July 23rd-27th

Hey Sund’s Lodge blog followers! We’ve had an exciting 5 days here at the lodge. The Mathews crew joined us for another summer fishing vacation. How many visits is that now? 10 years? Bob and Ed brought along their sister Marilyn, her husband Rod, and their friends Brad, Rick, Mike and Susan. Jane, Paul and Paula also joined us for some fishing, along with Garland Pierce and his son-in-law Steve. Don Lancaster also joined us for another trip, along with his son-in-law Brian and his buddy Ken. This group of mixed friends from across the states not only went fishing, they went catching. Fishing was hot the first afternoon on the water as Don, Ken and Brian reeled up a bunch of chinook on Jacob’s boat in the 15lb range. Paula brought in a huge chum bucket, and there were a whole pack of big pinky’s brought in for some BBQing. The fish continued to bite into the second day of the trip, including a 100lb+ skate caught by Paul. It was an exciting fight for the whole crew on Keith’s boat, and they even got some great footage of it underwater before they released it. All six boats that were fishing brought in chinook, including Jane’s 21lber and Susan’s 16.5 and Steve’s 16. The chum are still coming through these waters pretty strong, and they’re getting big! We enjoyed a beautiful beach bistro at Lizard point after Mike hauled in a nice 22.5 lber on Jason’s boat! Paul, Garland and Don were lucky enough to catch a coho each to share with their families back home. This crew stayed for a full 5 days, so they got an extra burger boat day and and extra whole day of fishing! Bob pulled in the first halibut of the trip on this day, which weighed in at 26lbs! His sister Marilyn pulled in a nice 14lb chinook too! This family is stoked up for the winter 🙂 On the last morning of this 5 day trip, we woke up to calm waters. Everyone grabbed a quick breakfast and hit the boats, and went all different directions from the dock. Keith fished right out front of the lodge and his guest Mike pulled up a huge 35lb halibut, and his wife Susan got a nice 14b chinook!! Ben and his team headed down to blackfish sound, where they filled up their fish box with chinook, chum, coho and pinkies! Don hooked into a big one, and Ben told the crew on the radio that they had landed a trophy class chinook. Back at the dock, Don’s beauty weighed in at 32lbs! Way to go Don – his second Tyee! Thank you all for coming to fish with us, see you next summer 🙂

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Susan's Hawwgg!

Susan’s Hawwgg!

The ladies are killing it!

The ladies are killing it!

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Ken, Don and Brian had a good day!

Ken, Don and Brian had a good day!

Steve and Garland had a good day :)

Steve and Garland had a good day 🙂

What a day with captain Ben!

What a day with captain Ben!

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Bob's nice hali!

Bob’s nice hali!

Marilyn's beauty!

Marilyn’s beauty!

Last morning haul with Ben!

Last morning haul with Ben!

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Biggest hali of the trip!

Biggest hali of the trip!

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32!

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King Don!

King Don!