Our bosses, Lynn and Chuck, asked us to go boating with them on Thursday. When I found out there was going to be fishing, I got a fishing license online for the day for $10.
We board the Sea Harmony about 10 a.m. and headed out into the Johnstone Strait. It was a pleasure to be out on the water. With much anticipation about catching a salmon and see whales, I don’t know which one was the one I was most looking forward to.
First thing sightseeing as we headed out into the strait was an eagle nest.
We motored out to Black Fish and Chuck taught me what to do to catch a fish. We picked a flasher, a hoochie and put it about 77 feet down.
Gotta keep that tip tight and bent! I got a hit right off and landed a pink salmon. Sadly, it was let go because it was too small. However, we found out later it wasn’t too small. (sob, sob) Chuck brought in a good-sized salmon next. In all, I lost 3 fish (no barbs in the hook) caught another pink and a bass. Chuck caught a Spring.
We trolled around Flower Island waiting for those pesky fish to find our spoon lures. While doing that we got a great show from the humpback whales way out. We could see them blow and move in and out of the water. I got these photo’s with a long lens.
We also got a good view of our national bird.
Also saw a couple of Stellar Seals. They were huge.
Many of the “island” out here are inhabited. Either with locals or week-long kayakers.
Rip tides are common here and dangerous.
An Orca Lab studies the pods of Killer whales that come “home” each year. Pods are numbered.