CH Report: There are Fish Everywhere! - June 25, 2023

June 26, 2023

Hello again, here we go!The big question, how's the fishing this season up at Langara? Hold on to your hats, it’s the best June in years from what I see. There are fish everywhere, chinooks, now 16 to 28. There are tyees, one released at 50 lbs. Every trip there are three or four thirties, last trip there were at least six.The halibut, averaging 15 to 25 lbs easily caught out west weather permitting. Coho as big as ten lbs, mostly 5 to 6 lbs at this point. Right now, DJ the coho king.We have had great fishing at GUNIA, BOULDER, SEATH, and now out west. Regular depths are rocking now. There is bait in all locations, and I notice the stomachs of cleaned fish in the room are packed with hawg herring.The whales are showing in abundance, humpbacks and orca. There are bears on the beach…what’s going on?Shhhh, the lions are playing nice. I have yet to lose a fish to a lion. This is anglers paradise at the moment.Now for a few pics of several nice fish and some big smiles.

One of our guides Teagan had a very good couple tides out in Pillar Bay, Seath Point. Above is one of the larger fish he released, note the release tote as well. They revived the fish safely in the tub of seawater, then as they picked up the fish to send off over the side and grabbed the shot above.Largest chinook came out of Boulder, courtesy of Dan's boat, 50 lbs! Released of course.

I was fishing everywhere chasing bites haha. I had the Johnson family on the last trip, Graham and his boys. Our first stop was Boulder and our first landed fish was a 82 lb halibut we hooked in 35 feet of water. Of course this fish was oversized and released.

It took us a couple days to find a mid twenties and we found the fish pictured above at Cohoe Point.

Dave and his charter found a very nice fish off Gunia, taping out at 36 lbs. this fish took some time to land, Brent assisted with the measuring and grabbed the photo. I meanwhile was up the hill and in bed sleeping while the adventure unfolded lol. Most of the guides stayed up with the radios tuned in while Dave chased down the fish.A week back the BOWL was active and we were grabbing some nice mid twenties. I had Toben and his group of four from Toronto out. We did fish, of course, but we did spend most of the time discussing the LEAFS and how to fix them lol. Below is a happy TOBEN with a nice fish, perfect for the summer barbecues

Liam here guided the ecstatic crew below to a low thirties, happy? Lol.

Sure you veterans all know this spot, shes loaded with 18 to 24 lbers, with plenty high twenties. Yes it’s a fog bank, but that means warm and calm water, very little swell.

So for tonight I will leave you with this picture of Chelsea, my 15 year old lab enjoying an evening at the clubhouse. She is the iconic dog on the island, spending 15 straight seasons up here with us giving all the staff some much needed dog time. Make sure you say hi to her, she loves seeing all our returning guests. Last night of the trip she makes her appearances down in the Clubhouse.

It’s that time, morning comes early, time to rest for an huge day tomorrow.Goodnight from the Clubhouse,Mike TonnesenHead Guide

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