Painter's Lodge - Campbell River, British Columbia, V9W 4S5, Canada
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Blake brought his A-Game to work this week, catching this 31 lb. Tyee not two days after catching the first Tyee of his fishing career.

Blake started guiding with Painter's two years ago and has an incredible passion for trying and testing new methods. In fact, his first Tyee, a thirty pound Chinook, was caught on a plug he made himself. 

Blake is the second guide at Painter's this Summer to reel in two Tyee's, Bear has also done so, and we can't go without giving credit to Ben Pickering, who reeled in two Tyees on the same tide for a Father/Son duo last summer... very awesome!

August 25th  - Fishing Report

If you can’t lick ‘em, join ‘em. At least that is the philosophy creeping into the Tyee Pool these days as more and more rowers are venturing down toward the pier. This morning veteran Tyee Rower Chris Cook rowed into a 26 ½ pounder but it is only a matter of time before a rower lands a Tyee in front of town. Every tide sees 4 or 5 rowboats working the water in front of the pier and there might even be 1 or 2 rubbing shoulders with the powerboats in front of Hidden Harbour.

Last night was the annual Tyee Club potluck dinner and of course the hot topic of conversation was the fact that there are no Tyee holding on the Pool. Many opinions were expressed since, like belly buttons, everyone has one. But the prevailing sentiment is that there just isn’t enough cold water running out of the river. There was also a view that it would be nice if the hatchery could put a Chinook holding pen at the Spit so that the young salmon would imprint on the pool rather than the pier or the Anchor Inn. However, the sad fact of the matter is that a holding pen at the Spit would just be too exposed to the elements. It is what it is. One thing is for sure, there is still an awful lot of support for the Tyee Club of British Columbia.

Until tomorrow, keep on rowing

Dwayne Mustard

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