Group 13 – Mixed Friends – July 25 to 28

Wow! What a fun eager group this was this past weekend at the lodge. Our 15 guests from California and the Seattle area almost all limited on both Chinooks and Coho. Also, the Pinks are still very plentifull – more than this blogger has seen in years! So, all the talk about  a slower Pink run sure isn’t holding up this year. I might also mention that for this trip the Halibut fishing really slowed, so hopefully that will pick up again very soon!

The weather, the fun times had by many good friends, the food and the fishing were all top notch this weekend and our guests left the lodge very happy (although surrounded by a thick fog). We hope to see all of you again very soon! Now, it’s time to get ready for our five-day trip of 18 that is also sure to be full of great stories!

Rick and Barry hold out their Cohos

Rick and Barry hold out their Cohos

Barry and Captain Keith with Barry's 21.5lb Chinook

Barry and Captain Keith with Barry’s 21.5lb Chinook

A good looking group!

A good looking group!

Captain Jim knows how to make this fish look big! He holds out Gary's 27lber.

Captain Jim knows how to make this fish look big! He holds out Gary’s 27lber.

Captain Jim had a great time with these guys today. As well as bringing in the biggest fish, Gary got the award for drinking the most beer!

Captain Jim had a great time with these guys today. As well as bringing in the biggest fish, Gary got the award for drinking the most beer!

Captain Jason and his crew of Jim, Erich, and David brought in some dandy Cohos and Halibuts

Captain Jason and his crew of Jim, Erich, and David brought in some dandy Cohos and Halibuts

John and Rick had good luck with Captain Travis bringing two Chinooks and two Cohos back to the dock today.

John and Rick had good luck with Captain Travis bringing two Chinooks and two Cohos back to the dock today.

Ed decides to go for a swim!

Ed decides to go for a swim!

Isn't he cute?!

Isn’t he cute?!

Erich, Jim and David brought in these four hogs this afternoon with David's Chum weighing in as our Big Fish for the night - a 13lber! This was also David's first ever salt water fish - way to go!

Erich, Jim and David brought in these four hogs this afternoon with David’s Chum weighing in as our Big Fish for the night – a 13lber! This was also David’s first ever salt water fish – way to go!

Ralph's day was made today fishing with Darrell and Captain Travis and on top of that bringing in a 7lb Chinook!

Ralph’s day was made today fishing with Darrell and Captain Travis and on top of that bringing in a 7lb Chinook!

The Sund's Servers - We'll serve you your drinks right!

The Sund’s Servers – We’ll serve you your drinks right!

The girls help celebrate King David

The girls help celebrate King David

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Captain Keith rips the shell right off his crab!

Captain Keith rips the shell right off his crab!

Crab butter for Gary!

Crab butter for Gary!

David K brought in this nice 23lb Chinook

David K brought in this nice 23lb Chinook

Barry and John had a great day on the water together and even caught some fish!

Barry and John had a great day on the water together and even caught some fish!

Captain T was the hot guy today with his crew of Mike and Gary!

Captain T was the hot guy today with his crew of Mike and Gary!

Nice fish boys!

Nice fish boys!

Darrell, Ed and Brian pose with their fish and Captain Jason who holds out Ed's 17lb Ling

Darrell, Ed and Brian pose with their fish and Captain Jason who holds out Ed’s 17lb Ling

Captain Jim with his team of Jim, Erich and David had a full day of fishing and catching!

Captain Jim with his team of Jim, Erich and David had a full day of fishing and catching!

All hail our Pope!

All hail our Pope!

Darrell and Ralph slayed these beauties on their last morning!

Darrell and Ralph slayed these beauties on their last morning!