After the hottest start to a season that I can remember, we struggled this past week dealing with strong winds and some rain. The fishing however has stayed hot.
Denham Bay, Denham Minor and No Name have been crazy consistent, losing track of bites and dancing around the boat doubled up on springs have kept smiles on our faces through the storm.
Most spring salmon have been in the 14 to 20-pound range, with a handful of mid to high twenties coming in each day as well. The seasons biggest chinook was caught this past week as well. Jon Morrison landed a beauty 37lb spring at Denham Minor, and two other tyee-sized fish were pulled out of the Bay during the same trip.
Bottom fishing has been tough with the rougher seas, but the early rising anglers who braved the swells and made it out to the shoals were able to find what they were looking for. We also had our top halibut hit the dock this past trip, Royce Reynolds managed to pull in a beauty 70 pounder that measured in perfectly at 133 cm. The Rock Pile, Sangster and even No Name were a couple spots inside that produced chicken-size halibut throughout the trip as well.
We are excited to have the 15th annal Salmon Masters Tournament underway right now, and I am confident that the experienced group of anglers joining us this year will be bringing the Grand Championship title back home to Englefield Bay!
Keep your eyes on our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds for live updates on the Tournament. Results will be posted daily and you can also look out for a full recap of the Masters here on our blog on Monday!
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Englefield Bay, Haida Gwaii BC