb chinook on LJ’s boat, and the Haberman’s caught a 25, 20 and 10 pound chinook with captain “Eggs Benny”. Daniel, Sam and Jacob caught a pink, a 14 pounder and an 11 pounder with Jason. On smitty’s boat, they loaded up with pinky’s and Brian caught an 18 pound chinook! On Jacob’s boat, Eli caught a 24.99999 pound chinook, which came in second place behind Rachel’s 25! A 16 pound chum was caught by Danny to end the day! This crew had an awesome time golfing in the field, feeding alpaca’s and deer, playing football, jumping off the dock, and taking lots of great photos and video’s with Jacob’s drone!! Check out the video posted on our Facebook page that Jacob put together! The wildfires in the interior of BC has caused the coast to become quite smokey, and although this was supposed to be some of the hottest weather of the summer, the smoke blocked out the sun. It did make for some amazing orange coloured sunrises and sunset’s however! This crew got the “picnic boat” out on the water the third day so they could continue fishing! It payed off when Bob and Rob hooked into come nice chinook weighing in at 7, 11 and 16 pounds. The Haberman’s cleaned up on Jason’s boat, and claimed the big fish chair 2 nights in a row after coming in with five chinook, with the biggest two weighing 17 pounds. Moshe caught a nice 12 pounder to end the trip on Conan’s boat. The Katz crew had to leave early on the last day to catch a flight so they didn’t get to fish the last morning, but they still went home with a bucket load of fish! On the last morning, a hatchery coho came into the dock, lucky for Steven because fishing is closed for wild coho as of August 1st! Bob and Jim had a weigh off because their chinook were so close in weight. Bob ended up sitting in the big fish chair to end the trip. We had a great time with all of you, and it was so nice to see friends old and new. Thank’s for coming to fish with us!

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July 29th-August 2nd

Another 5 day trip has come and gone

the Mathews were here, its had been so long.

The Mower’s brought Michelle and Ryan along,

and the fish were coming in strong!

The Puckett brothers came with the Barlean crew,

It was great to see friends, old and new.

The first afternoon was pretty slow,

but everyone got to see the whales blow.

On the second day of the trip the chinook started to bite,

and Susan’s 20 pounder sure put up a fight.

Rod caught two high teeners,

and released a few smaller feeders.

The picnic was out at Lizard Point

that place never disappoints.

The coho’s and pinky’s keep biting our hooks

They’re perfect for the BBQ and are easy to cook!

Mike caught a 10 pound halibut, and a 17 pound chinook,

he held up the two for a picture for the photo book.

Seven chinook were caught on the last full day,

and a few chum were caught maybe in Mitchell Bay.

Marilyn caught the big one for the day weighing in at 21 pounds,

Over the years here she has got to wear all of the crowns.

On the last morning of the trip Brian and Robert did well,

they have a few new fish stories they are heading home to tell.

We hope you all had a great time,

and enjoy this sweet little rhyme!

 

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July 26th-29th CalPortland

CalPortland!! We miss you already! Thank you CalPortland for an amazing time last week! We had a great time hanging out with you and doing a little fishing too! On the first night Pete was the king in the fish chair after catching a 15lb chinook. Stratos was close behind with a 14 pounder, and Loren brought in a 20lb lingcod. Loren was a little disappointed after Pete forgot to specify that the “biggest salmon” would be winning the bet each day. On day 2, CalPortland slayed all the coho and pink’s in the vicinity of Malcolm Island!! A huge congratulations to Steve for catching a 41 pound chinook on captain Smitty’s boat and taking the lead for biggest fish of the season! Could this be the fish that wins Steve a free trip back to Sund’s Lodge next year?? Kyle also brought in a 17lb halibut, Jim a 12lb chinook, and Brian an 11lb chinook! These guys also had some amazing weather, and after being blown off the water the previous year, they were happy to have calm seas. The boys on Jake’s boat had an awesome day with Joe having brought in a beauty 20 pounder, and Loren with a 15. Roland  came in to guide, and Stratos hooked into a 17 pounder with him! Brian and Ron also got into a few smaller sized chinook, and Ray got into a 5.5 lb coho! The rest of the crew hauled in all the pinky’s and coho you could imagine! The last morning brought good luck to Pat who was fishing with Ben, who came into the dock with a 23 pound chinook, and a 33 pound chinook! For both the guy’s who caught tyee’s this trip, it was only their second time fishing! Great job guys, we hope to see you again in the future. We will miss you! Click here to see photos from this trip!

