Group 11 – Flora Springs and Mixed Friends – July 18 to 21

Flora Springs Winery and a bunch from the Seattle area came to the lodge and started on a bad note. Stormy weather moved in and the float planes could not get beyond Campbell River on Friday morning. Consequently, we fished longer days on Saturday and Sunday so all of our guests ended up with lots of fish. The majority of fish coming back to the dock were Coho, Pinks and Chinooks, with the largest weighing in at 28lbs!

Captain Jim's Crew had a very busy afternoon bringing four Chinook, 2 pinks and a Coho back to the dock. The largest fish on this boat was Scott's 28lb Chinook!

Captain Jim’s Crew had a very busy afternoon bringing four Chinook, two Pinks and a Coho back to the dock. The largest fish on this boat was Scott’s 28lb Chinook!

Scott holds out his 28lb Salmon

Scott holds out his 28lb Salmon

King Scott loves the attention he receives in the King's Chair

King Scott loves the attention he receives in the King’s Chair

Captain Keith and Mike stand proudly with Mike's 21lb Chinook

Captain Keith and Mike stand proudly with Mike’s 21lb Chinook

Greg proudly displays his 20lb Chinook while Bill holds his 17lber way out!

Greg proudly displays his 20lb Chinook while Bill holds his 17lber way out!

Scott brought in the big fish of the day again! This time a 23lb Chinook got him a spot in The Big Fish Chair

Scott brought in the big fish of the day again! This time a 23lb Chinook got him a spot in The Big Fish Chair

Scott, Mark and Fred had a fun day out with Captain Jim! The largest fish for this group today was Scott's 23lber.

Scott, Mark and Fred had a fun day out with Captain Jim! The largest fish for this group today was Scott’s 23lber.

Dan, Anthony and Mike, along with Captain Keith, brought in a total of 8 salmon back to the dock today!

Dan, Anthony and Mike, along with Captain Keith, brought in a total of 8 salmon back to the dock today!

Wine tasting tonight

Wine tasting tonight

John Komes, owner of Flora Springs Winery presents a few of his wines to our wine loving group!

John Komes, owner of Flora Springs Winery presents a few of his wines to our wine loving group!

Dave, Russ and Bill enjoy some wine before dinner

Dave, Russ and Bill enjoy some of Flora Springs wine before dinner

Scott is confused wearing this tiara in the King's Chair

Scott is confused wearing this tiara in the King’s Chair

Nice buts boys!

Nice buts boys!

Fred, Scott, Kevin and Nathan had a great day on the water with Captain Keith. These guys each brought in a nice Hali

Fred, Scott, Kevin and Nathan had a great day on the water with Captain Keith each bringing in a dandy hali

Anthony and Russ show us their Salmon. Anthony's an 8lb Coho and Russ' a 16lb Chinook

Anthony and Russ show us their Salmon. Anthony’s an 8lb Coho and Russ’ a 16lb Chinook

A boat load of fish with this Crew!

A boat load of fish with this Crew!

Sally Sund and Captain Jason get in there to help Stefan show off the fish he and the rest of his crew snagged today

Sally Sund and Captain Jason get in there to help Stefan show off the fish he and the rest of his crew snagged today

Chef Marcus prepares another delicious dinner

Chef Marcus prepares another delicious dinner

One of the biggest surprises for this group was a 26lb Chum which landed Anthony in The King’s Chair. For this early in the season it was not expected to catch a Chum quite so big.

All hail King Anthony!

All hail King Anthony!

John and Anthony have some nice buts, and a few pinks

John and Anthony have some nice buts, and a few pinks

A boat load of pinks for Paul and Russ!

A boat load of pinks for Paul and Russ!

Captain Jason holds up the hog caught on his boat today! Stefan brought in this 22lb Chinook along with the largest Halibut!

Captain Jason holds up the hog caught on his boat today! Stefan brought in this 22lb Chinook along with the largest Halibut!

A great group of guys!

A great group of guys!

Once the bad weather passed and everything settled down, we were able to get on with having a good time! This group was a fun combination of people with lots of competition and wine consumed making for very rowdy days on the water and dinners. Luckily, the staff has a night off to recover. Thank goodness!