Tracey Hohn Hittel reports. WOW, Where has the last month gone, sorry for being off the radar, its for a good reason as we have been on the water for the last month fishing the Kitimat, Skeena and Saltwater fishing. I have updated our galleries of Salmon and Halibut. Guests from around the globe have been enjoying the catch numbers and attached in pic number 1 is Hunter Landolt from Oregon, he and his family have been visiting with us for a few years now and spent 3 full weeks at the lodge, fishing, relaxing, sitting by the camp-fire and having a great time.
Also our flyfisherman, Steve Hardy spent a week with us for Chinook on the fly, not to mention the threesome from Wetaskwin Alberta had some fun on the jetboat tours.
Next pic in the report is a nice size Halibut and the hunting guide from Saskatchewan landed this beauty, not to mention had a “barn door” take all his 100lb braided line smoking his reel to the last few wraps on the reel, unfortunately the monster Halibut prevailed and headed out to sea snapping the 100lb test!
Our next pic shows the twins from Vancouver, each holding a limit of fresh Chinook, Ron and Arnold have been repeat clients at our lodge for 3 years now, or is it 4?
Our group of Englishmen flew into Kitimat for a week and this was the first time for these boys in our area, landing numerous Chinooks and many on the fly, our eldest of the group was 82yrs old, and this man was a real trooper landing fish in the 40lb range.
Also 7 year returning guests, the convoy of Ted and Leslie Hassall, Jim and Louise Gray, and grandkids spent the July long weekend with us enjoying the hot sun and hot fish, attached is pic of Ted and Blake with a fresh bumper of chrome.
Also joining us was the golfing group of 13 from across the western provinces, these guys had a real blast and spent their time in the driftboats and jetboats during the heat wave we had in early July.
Our South African doctors arrived again this year and landed a nice catch of Salmon and will be returning for the fall Coho.
Finally my last pic, of the lads from down under, and they sure put me under during their stay, with early mornings and late nites. These guys fished the Skeena with me and man did we hook into a pod of beauties. I have numerous guests that are still sending me pics as well our guides have a album of pics that will be sent as soon as we get a day off!
We are now into the middle of July, the Kitimat River as well our coastal Salmon rivers are producing very well and Pink Salmon are now entering the Kitimat River. We anticipate a good run of Chum Salmon in the river this week and into August as these purple striped Dogs as they are nicknamed are a great fish on the fly.
The Skeena is also in full swing as the Chinook are running in nice numbers as well the Sockeye fishery has been opened for retention as of yesterday, estimated run of 1.2 million. August will be the start of Steelhead and Coho and we look forward to arriving guests this week. I know I have not mentioned all our guests so please forgive me as I have reels to clean, boats to wash out and gas up the jets for the AM.
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