Where has the summer gone?? Does anyone else feel like the days are being fast-forwarded? We have just had a great group of friends come and go. Flora Springs Winery brought a lovely mixed group up from across the states, and the Nevada Cement boys once again came to get rowdy here at the lodge. These guys got a late start on the first afternoon after their plane had to land in Campbell River due to fog, but as soon as the float plane hit the dock here at the lodge this group was itching to get out on the water. After a few hours of fishing in the sunshine, these guys came home with a couple lodge record pinks and Brian with a nice ‘nookie to start off the trip. The evening festivities consisted of about 100 rounds of caesars, and a wonderful dinner by our chefs. This group was more than ready to kick back and relax after a long day of travelling! On burger boat day, we once again woke up to fog, but that didn’t stop these guys from getting out there and killing it on the water! Captain Jason came back into the dock with a full fish box after Jerry caught a massive 68lb halibut, which just made the legal limit! This wasn’t Jerry’s only catch of the day – he also reeled up a beauty 24 pound chinook! Great job Jerry! Captain Ben also had a great day on the water with his guests. They were trolling for salmon on the backside when Rob M had what they thought was the biggest salmon hit of the year on his rod. After fighting this massive fish, Rob got it up to the boat and it turned out to be a huge 54 lb halibut! It was a good fight on a salmon rod, and I think Rob’s arm was a little sore afterwords. Joe and Rob H also picked up some nice springs in the high teens – low 20’s size on Ben’s boat. The boys on Jacob’s boat were super excited for weigh in time after their day! Brian, Vance and Tom all caught springs- Vance’s was a beauty 18lber, Brian caught a 17 and a 16lber, and Tom’s weighed in at 30lbs on the nose. Tyee! It was a good day on the water 🙂 The next day, we all enjoyed a beautiful picnic on the beach after the fog cleared. Jerry’s good luck didn’t stop, he also caught a 21lber with Keith, which landed him in the big fish chair on the third night of the trip! The chum’s sure are running through thick- Smitty brought in a few on his boat including an 11lber caught by Terry, and Kristian caught a 14lber. Joseph reeled in a 1.95lb starfish as his catch of the day! Victor ended the trip right for the Flora Springs crew with a 17lb halibut he caught with Ben. Gerard, Vance and Spencer all caught some nice high teener chinook with Jacob to end their trip! We were sad to say goodbye to this fun group- we hope to see you all again next summer here at the lodge! Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to spend some time with us! 🙂 See you upstream.