CH Report: Huge Numbers of Coho & Steady Chinook Fishing - August 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

A northwest wind and a sunny clear sky is the pattern this week here at LANGARA, things are as they should be, just about perfect!A few large fish have recently passed through the area, including A 42lb specimen released by guide Derek, and his guest. They started their day in Bruin Bay, and a one bite situation turned into this beautiful fish, pictured below.

You can see the lodge up on the hill, not many lodges have fishing like this literally on their doorstep. You're looking at PARRY PASS here, to the left is the way out to LACY and the FISH BOWL, to the right is GUNIA, and COHO POINT.Fishing has been very good, there have been some nice tyees released in the low to mid thirties, and of course oodles of Coho. More Coho than we have experienced in years.

The angler above is Pat who is now a regular from Washington State, showing us his released tyee, I recall it was 37lbs . Early August always seems to be deadly here, lots of mid high twenties Chinook and the odd super fish for sure.Doug G. fished a trip with Amy and LUCY, in boat 4 and we found some nice fish for sure. Lots of fish now that I think about it. Amy grabbed this tyee out in the FISH BOWL, that was a pile of fun for sure.

Doug was busy to, most of our decent fish were again taken at the FISH BOWL.

Bright silver fresh Chinook seemed to be everywhere this trip.As we moved into the second week of August, things continued strong. The best way to describe the action out west on the tight tac in close to the reef at the Bowl was madness lol. At one point I saw virtually every boat hooked up to a Chinook, a large school was moving through the area for several hours. Although most were 18 to 24lbs, it was something to witness. Anglers fish under your boat, over your boat, around your engines, around your neighbors lines, it was crazy. There were boats chasing fish half way to Cape Knox lol. I think every single boat had a great day for sure.

Above is a picture of new angler Stephanie, all the way from New York, and her first ever take home Chinook. She’s hooked! Already planning on returning, asking me about sage rods and pink Islander Reels, Simms gear, yup - she's hooked. The pic below is husband John waving as I gave him the shopping list for next year.

The fish retained to be loaded with the bait shown below. It’s tiny, but there’s lots of it around. Plenty whales feeding on it as well. The sounder is showing stacks of this, always an important element to the Chinook fishery.

We are generally fishing the top of the water column now, 50 feet and up. That said, there are fish everywhere….but LACY, what happened to my old favorite spot? DJ reports POPPOFF is good, he rattled off his stats to me tonight, including a 24lber he was happy to tell me all about. The boys up the east side of Langara report Coho, too many Coho lol. That is good to hear for sure. Below is a bust sounder…this is the Bowl…if you see this…you're in Disneyland. You do not see this very often haha, but when you do, expect everything! This was the deal this last trip out west.

Ok, well, its that time. Dogs need me, guides need me, Chinook salmon are calling me, its about perfect. We are so looking forward to getting you up here and out on the chuck to take part in this experience. You are going to be blown away with everything, from the fishing, boats, guides, right on up to the decks up the hill, and of course Blaine and his crew, all dialed in. Are you ready? Let’s get going!Goodnight from The CLUBHOUSE,Mike TonnesenHead Guide

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