Painter's Lodge - Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 4S5, Canada
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I hate to admit that I am getting old, but I remember where I was when I found out that Elvis Presley had died on this day 39 years ago. I wonder if Mike Gage remembers the 39 pounder he caught on August 16, 1977, or if he even cared for the King of Rock and Roll at the time. His son Richard, who would have been just a youngster, was on the oars, and I would bet that he was probably more a fan of Led Zepplin than Elvis. Clint Cameron also rowed his guest, a Mr. Ferguson, into a Tyee on that day and I would bet they had no choice but to listen to Elvis songs on the radio as they drove home from the Pool.

In 2013, on the 36th anniversary of Elvis’ death, six Tyees were registered. This has me thinking that August 16 is a pretty good day for catching a big King. So, this time next year, if you are heading out to the Pool to go Tyee fishing, fry yourself up a peanut butter and banana sandwich with a side of deep fried pickles and queue up a little Hound Dog. Tie on your blue suede shoes and if you do hook into a big Tyee, don’t be cruel, just say, “Thank you, thank you very much.”

Until tomorrow, keep on rowing

Dwayne Mustard

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This week's photo dump of fish brought to the dock include catches made both North and South. Guides like Bear, Ed Sharkey, Dwayne and others have helped their guests into some really nice fish!

It's been hectic on the dock, so we don't have all their names, but these photos are from the past few days. 

One big thing we're noticing too is all the young kids getting pumped to go fishing, and smiling like it's their birthday as their fish get weighed in front of their family and other guests. It's so cool to see the excitement in their eyes and know that this is the beginning of, for many, a lifelong passion. 

Thanks for reading, let us know your thoughts on getting kids out their fishing! How old were you when you caught your first fish?