Monday, September 07, 2015

Langara Fishing trip

I am just back from a fishing holiday in Langara Island, Haida Gwaii - northern BC - so close you see Alaska.

Lots of wildlife - bald eagles, seals, sea lions, killer whales, humpback whales, a bear, deer, puffins and all kinds of fish.

Great weather (although it is north so still need a winter jacket).

Sea Lions were a problem this year.  They have learned to follow the fishing boats and then catch the fish that has been hooked.  They are endangered but it makes them a pest.

Not that I am production oriented but the total haul (this is pre cleaning which reduces the weight by 60%):

9 Salmon total about 110#
2 Rockfish Total about 6 #
3 Yellow Eye Total about 24 #
6 Ling Cod Total about 120#

Notably absent is halibut.  We caught 2 small ones but did not keep them.

Total 250 # - perhaps 100+# when all done.  Enough for a year.  So we will have a Danby freezer full of fish (yes, I do have to do a shameless product plug - marketers tend to market all the time).

The fish in the picture are one small black rockfish (about 3 ibs), 2 salmon (about 12 pounds each) and 4 ling cod (about 25 pounds each).  Note the boot in the picture for size - these are big fish.

And I thought it appropriate that they had a boat named after me (as long as you sit in front of the Sea in the name)



At 8:18 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hi, Jim! Welcome back to the Great White North. As much as I hate fish, I love to see how those sport anglers tally up their catches - that's my childhood watching Red Fisher and his adventures up at Scuttlebutt Lodge for you. Good post, but I'm ichthyophobic. The dead fish creep me out, but to each their own.


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