With some dramatic weather looming on our doorstep, last trip proved to be a wonderful experience. The forecast strong southerly winds did not really materialize and great fishing was had by all.
We were able to travel to the north and most boats managed their ‘over’ halibut with a little patience. Flamingo Rock and the Turkey Bowl have been best producers for the larger of the 2 sizes allowed. Unders have been found a little closer to home with boats splitting their time between Red Rock and to the north of Hippa Rock out toward the Peanut. Lings and snapper continue to come up as bonus fish while searching for halibut and salmon. What a great bonus they are!
Chinook fishing has been steady with some exceptional action at times. Most of our angling effort has continued to be focused on the northern waters. Gillian point and Selvesen bay being the favorites. There still seems to be lots of fish around in the upper teens category and as usual some big ones mixed in. Bill Rucker topped out with a 32lb tyee last trip and I’m sure there are larger to come! Coho salmon are still coming in when encountered and as the days go by we will be able to specifically target them with greater success. Shallow and fast is the preferred method for the feisty silvers. Single small spoons and flasher hoochie are seeming to work best but bait is taking its fair share as well.
Just this morning a very large spring hit the dock. A very impressive 47lb spring was caught by Ken Pickard and Ryan Walters, guided by Chico.
All of us here at Hippa island Lodge are eagerly awaiting your visit and look forward to spending some time with you.
Take care and tight lines.
Paul Scale Kendrick.