OP Report: Mid-Season Groove - July 14, 2023

July 14, 2023

As we approach mid season at the OP and staff have settled into their groove. The season seems to be moving along quickly.The June weather has settled out, we saw big water and some heavy rain days, which limited fishing opportunities here on the west side of Graham Island. Despite that trend, we scored a few beautiful days as well, and the guests have joined us so far been happy with what the water's provided.

Going into July the weather has been a little more fishy with some calmer days on the water, the sun and blue sky showing up more frequently. The guide team is heading out everyday to some of their favorite spots we have seen an increase in the size of chinooks.

We are seeing consistent mid to high twenties fish which are our bread and butter, and only a matter of time before the OP team gets on the big ones. Good news, the coho have started to make an appearance down the west side to add more excitement to the experience.Chef Stjepan and the rest of the inside staff have been doing a fantastic job of taking care of guests once back in the lodge after their day on the water. With his menu of Osso Buco, Sablefish, pancetta wrapped stuffed chicken and prime rib for last evening it's hard to choose a favorite.

Colin our head guide is once again hosting Krud night which is always a hit with the guests and a great way for guests and staff to get to know each other better.

Being a remote lodge, the scenery at the outpost is spectacular. There is more to see and do than just fish. Watching whales breach, eagles flying overhead, kayaks and paddle boards available to explore the coastline or spending some time in the hot tub watching out over the bay - there is always something to see at the OP.Below is something special found right outside our front door. These sea glass balls, or glass floats, originated in the early 1900's in Japan. They were used by Japanese fisherman to keep their fishing nets afloat, and although the glass floats were replaced by plastic decades ago, they still wash ashore here on graham island and along the north coast of BC.

Tight lines from here in Port Louis,Shawn CrawfordGeneral Manager, The Outpost

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