Hundreds of Guests, Thousands of Fish, A Million Smiles
Ted & Poppy Baxter April 8th, 2008 4hr charter
It was a slow day on the water for Poppy and her dad, Ted. We started fishing for salmon and there was not much biting so we decided to try our luck bottomfishing. We had better luck jigging with Poppy and Ted catching many different species of rockfish as well as a Lingcod which we had to release due to regulations but it was still a fun day on the water.
Andy & Michelle Bacon April 12th, 2008 6hr charter
It was a great day on the water for Andy!
He landed 2 halibut weighing an impressive 35 & 70 lbs with the full support of his wife Michelle while they celebrated her birthday in Tofino.
Porter Yang & Family April 19th & 20th, 2008 2 - 6hr charters
It was a great weekend of fishing for everyone aboard the Dehana K.
Alex started us off with a halibut weighing 39lbs on our 1st drift Saturday afternoon. Although it was a bit cold, the wind died down and we spent the remainder of the afternoon bottomfishing for rockfish.
It was a great afternoon with 1 halibut @ 39lbs, 4 Vermillion rockfish, 1 Yelloweye rockfish, 3 Quillback rockfish, 3 Copper rockfish, 2 Canary rockfish, 5 Black rockfish & 1 Cabezon.
We started Sunday morning trolling for salmon and were treated to a double header of Chinook. Porter and Tiger battled and won, landing 13 & 17lb early season Chinooks. Tiger's son, Alex, fought our next fish and successfully landed his own 10lb'er.
We finished our day fishing for rockfish and decided to return a bit early due to the cold, wet & windy weather but still having a good morning fish.
Justin Whalen, Eric Gesinger & Jim Redikopp April 26th, 2008 6hr charter
It was a cool day on the water and the fish were not biting to start our morning off.
Justin hooked our 1st fish @ 2hrs into our day. It was a large Copper rockfish but not the halibut we were looking for. Eric followed up with a Copper rockfish of his own and then on the next drift, he hooked our 1st halibut and it was a BIG ONE! Eric fought his fish for @ 20 minutes when we got our 1st look at her. "It's a big one!", I exclaimed and made our 1st attempt to land the beast. The halibut harpoon tip fell off the shaft as I went for the strike and the fish thrashed at the surface. Then she started to run back towards the bottom! Eric slowed the fish down and then continued to battle the monster back to the surface where I was waiting for another chance to harpoon our catch. 10 - 15 minutes later we got our chance and in the boat she came.
We decided to try our luck at trolling for salmon and Justin got in on the action with a small halibut @ 12lbs. Jim wasn't going to be left out as he got into another small halibut of his own weighing 11lbs.
We finished our day with a brief bottomfishing attempt, catching a couple but the wind was up and the water was choppy so we ended our day.