Dock Talk

My First Row

Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa - August 14, 2011

I can officially say that I have been Tyee Rowing… What an experience. After a short orientation on the dock, Tristin myself and our guide Dwayne climbed into our 25 year old custom row boat and powered to the Tyee Pool. Once we arrived we beached the boat and headed up to the Tyee Club where we met Bing. Bing and his wife, Frances, have been the care takers for the Tyee Club for the past 3 seasons and thank their lucky starts every morning when they wake for having such an amazing job.  After visiting the club and signing the guest book we headed out in search of a Tyee. 
Dwayne was very patient and answered all 100 questions Tristin and I had. I think the best part of the whole experience was the fact that I did everything myself. I put the lure down, I cleaned the weeds off my rod every so often and if I had caught one, I would have hooked it. 
Tristin and I had a tomic 602 & pink pearl shovel nose Lucky Louie. Tristin’s plug was the one of choice. Just after dusk came, her rod tip went from straight to rainbow. BAM! Tristin fought her fish for about 1 min before it decided it was not coming in to our boat.  Sad face.  
Even though we didn’t catch anything all three of us had an amazing time along with all the very friendly rowers in the Campbell River Tyee Pool. If you ever get the chance to go Tyee Rowing I highly recommend it!
~ Caylin – addicted