Group 7 – Mixed Friends – July 4 to 7

Great friends from Seattle, San Diego and Montgomery, Alabama were with us at the lodge this weekend. One of these guests has travelled to the lodge 26 times and stated that except for the two days of strong South East wind, this trip for fishing was one of the best in his memory. These high winds have been hammering the North Island for a week now so change is definitely on its way!

Lots of Chinooks, Halibuts and Lings made this trip another successful one for this group. The boat loads of fish arriving back at the dock even included two Tyee’s (a 32lb and 30lb) both caught by Chuck Dilaura and a whopping 35lb Halibut caught on a Salmon rod while trolling by Bonnie Reddick.

This weekend also saw the beginning of many Pinks being brought back to the dock so more variety and excitement on the water is coming! Even the Sockeye will be arriving soon.

Captain Keith did well with the ladies this afternoon. Cyndi holds up her 20lb Chinook and Bonnie her 28lb hog!

Captain Keith did well with the ladies this afternoon. Cyndi holds up her 28lb Hog and Bonnie her 20lb Chinook!

Captain Jason helps his crew of Ward and Teresa show off their variety of fish

Captain Jason helps his crew of Ward and Teresa show off their variety of fish

Teresa brought the first Yellow Eye of the season back to the dock which weighed in at 15lbs

Teresa brought the first Yellow Eye of the season back to the dock which weighed in at 15lbs

Queen Cyndi

Queen Cyndi

The shore staff is excited to see everyone back at the lodge for an on shore burger lunch

The shore staff is excited to see everyone back at the lodge for an on shore burger lunch

On the second day Chuch hooked this huge 32lb Tyee on Captain Keith's boat

On the second day Chuch hooked this huge 32lb Tyee on Captain Keith’s boat

Captain Keith helps the Dilaura Boys show off their fish - Eric's 23lb, Chuck's 32lb and Daniel's 15lb Chinook

Captain Keith helps the Dilaura Boys show off their fish – Eric’s 23lb, Chuck’s 32lb and Daniel’s 15lb Chinook

All hail the King

All hail the King

Victor and Bonnie had a great day with Captain Travis. Bonnie snagged this huge 35lb Halibut while trolling for Salmon!

Victor and Bonnie had a great day with Captain Travis. Bonnie snagged this huge 35lb Halibut while trolling for Salmon!

Ward holds up his 14lb Hali and 16lb Chinook while Teresa shows us her dandy 28lber!

Ward holds up his 14lb Hali and 16lb Chinook while Teresa shows us her dandy 28lber!

The guides hold out fish caught on their boats today

The guides hold out fish caught on their boats today

Good friends at the Beach Bistro

Good friends at the Beach Bistro

Captain Ben helps bonnie clean her crab

Captain Ben helps bonnie clean her crab

Molly puts her crab to sleep

Molly puts her crab to sleep

Hungry for some crab meat!

Hungry for some crab meat!

Cheers to a great group!

Cheers to a great group!

Joachim and Molly got in to the action fishing with Captain Keith and new guide Jacob. They limited out on both Salmon and Halibut bringing a 27lb Chinook back to the dock as their largest fish of the day

Joachim and Molly got in to the action fishing with Captain Keith and new guide Jacob. They limited out on both Salmon and Halibut bringing a 27lb Chinook back to the dock as their largest fish of the day

The Dilaura Crew did it again, this time with Captain Travis. Chuck got a Tyee AGAIN! This time a little smaller weighing in at 30lbs.

The Dilaura Crew did it again, this time with Captain Travis. Chuck got a Tyee AGAIN! This time a little smaller weighing in at 30lbs.

Drinks and sunshine on the deck

Drinks and sunshine on the deck

It was a tough day for some

It was a tough day for some

Princess Chuck

Princess Chuck

The last mrorning for this trip was also very exciting! Many of the boats brought back Halibut and Chinook with Cyndi making it in to the Big Fish Chair for her second time. This time with our third Tyee of the trip – a dandy 32lber! Way to go girl!

Captain Keith stands beside Cyndi as she struggles to hold out her hog!

Captain Keith stands beside Cyndi as she struggles to hold out her hog!

Teresa, Ward, Bonnie and Victor finished their trip strong

Teresa, Ward, Bonnie and Victor finished their trip strong

Queen for the morning

The Pope of the morning

All of our guests this weekend were returning ones so it was like old times which made it exciting for the staff. Everyone had lots of fun this trip while enjoying great food and fishing and of course a little bit of wine!

More pictures from this group’s last day of fishing will be coming tomorrow!