Dock Talk

August Heat Derby Kicks Off Tomorrow

Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa - July 31, 2013

Fishing is heating up at just the right time. That’s because tomorrow marks the beginning of our August Heat Derby! Everyone who books a fishing tour with Painter’s Lodge or April Point during the month of August is automatically entered into the derby.

The biggest Chinook salmon caught in the month of August will win a 3 day/2 night fishing package at Painter’s Lodge. Anglers who catch the biggest Chinook each day will also receive one night’s free accommodation at Painter’s Lodge or April Point. Plus, everyone who catches a fish will be entered into a random draw to win a bonus prize.

So, just how good has the fishing been? We had two Tyees caught last week and another near Tyee (29 pounds) caught last night. My camera has been working overtime just trying to keep up with all the fish. Many of our guides have resorted to using buckets to bring their fish to the scale because there are simply too many to carry!

Although most of the fish are still being caught south of Quadra Island at The Hump, I’ve also heard there are more fish appearing up north at Brown’s Bay, Deepwater Bay, Greensea Bay, and Chatham Point. With additional fishing locations about to get hot, and fish getting bigger as they prepare to spawn, it should make for an awesome month of fishing!

So what are you waiting for? Call 1-800-663-7090 or go to to enter the derby and join in on all the fun!

Catch you later,