Fishin

Its always nice to have family and friends aboard. Our daughter Kim and her friend Daria joined us in the Societies in French Polynesia and flew up to join us in the Broughtons this year.

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We were fortunate on the way up from Campbell River to come across two bull Orcas feeding along the Johnstone Strait. Sorry for the quality of the pictures but is was the best I could manage as they were feeding and not breaching at all. Still a treat for the girls to see them on their first day here.

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I have talked about the tides and currents up here before and I took this shot of the Maretron screen to give you a better idea.

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Note that we are running at our normal cruise RPM and are making 9.5 knots thru the water but only 4.7 speed over the ground – that translates to a current of almost 5 knots. If you look at the graph of speed over the ground you can see we were doing in excess of 12 knots (actual speed was over 15 knots but the graph didn’t go that high). And that variance occurred over a 4 hour period.

Also managed to see a few humpbacks on the way as well.

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They seem to be congregating at the entrances to passages and channels around tide rips which concentrate the bait they are feeding on.

Our first night was spent in Lagoon Cove and took the girls pawning but I will cover that in a later post. We only spent one night and it was off to Sullivan Bay where I had arranged a fishing charter with Chris – the manager of Sullivan Bay. We were off to Queen Charlotte Straight past James Point as soon as the fog lifted.

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Kim was the first to hook up with this nice sized pink salmon.

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Daria was next with this sockeye.

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The weather was perfect and the scenery looking back up the inlet was spectacular.

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I was next with this small king.

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Mixed in were some great views of the locals.

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Kim with a nice silver and Daria with the big guy of the day.

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Couldn’t imagine a better way to spend the day.

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All told 9 nice fish to stock our freezer.

One filet from the big silver joined us for dinner marinated in soy and brown sugar and pan sautéed with brown rice and stir fired veges. Yum.

Best

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2 Responses to Fishin

  1. Laird Stuart says:

    Double Yum!

    • myironlady says:

      Remember the house on Ontario that was falling in to the lake? Including the fried beehive heart attack, the 2 pound roast beast and the martinis. Great memories. Next year you have to be with.

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