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Fall Fish Report and News LetterBy Adrian O'Connor,
2016 Fall Fish report and News Letter
With another great season behind us, I would like to thank everyone who supported Reel Obsession in 2016. Another big thanks goes out to my staff who met and exceeded expectations all season long! With out the hard work, dedication and 24/7 friendly smiles we would not be considered one of the top lodges on the west coast.
Check out our new mobile friendly website at www.reelobsession.ca . We have added some great video footage of the fishing grounds, our beautiful lodge and new photos from the 2016 season. Keep your eye on CHEK TV for our 3 episodes with Gary Cooper's Nice Fish and our 3 episodes with North West Fishing Reports on Fox Sports 28.
The predictions for last summer had everyone extremely excited. We were expecting the biggest run in a decade. With all the great action early on through late May and June, we thought their predictions were going to be correct. As the season went on however, it turned out to be another productive but average year, with some larger Chinook and Coho being caught than in the past few years. Our largest Chinook of the year came in at 40 pounds and it was caught on September 1st by Doc Lozinsky and guided by Troy John. - A fantastic way to end our 2016 season!!
Halibut fishing was excellent with a lot of 50-75-pound fish on the dock at days' end, as well as many large females over the 133 cm slot size being released throughout the season. At times we had trouble finding the smaller fish needed for the possession limit. It looks like the size restrictions we have had in place for the last 5 years are producing steady numbers of larger fish.
Looking ahead to 2017 it seems so far away, but I know as soon as May comes around the last season will feel like yesterday. I have rebooked so many of you for next season already, that it looks like we will be turning people away again. July 2017 is already almost full. The only spots left are July 1-3, 4 spots, July 7-9, 14 spots and July 14-16, 6 spots. That's it folks, at this rate July will be booked up before Christmas, and May, June and August are not far behind.
We want to hear from you! Post your favourite photo with a review on our Google+ page (AND email this to me) and your name will be entered to win a $300 Reel Obsession Gift Certificate and an RO swag bag for the 2017 season! Visit our Google+ link Reel Obsession Google+ Add a Review. Thanks to those who have already done so, I will ensure your names are entered for a chance to win!
Next season, our doors will be opening May 24, 2017 - Looking forward to seeing you there! Don't be disappointed fishing with our competition. Call me soon to reserve your spot for 2017!