July 16th-19th

It’s been a good week here at the lodge! The Book family came to reunite here at Sund’s from all across the US. The boys from Trail Appliances came to visit once again, along with our good friends Hal and Benny. Bruce Barlean came up for another trip this year, and brought some of his close friends. John and Andrea Kelsall came to fish with us from Vancouver with their son Alec. We had a great time with his wonderful group of new and old friends, and they brought the sun with them. It seems that fogust is already upon us, but since it’s still July we’ll call it.. Fogly? Foo-ly? Every morning the boats leave the dock in pea soup fog, but by late morning it burns off and turns into a beautiful blue sky day! On the first day of this trip, captain Jason guided John into a huge 37lb halibut! It was an exciting way to start out 4 days of fishing 🙂 On the second day, the pinks and chum were biting, as well as some really nice sized chinook! James from Trail pulled in a nice 24 pounder with captain Smitty, and Jeff T got a beauty 24lber with celebrity guest guide Roland! Jordan reeled up a huge 11 pound yellow eye, and Andrea got a nice 11 lb flatty! These were just a few of the many fish that hit the dock after a full day on the water. On the third day, bottom fishing continued to be hot for the Book family, as Jordan reeled up a 9 lb lingcod as well as some nice sized rockfish! Rich from trail hauled in a 18 lb chinook as the biggest fish of the day, and we also had a few coho hit the dock! On the last morning, Bruce and Dick went out On Jacob’s boat and caught a 16lb chinook and a 13lb chum to finish off the trip! Bruce pretended he didn’t like wearing the crown in the big fish chair at brunch, but we know he secretly did! Thank you all for coming to fish with us, see you upstream 🙂

Click here to see photos from the trip!

John's 37 lb Hali and Mike's 14!

John’s 37 lb Hali and Mike’s 14!

Eli's 13lb halibut!

Eli’s 13lb halibut!

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A 13lb halibut for Andrea!

A 13lb halibut for Andrea!

Jordan's 11lb yellow eye!

Jordan’s 11lb yellow eye!

These 3 had a fun day :)

These 3 had a fun day 🙂

Huge yellow eye!

Huge yellow eye!

King Jeff!

King Jeff!

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Jordan was on fire!

Jordan was on fire!

Alec's 10lb chum!

Alec’s 10lb chum!

Rich's 18lber!

Rich’s 18lber!