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17lb Chinook Salmon at Campbell River

Marty
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Marty, avid angler and outdoors enthusiast. Enjoys and cares about the environment. Practices good fish handling techniques, and actively promotes catch and release - although also enjoys the odd shore lunch (with a beer!)

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I took a trip to Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada, staying at 'Painters lodge' . Campbell River is located midway along Vancouver Island’s eastern shore and has at its doorstep the Pacific Ocean.  The accommodation was reasonably priced - and the food was great! During this trip I used the guide services of 'Tall Tale Charters'. Steve was an excellent guide, and great fun to be out on the water with.

 

During the day I caught my limit of Chinook - all around the same size - 17lb:-

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Trolling was the order of the day using a downrigger. We were fishing between tides, and it was interesting to learn how the tides changed the way the bait was presented to the fish - some 150' below us.

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The end of the day saw us using the free boat ferry over to Painters lodges 'sister lodge' at April point. The meal overlooking the ocean, with a crafted beer was fantastic! I will be making a return trip for sure.


The next day was sight seeing, but I was sure to take in Campbell River itself. I think I will plan the next one around Steelhead and give that a shot as well!

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