Saltwater Cowboys Ramblings 2016 - Issue #2

Campfire Stories for September, 2016

End-Season Report

The 2016 "Best Coast" season has come to a close and, weather permitting, we'll be bringing the Grady-White back home to Courtenay for cleaning and maintenance in the next week or two. This summer saw us battling consistently high winds and some of the nastiest seas ever (sorry to everyone who didn't have such a 'swell' day) but, unlike Nootka Sound and Winter Harbour, we still managed to have a banner salmon year.

    Halibut weren't nearly as accessible as they normally are because the weather kept us inshore most of the time, but our guests managed to haul in several nice Red Snapper, Black Sea Bass, Rockfish, Ling Cod and Red Rock Crab to top up the Springs, Sockeye, Pinks, Coho and Chum they took home in their coolers. Hopefully the winds will be more cooperative next year, and we'll get a few more Halibut for our guests as well.

    On a sad note, the Canadian Princess set sail for the last time this past week. The new owners decided that it wasn't economically feasible to keep her in port, so she was refloated and towed away to the lower mainland to be scrapped. The whole town turned out to watch, and some tears were shed, as she was towed out of the small craft harbour after 30 years along side in Ucluelet (see the video here).

Canadian Princess
                                                  Sets Sail One Last

    We look forward to hosting everyone again next year, and plan to head back out to the "Best Coast" some time in June. In the meantime, we'll be running the occasional winter trip out of Comox or Deep Bay. Call me if you want to try winter fishing, or just take friends out for a boat ride.

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