This past weekend a few of the Lucky Sportfishing & Eagle Nook team headed up to the resort to work on a few small projects, get our new maintenance man Kevin settled in, and of course get out fishing.
One of the more major projects to be completed before the season starts is putting down new flooring in one of the guest cabins. We picked the flooring up last week and were able to bring most of it down the Alberni canal with us without over-weighting the boat; the rest will come up on one of our many other upcoming trips to Barkley Sound.
After checking in at the resort and dropping off the flooring on Friday afternoon we headed out to Swale Rock in hopes of landing a couple fish, and we weren’t disappointed. Within seconds of putting the first rod down we had a fish on and put a nice mid-teen Chinook salmon in the box. We were playing fish from then until sunset and limited out, with the biggest being a solid 20 pound Chinook.
Saturday morning we were back out for a couple hours and put three more Chinook in the box before heading to Ucluelet to pick up Kevin and get him settled into his new home up at the resort. We’re excited to be welcoming him onto the crew to take over the last six weeks of the winter caretaking position, work on various projects around the resort (including the cabin floor) and then continue on as our summer maintenance person and water taxi captain.
Sunday morning we spent a couple hours Halibut fishing but the wind came up outside of the Sound so after a short effort we decided to pull the pin and head back inside where it was calmer. In spite of the wind the weather was unreal all weekend, and after a quick stop back to see Kevin before we headed out, our run back up the canal on Monday morning was an easy flat-calm cruise.
There’s just over 6 weeks until we head up for the season, and lots to be done in the meantime which means almost every other weekend until mid-May we’ll be back up in Barkley Sound working on maintenance projects, getting the property cleaned up, and of course fishing!