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July 22nd-25th

This past weekend we had a great group of people come and relax with us! Erich Armbruster- a long time friend of ours, came along with his father Larry. Their friends Graham and Willow joined, along with their siblings Nola and Danny! Paul and Paula came along too with their mother Jane. The “fishbowl” crew, Terry, Philip, Doug, Rick, Steve and Rickey came up to do some fishin’ as well! The trip started out strong, and Erich and Larry had some good luck with LJ as they came in with a 14, 7, and 23 pound chinook. On Jason’s boat, Rick caught a 19 and there were a few nice coho. We enjoyed a beautiful day for a burger boating once again, and the guys on the water had a good day of fishing. Jane and Paula picked up a couple low teeners, and Tanner and Jennifer had an interesting time getting in after they had a cancelled flight! They missed the first afternoon of fishing but they made up for it on the first full day when they caught a couple chinook in the low 20’s along with a couple beauty coho! Willow and Danny picked up a few nice sized chinook with Ben, but our largest salmon of the day was caught by Phillip and weighed in at 27lbs from Captain Jacob’s boat! Lizard point was once again the spot for the beach bistro, and our guests enjoyed some wine and a lovely lunch in the sun. This was a good day for chinook, and a couple 20 pounders were caught by Steve and Erich, and Doug and Phillip both caught 17lbers! Danny caught a 26, and a whole pile of Coho’s came in. The last morning Tanner and Jennifer had good luck once again, pulling in a 17 pounder as well as a nice coho and pink. Paul caught a 17 pound chinook, and Rickey caught a nice 18 pounder with Conan. The pink’s and coho are coming through stong along with some really nice sized ‘nookies! There is constant action on the rods, and the guides are having a hard time keeping the smaller salmon off in search of those springs! We look forward to our guests to come, and we are thinking of those who have come and gone and wishing you all a wonderful summer!

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July 19th-22nd

Happy Sunday everyone 🙂 I hope your day is as sunny as ours! This past weekend we had team Nebraska come along for a little fishing, as well as a crew of guys from Phoenix who work construction! From Florida, the Seigel’s came to try some fishing too. Unfortunately there was a bit of rain during this trip, so the gumboots and rain pants went to good use. However, we have 10 days of sun in the forecast! A little rain didn’t get this crew down however. Princess Joy graced us with her presence at dinner after being crowned for her 22 pound chinook caught on Jason’s boat! The coho are coming through strong, and quite a few hit our docks this trip. On burger boat day Judy pulled in a 9lb yellow eye, and Brian caught a 9lb lingcod. Mike pulled in a 22 pounder as the biggest of the day. A few halibut came in this trip as well, and they were prefect size for eating! The last morning was super hot, and Kevan got a 27lber with Ben, and Todd got a 25, Brad a 18, and Mike caught a 29 pounder to top off the trip!! We had a greta time with all of you, keep in touch!! Tight lines.Click here to see photos from this trip!

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July 15th-18th

Holy s**t Neptune, that was a trip like we ain’t never seen before!” *In a Boston accent* It’s been a few years since these guys have been up to fish with us, but they took over the lodge for this past weekend and they all felt like old friends. Neptune brought up 18 of their crew, and we fished hard!! On the first afternoon, I am not even sure if they went fishing but they definitely got into a few Kokanee’s while on the boats! Bob hooked a beauty 14lber, and a 5lb coho, while Dana got a nice sized coho both on Smitty’s boat! Don also caught a big coho with Capt. Jacob! These guys had unbelievable weather during their stay with us, and there didn’t seem to be a breath of wind at any point. With the water like glass on the first morning, these guys set out feeling a little foggy after a night of playing pool ect. ect. in conference centre. Burger boat day was absolutely beautiful, and Tony got a nice yellow eye, and the coho are sure coming through strong. On Smitty’s boat, Craig got a 16lber and Mike pulled in a 24 pounder. Another yellow eye came in on Ben’s boat by Mitch along with an 18, and Edries got a 14! Another picnic was enjoyed on Lizard Point, which was spectacular. Luckily Georgia found Jeff’s forgotten soother on the beach before they left so he could make it through the rest of the day! Conan’s boat once again came in with a boat full of salmon. Steve, Dana and Louis all had chinook ranging from 13-23 pounds. Jay and Jef tied for the big fish with 26 pounders, but Jay admitted the crew on his boat may have tampered with the fish to make it heavier.. but really, how much water can a fish hold? These guys had a great time reminiscing and going through the old photo books from the early 2000’s when Neptune used to bring crew’s up and wreak havoc at the lodge in their matching coats as they burnt their competitors signs. We need to re-name the boat in the yard the S.S. Neptune!! The last morning was sure hot, and Dave caught a 19, and Tony hauled in a beauty 23 with Jacob right infront of town! Don caught a nice 15lber and Dana caught a 10 pounder. We had a ton of fun with you guys, and we will miss you.Click here to see photos from this trip!

