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2018— Week 29

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What a change in weather conditions from last week! Temperatures dropped about 10 degrees and we had to fight the wind all week long. But we still managed to get a lot of good fishing in.

 

Roland Brunner caught a very heavy lake trout of 101 cm, welcome to the trophy club! Gerrit von Middelkoop caught a trophy pike of 105 cm with a fly rod, awesome achievement!!

River fishing was fantastic all week long, lots of big Arctic Grayling and Rainbow Trout. Our little Dolly Varden lake keeps on surprising us with good numbers and size of fish. So does our mountain lake with many days of 60+ fish. Whenever we could go out on the home lake, our guests did very well lake trout fishing, be that on spinners or with flies. Lots of big lake trout around the 90 cm mark have been caught.

We fished the Tatshenshini the first time for King Salmon but had no success. It looks like our salmon river is sharing the same fate as does the whole BC/southern Alaska coast. We just learned that Yakutat shut down commercial-, subsistence- and sports-fishing. Dry Bay is still open and we hope that we can fly out some of our guest for some Sockeye salmon action there. The good news is that the outlook for silver salmon is very good and we expect some awesome coho fishing in September.

We are very thankful that we have so many alternatives to salmon fishing, can't even imagine how hard it is for some of our colleagues. One of our big guiding boats needs some structural welding and will be out for a few weeks. We have bought a new guiding boat and would like to welcome it to our fleet.

Your Dalton Trail Lodge Team

Images: Awesome Lake Trout, Our new boat, Beautiful Trophy Lake Trout..