Monday, September 07, 2015
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)