July 27th-30th

Hey everyone! This week we had team CalPortland come to join us! These guys use to bring a crew up every summer, but haven’t come in about 6 years. They flew in to Port Hardy and then we picked them up in the morning with our boats, and greeted them with a song or two at the Sund’s dock. After putting money in for a bet on the biggest fish, the guys hit the water and started reeling’ em in! Jon, Kevin C, and Mark got into some big chum and a nice coho on Smitty’s boat. Steve brought in a 14lb chum and Kirk brought in a 13.5lb chinook on Jacob’s boat! It was a good start to the first night party! The burger boat day was a little foggy, but as soon as chef Lyle started grilling everyone could smell where the burger boat was even though they couldn’t see it. A few small halibut were brought back to the dock, as well as a beauty 21lb chinook caught by Kevin W! Roland was starring as our guest guide again- and his guest Happy brought in a nice coho prefect for the BBQ! The next day of the trip the fishing seemed to pick up a bit, but so did the wind! Dale brought in a beauty 20lb chinook with captain Rollie, Chris got a 15lber with Keith, and Kevin and Will got a nice coho and a chum with Jacob. Tom caught a trophy chum on Jay’s boat weighing in at 20lbs, and Ray reeled in a huge 20b chinook. Scott, AKA Top Dog guided a bit this trip, and he got Kyle into a beauty 21lber right before he had to take off early for a wedding in Vegas! At lunch time the boats hit the dock for some lunch, and couldn’t get back out again because it was gusting 45km an hour winds! Instead of fishing, the CalPortland boys took the opportunity to ride into town and explore Sointula (and quickly found the bar) and relax.. not work! This crew slept-in the last morning of the trip and took off early to get to the airport. Although we missed a bit of fishing due to mother nature, we hope you enjoyed your time here at the lodge! It was great to have you here to make some more memories! 🙂 See you upstream.

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