Dock Talk

Hot Fun in the September Sun

Painter's Lodge - September 19, 2012

The weather gods have been good to us here on Vancouver Island!  On Monday, September 17th we broke a temperature record in Campbell River when we hit 28.2 degrees and still nothing but sunshine is in the forecast for another week.

Needless to say the fishing, swimming, hiking, outdoor dining and zodiac conditions have been perfect. Due to the number of whales in the area our whale watching season has been extended by a week so there have been even more chances to get on the water and soak up the fun while we still can.

Chums are now pouring through and are even starting to bite. In fact, we’re already seeing some weighing in the low teens. Coho are still around and springs are still being caught down south (although most are back in the rivers).  All of our guides have had mega dolphin shows entertain their guests over the past week and a humpback has also been hanging around feeding on herring. Amanda in the Marine Centre suggested we name the humpback because we’ve become so well-acquainted…any suggestions?

Oh, and for those anglers who don’t like Chum, remember that they taste great smoked!

Our free water taxi to April Point made its last run of the season Saturday afternoon and since then we’ve been punching the numbers to get a total. Turns out 66,098 persons rode the Connector and Connector 2 to Quadra Island this summer.  A big thanks to our shuttle operators, Eddie, Dave, Bert and Greg, for their outstanding service!

See you in a few,