Dock Talk

The Chum have begun

Painter's Lodge - September 18, 2006

After an incredible run of Sockeye salmon, we’re just getting into the fall Chum run. They’re starting to hit the dock in good numbers and are providing our guests with some great battles out on the water. Chum salmon are an exciting and fun fish to catch due to their feisty nature. Big eyes, crazy colors and a hooked beak are all features of chum salmon. The crispness of fall is in the air and that’s just the time of the year the chum show up. So come on up and get out there for some fantastic chum fishing.

Fortunately for us, the Chinook are still around too. Many Springs in the low 20’s have been coming in over the last week and we’re hoping they stick around. Brown’s Bay and Greensea Bay have been producing for us as of late.

Our 3-hour wildlife tour this morning was fabulous. A pod of about 75 orcas were spotted by our tour and the majority of the trip was spent watching them. Whales have been spotted quite a bit lately in Okisollo and Nodales Channels. A few black bears and even the odd grizzly bear have been spotted on the beaches on low tide as well. Lots of activity up here this month and we’re still open another few weeks! See you soon.

Brian Friesen
Marine Operations Manager
Painter’s Lodge and April Point Resort & Spa