Group 19 – Mixed Friends – August 15 to 18

What started out on a less than positive note, ended up to be a magical trip.

Friday, the planes from Kenmore were unable to fly due to heavy fog in Seattle. That meant our friends could not get in to the lodge and instead landed early Saturday morning. Except for our other two guests, Lou and Jim who got a head start on the rest of the group, the guys immediately boarded the boats and hit the fishing grounds.

Due to the loss of the first afternoon of fishing, long days were spent on the water searching for those hogs. Luckily, this hard work paid off and everyone got their limits of Cohos, Pinks and Chinooks! Clearly, along with the amazing weather we are having, amazing fishing also continues.

This fishing season of 2014 will long be remembered by this blogger as the best in so many ways – fish, weather, friends, and great customers!

A good looking Sockeye!

A good looking Sockeye!

Captain Jacob holds out Jim's 16lb Chinook. He and Lou had a busy day out on the water!

Captain Jacob holds out Jim’s 16lb Chinook. He and Lou had a busy day out on the water!

It's a sunny day down on the dock

It’s a sunny day down on the dock

Jacob works hard cleaning some of today's catches

Jacob works hard cleaning some of today’s catches

Just for the Halibut Ben and his Crew went jigging on got some beauties!

Just for the Halibut Ben and his Crew went jigging on got some beauties!

Jenna is working hard! Or hardly working…

Jenna is working hard! Or hardly working…

Selfie while waiting for the boats!

Selfie while waiting for the boats!

It's serious down on the dock when the boats are on their way in

The boys look tough

Captain Keith's Team had a wonderful first day bringing in a total of 12 fish!

Captain Keith’s Team had a wonderful first day bringing in a total of 12 fish!

These guys were busy on the water bringing in these nice Halis and a few Salmon.

These guys were busy on the water bringing in these nice Halis and a few Salmon.

Jim is King, again!

Jim is King, again!

Our guests eagerly watch Keith give the crab demonstration

Our guests eagerly watch Keith give the crab demonstration

Emory's crab is falling asleep

Emory’s crab is falling asleep

Blake has just the right touch

Blake has just the right touch

Carter admires his catch

Carter admires his catch

David sings a lullaby to his crab as he falls asleep

David sings a lullaby to his crab as he falls asleep

These boys show their crabs who's the boss!

These boys show their crabs who’s the boss!

Relaxation time on the beach!

Relaxation time on the beach!

A good looking group

A good looking group

Captain Ben got Lou and JIm some nice fish today!

Captain Ben got Lou and JIm some nice fish today!

Another beautiful day at the lodge!

Another beautiful day at the lodge!

View from the top

View from the top

Jenna jumps for joy!

Jenna jumps for joy!

Henry reeled in this dandy 20lb Hali

Henry reeled in this dandy 20lb Hali

Matt holds up the big fish of the day! His 22lber

Matt holds up the big fish of the day! His 22lber

These boys did it again! Limiting out on Salmon and Halis and bringing in a couple of huge Yellow Eyed Rock Fish!

These boys did it again! Limiting out on Salmon and Halis and bringing in a couple of huge Yellow Eyed Rock Fish!

He's a beaut!

He’s a beaut!

Their hard work has paid off!

Their hard work has paid off!

King Matt proudly wears the crown

King Matt proudly wears the crown

A nice Hali for Matt and a couple of Salmon on the last morning

A nice Hali for Matt and a couple of Salmon on the last morning