july 22, 2010 10:30am
Horst's Quality Grinding out of Alberta recently chartered the "Dundas Kid" and myself for a day in search of Chinook salmon, and a nice Halibut. We managed to do both. It was late in the season to target Chinooks, but we thought we'd give it a whirl, and it paid off. We boated some nice Cohos up to 14 pounds to start our day, then we took advantage of the fair weather to target Halibut, as the wind was coming up later in the day. We caught a few chickens first, then put some bigger bait on to try for something a little bigger. The stiff Hali rod bent and the reel screamed as a decent fish took our salmon head and took off for deep water. Ed battled a nice Halibut of 59 pounds to the boat, and sent us back in search of Chinooks once again. We started trolling and immediately hooked a chinook of 22 pounds. We ended the day with 6 nice Cohos, 2 mid twenties Chinooks, and a limit of Halibut, with the 59 pounder being the fish of the day.
Horst is already planning his trip with Adrenaline Sportfishing for next summer, booking 3 days next time. It's always a good idea to book early to avoid disappointment!