June 19 - 25, 2011
What a memorable week! The first day out was atypical. Our guests came back with lots of fish. Usually it takes a day or so for them to get into the swing of things…not this last Monday. We had fish and lots of them from day one. The pinks and chums were already thick, silvers were early and represented as well. Even the Kings got into the act and provided some great sport. And halibut this year, in a word, spectacular!
You can view some of these results by going to the Doc Warner's website (www.docwarners.com) and clicking on either the Facebook or Flickr icon. On Flickr, click on "Sets" then choose "2011 Season".
This year we are showing our guests the benefits of catching fresh bait. It is both fun and it can have a significant effect on the kind of fish being caught. We have had particular success using fresh herring on halibut.
If you haven't tried jigging for herring, you are in for a delightful surprise. Just imagine dangling a line over the side of the boat, a line with six small, brass, hooks, each with a colored bead, separated about one foot apart. The line is lowered into the water a few feet, in the midst of a huge school of herring (I mean, millions of them!) and you wait about 30 seconds before retrieving the line. Lo and Behold! There you are with up to 6 fish wiggling and dancing on the string. Suddenly, the contest is on. Who can catch the most? There's not much more to it than that. Anything else the staff will gladly show you while you are at the lodge.
We're still in the middle of the king run and Mike showed what all the fuss over them is all about. How about this nice, 42-pounder he pulled in. This is what friendship is all about. His buddy, Gary, brought him to Doc Warner's, taught him the techniques, then let him catch the biggest fish. That's true friendship.
Don't forget to go to the Doc Warner's website and then link to Facebook to read comments from other who have been to the lodge; and to go to Flickr to download your favorite photos.
I hope to see you "reel" soon, Mark.