Dock Talk

Celebrities at OBMG

Painter's Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa - August 23, 2012

Some of our local friends may know that our Marine Operations Manager, Dwayne Mustard, is a man of many talents.  In addition to his day job, Dwayne plays guitar and sings in his band Whiskey Point (a regular act in the Tyee Pub each summer), acts as a fishing guide and a Tyee Pool rowing guide, has a background in theatre and writes/voices two fishing-themed radio features on air each week.  At 3:40 pm every weekday (July-September) Dwayne can be heard on 99.7 The River in Campbell River hosting The Tyee Report.  He may be kind of a big deal here in town but he hasn’t let it go to his head.  At the end of the day Dwayne’s most important and coveted job is father to his daughter Kailea.

Below is a transcription of Dwayne’s Tyee Report for Thursday August 23rd:

“Yesterday was a banner day for the Tyee Pool. With two fish registered in the morning, last night was a busy night on the water with perfect tides, calm winds and warm, clear conditions. And, the fish didn’t disappoint. Things started to happen after the sun dipped below the clouds when guide Mickey Kiley rowed Brigit Pommeroy into a 34.5 lb. Tyee. Then, about 20 minutes later, another old hat guide, Dale Blackburn rowed new member Andre Paquin into a 34 lb. Tyee, bringing the season total to 11 registered Tyee.

On a personal note I had the great pleasure to take my 11 year old daughter Kailea out for her first row in the pool last night. In my mind she is still the little four year old who needed help reeling in a 12 oz. trout at Mirror Lake. Over the years she graduated from trout to pink and sockeye but she never fought a Chinook, so I was a little nervous as we rowed into the pool. At about 8:30 her rod started to jump, she set the hook, and the fight was on. She kept her tip up, she reeled when she needed to reel and she let him run when he needed to run. Ten minutes later we had a 24 pounder in the boat and we headed to the Tyee clubhouse for pictures. It wasn’t a Tyee, but to me it was the biggest fish I have ever landed and today I feel like I am ten feet tall.”

Tune into The Tyee Report online for the latest news from the clubhouse at http://www.997theriver.ca/streaming/.

Between the two resorts 56 fishing boats left the dock today and another 3 rowboats headed to the Tyee Pool.  So far 21.4 lbs. is the weight that needs to be beat in order to win largest catch of the day. Rick and Kate will always remember this blustery Thursday with fond memories because today they tied the knot. Congratulations to the bride & groom! Waves crashing on the rocks beneath them only made their April Point wedding more beautiful.

See you in a few,

Joanna