The fishing has been pretty consistent since we opened, but the last couple weeks have been especially good. We’ve seen a lot of fish, including some really big ones, caught at both Painter’s Lodge and April Point throughout the month of June.
The salmon seem to be congregating at “The Hump”, which is located at the southern tip of Quadra Island. It may be early in the season but we’ve already seen six Tyees caught this year, five of which were caught over a span of just two days! It seems our guides have found the hot spot.
Earlier this week Kelly Wallace caught a massive 34.2 pound salmon, which was the biggest fish we had seen all year. That record stood for just one day though, as Kory Makay brought in a 34.7 pound salmon the very next afternoon. Lee Hawkins, Joe Coburn and Brian Hillman also caught Tyees during those two days, making for quite an exciting stretch of fishing.
For anyone who’s thinking about going fishing now’s the time to book a tour. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be the next one to reel in a Tyee!
Catch you later,