Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pink Salmon Fishing with the Saunders Boys

The pink salmon fishery on Vancouver Island is just plain fun! The Saunders boys regularly go to visit their grandparents and uncles on the island. The boys will fly fish the beaches for pinks that are on the move to their home rivers. The pinks travel down Vancouver Island from out in the Pacific after a year and bit out in the ocean. Pink salmon's life cycle is only two years but their size is quite impressive. They give an excellent account of themselves after a take on a 5 or 6 weight fly rod. Their dad, Roy, has made a point of teaching all their kids about enjoying the outdoors. I can still recall seeing Devon getting his knuckles dusted while tangling with a big humpy (male pink salmon) on a 4 weight rod. Fresh pink salmon on the barbeque is pretty darn good too. Way to go Brad and Devon. I can tell you are having a great time.

Brad and Devon with a nice pink! Looks like this "chrome" pink just entered the river!

Nice humpy Brad!

Devon with a beauty!

1 comment:

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