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July 12th-15th

Hey Everyone! This past trip was a group mostly from California, with the exception of our new friends Dee and Jess Torres from Washington. We had a large group of wine distributors come and teach us a bit about vino, and Barry Johnson brought a group of his buddies, and this was his ninth time here! The trip started out a bit slow fishing wise, but Dee hauled in a beauty on Smitty’s boat, weighing in at 27lbs on the very first afternoon! We lucked out with a beautiful calm day for burger boating, and the guests on the boats lucked out too! Suzette and Colby caught a few good sized chinook with Conan, and Jon and Brian got twin 13lbers with Jacob. Ben’s boat came in with a full fish box, and Barry, Steve, and John S caught their limits of chinook along with a coho each! Barry’s fish, however, weighed by far the most, weighing in at 31lbs! Congratulations Barry on joining the tyee club!  The crew enjoyed a bistro boat the next day, with a hot lunch being served on the burger boat again so they could stick to fishing! Jess came in with a 10lber, Brian and Colby with twin 12lbers, and Suzette with a 13! The guys on Ben’s boat made VERY sure that they didn’t get sunburnt on this beautiful day. Check out the photos below and you’ll see what I mean. With the last morning of the trip came a little bit of wet stuff that was falling from the sky.. not sure what thats all about? However, the rain did get the fish biting! Jon N pulled up a nice 11lber, and Conan’s boat was once again on fire! Lem caught an 18 and a 15, and John S got a nice 11 pounder and a couple pinkys. Steve blew them all outta the water with a 26 pounder as the last fish of the trip! Thank you all for coming, we had a great time hanging out on the back deck, hot tubbing, and fishing with you! See you upstream.Click here to see photos from this trip!

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July 8th-12th

Happy Friday! What a week we’ve had. The Hy-Pro crew came to party with us one last time, and we’d like to wish the boss man Larry Hoeg a happy retirement! We also had an awesome crew of Seattle guys come to fish with us, Tyler, Bryan, Pieter and TJ.  Also, Scott Anderson and his son Brett and son-in-law Ben came up after not being here for 4 years! We also had Rick and Lorne from the Vancouver area come join us, and we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves! It was great to see some familiar faces, and meet a few new guys! These guys were our first 5 day trip of the season, meaning they got to stay for an extra full day of fishing. To start out the first afternoon, the boys drank more beer than they caught fish, but Ben got bragging rights when his fish weighed in at 20lbs on the scale, and he didn’t let the rest of the crew forget it until the next day. Richard showed him up though with a 31lber with captain Benjamin, and Dave also got a 25lber with Benny. Rick and Lorne didn’t do too bad on Lil’ Jake’s boat either, coming in with their limits of Chinook with the biggest being 24 and 25 pounds! Smitty’s boat was on fire, and Brett, Ben, and Scott caught their limits too! Ben spent the morning chumming the waters but it didn’t bring him any luck unfortunately… The fishing stayed real hot the next couple of days, and most of these guys quickly caught their limits of salmon. The picnic was held at the islands and these guys enjoyed crab on the beach, along with 2 courses served hot from the BBQ! Conan’s boat was on fire on Picnic day, and Chris, Ron and Scott brought in 6 chinook weighing up to 21 pounds. A few coho came in throughout the trip, and Brett brought in a huge linger weighing in at 34 pounds! Larry caught twin 17 pounders, and on the last morning Brett caught a 19lber and Chris brought in a 20lber! We will sure miss you guys next year, and please keep in touch! Click here to see photos from the trip!

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