As many of our past guests are aware, this year guide Scott enjoyed his 17th season at the Sportsman’s Club. He was given the nickname’ Rookie’ all those years ago & it has remained with him…
Below, you will read some of our last season’s fishing notes from Scott, we hope that those of you who have yet to reserve your dates for your 2023 fishing adventure will be encouraged to contact us to book today. Simon is standing by: firstname.lastname@example.org or text/phone (604) 938-3677
Scott’s fishing notes from last season:
Good day everyone, Scott Susin, aka. “The Rookie”. I’m here with a wrap-up on the 2022 fishing season at the Sportsman’s Club.
Once again, the fishing at the lodge was incredibly hot once the runs of salmon made their way down Fitz Hugh Sound to Rivers Inlet. The Wall, the Dome, Cranston Point all produced daily and this made for some great, “close to home” fishing where guests did not have to travel long distances to get to the fishing grounds. Cranston has always been a personal favourite of mine and I always enjoy spending time there. It is one of the first main feeding grounds for the migrating salmon and, with the kelp beds hugging the inside of the bay, it makes for a perfect hunting ground for the big springs/Chinooks/kings and oversized cohos/silvers.
Calvert Island was hot and it wasn’t long before guests were limiting out with their catches, and then trying for the bottom fish, halibut & lingcod. Clark Point all the way up to Safety Cove was outstanding fishing for the bulk of the season and provided all our guests with numerous opportunities at catching large, oversized cohos with springs mixed in. We also saw an abundance of Northern Cohos this season which made for some great highlight reel fights and excitement.
As always, flashers and hoochies were a deadly combo which the salmon could not resist. The downrigger/flasher/hoochie combo is a proven technique at the Sportsmans’ Club and continues to provide guests with plenty of opportunities to fish and catch beautiful, fresh, wild salmon.
Halibut and bottom fishing was exceptionally good this year. The average size of halibut had definitely increased and this made for some wonderful catches and memories made for guests. I know a lot of guests are at home enjoying this wonderful fish and its prized white meat. The highlight of the year was definitely the 112lb halibut caught 15 minutes from the lodge. What a prized catch! Kudos to the unguided husband and wife team for pulling this off.
If you haven’t already done so, book your 2023 trip ASAP to get your preferred dates. I’ll be there to greet you…Scott ‘The Rookie’.