Happy Birthday George!!

Once again boarding the Thunder for more trips than we can remember we were joined by George, Russ, Ed, and son in-laws Ray (alias Rod) , Scott and Kenny.
No strangers to west coast fishing after more than 23 years their enthusiasm is a fresh as if they had come on their first trip. Moving to the mainland side we dropped the lines on the first morning to be greeted by some great northern Coho fishing with fish reaching 12 lbs.¬† The forecast south east¬† wind never showed and we enjoyed flat seas and great fishing. The whales danced around us but we hardly had time to watch as the lines were constantly snapping and fish on rang out time after time. Yes a few did get away but we definitely had our share. Saving the halibut fishing for the last day we set up and got on the fish right away. Probably one of the best fights of the year was Russ when he hooked a 45 lb halibut by the tail and it peeled off line for the better part of an hour. A great late season trip demonstrating how good the fishing is in the Rupert area right into late August and September. Can’t wait to get back out there again, hope the see the boys again next year, will that make 24 or 25?