May 25th, 2011. Deb’s brother Dennis, wife Francine and their friends Bob and Sue joined us for our first charter of the 2011 summer. Beautiful weather greeted us as we headed for Stephens island to try some trolling before anchoring up for the night. Our five day trip took us all around Chatham sound with a new anchorage and sunset view to greet us every evening. We focused mainly on ground fishing and our efforts paid off when Sue hooked and landed a monster Ling Cod tipping the scales at 40 lbs. He was not alone down there as one equally as big chased Deb’s lure to the top but did not latch on. With prawns, crabs, halibut and lings we enjoyed some great action, outstanding weather and the best company with many laughs. Thanks to Den and Fran for their help and Bob and Sue for joining us. In port til Thursday and then away we go. This time in search of the first Tyee of the season.