All Five Species of Salmon
The guests this week split their time between chasing salmon and hunting halibut. Salmon could be seen jumping frequently in the normal places. The Pinks are in and the Silvers are just starting to run. This week all 5 species of Salmon were caught. On Saturday, leaving the lodge, the Salmon were continuing to jump which means there is a good harvest yet to come. As is typical for this time of year when the Salmon come in, more time is spent Salmon fishing and less time is spent on Halibut. There were still some over the 100-pound size and many more in the smaller sizes. One evening we had a small rain shower. Many guests took pictures of what lies at the end of the rainbow… that little golden piece of heaven we call Doc’s!
Doc & Staff
PS: Cellphone coverage continues to be a hassle. If you do not already have AT&T service and a phone that supports 4G, we highly recommend bringing a temporary AT&T phone to use at the lodge. The other providers do not have good coverage anymore. Our primary method of communication on the water for safety is by text or phone call. We do have limited Wi-Fi inside the lodge only.
Rain, Rain and more Rain
Halibut is the Name of the Game
Beginner’s Luck was a real thing this week. Two couples, first time guests, limited out on halibut on their first day. All four fish were over 50 pounds with the largest being 82. What a great start to the week, and for newcomers. Several large schools of salmon have been sighted which is a good sign of things happening and things to come. The forecast had been for an average run but we are seeing what could be a better-than-average run if things continue.
The week started with wind and quickly turned relatively calm. Temperatures have fallen back into comfortable 50’s and 60’s. Our guests are grateful for the break from the hot weather down in the lower 48 states. Just another reason to spend a week at Doc’s. Thanks again and see you again “reel” soon! ~ Doc’s Crew
Dry Weather and Blue Skies
And They're off...
And they are off! The 2022 season is officially underway. This week we saw lots of halibut and cod with very limited salmon. Fish were taken throughout the western side of the fishing grounds. While we didn’t break 100 pounds this week, there were plenty of larger nice halibut.
The salmon appear to be delayed. We hear they are amassing in the outside waters and should come in soon. We do see an occasional jumping fish and the herring have come in strong and this is a good sign that the Salmon will be in shortly.
The weather started wet and cool and ended the week with a couple of nice dry and bright days. All in all, it was a great week to spend at Doc’s.
Week 1 - Great Fishing
June 18, 2022 : The season has started with a great crew, great guests and most importantly, great fishing. The weather and water have cooperated thus far making being on the water a pleasure. Several halibut and cod have been caught each day. The whales have been active in the area with breaching a common sight. The spring in the area was cooler so the salmon are still deciding when to come in. The staff have learned their tasks well and things are running smoothly. We can hardly wait for your turn to come and enjoy making your memories.
Our Preseason Crew
April 23, 2022
there are a few minor repairs to a roof and ramp. The weather is much warmer than we were expecting. We have been able to get the water system operational and not worry about frozen pipes.
We started with 420 work orders to evaluate, ranging from simple to complex. Our crew has worked on the sewer system, gotten equipment running, and worked on the new water room. Many small projects in the cabins have begun with new hooks for towels and cleaning up polyurethane from tile. We are also prepping the foot bridge for new coats of paint.
Earlier this week we emailed our spring newsletter. Lynda and Lisa both report that the phones have been busy as guests are making single and standing reservations.
We can hardly wait to see you, hear reels sing along with calls of “Fish On!”, and share memories from that special place we call Doc’s.
See you all “reel” soon,