The Chinooks are Coming!!

After a few sunny days in port it was definetly time to put down the paint brushes and go fishing. Guests, Doran, Stacey, Alan and Paul joined us for their first experience fishing aboard the Thunder 1. Beautiful weather accompanied our departure and we worked the rods hard the first evening. No salmon but the morning saw us pull up an awesome bucket of hard fighting jumbo spotted prawns, mmm mmm. The second day the fish remained elusive but the wild life show was stellar, with seals, sealions, humpbacks, dolpins and orcas all making an appearance. Patience is a virtue and day three out by Zayas island the fun began. Wham, zzzzzzz zzzzzz off went the islander reels and a 30 lb Tyee followed by a number of hard fighting fish in the 20 plus lb range. Congrats to Stacey on her first Chinook as well as Doran for making that 20 lber look like a 50 lber with a tail hook fight that was spectacular. The halibut did not dissapoint either and we finished the last morning after the 2 minute warning

with Alan hooking into a beautiful 26 lb Chinook. Into port with a satisfied crew that we hope to see again, thanks gang it was a pleasure having you aboard.