Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Big Fishing Trip

Last week Bob had a chance to go fishing on Vancouver Island with a good friend of ours and 2 of his buddies. It was a last minute thing but something he's always wanted to do. They flew to Ucluelet on the west side of Vancouver Island - the same place Naomi and I visited a few years back when she ran her marathon. Here are some pictures that Bob took.

Sun coming up as the boat heads out in the early morning.

I love this picture with the wake and all the fishing rods!

Such beautiful blue water - which apparently does not make for good fish catching. Something about the algae growing and the fish can't see the hooks - interesting theory!

They had supper at the Wickannish Restaurant over at Long Beach.

There were lots of surfers in the water. Bob said.

The lodge with rooms where they stayed.


And did you notice that there are no pictures of fish?? Apparently they did catch some but not nearly what they hoped for. The weather was uncooperative for fishing out 20 miles on the bank on the second day so they stayed in around the islands and caught some rockfish and ling cod. A good reason to go back another time, Bob tells me!! And sorry, Mel - there will be no halibut for Christmas dinner!!


  1. Too bad there were no fish! We have a friend who's hubby was just there fishing as well and they did fantastic! Maybe they caught ALL the fish.

  2. Dad got some great photos - too bad he didn't get many fish!

  3. The pictures are awesome. Well done, Dad! He must have been thinking about you scrapping some of those. ;)
    I understand about the halibut. Sorry they didn't get more.

  4. It looks like they had a good time... even without the fish. Some great pictures!

  5. My cousin lives on the shores of Vancouver Island. Their home is right on the beach, and the photos I have seen are beautiful. I must visit her too one day!

  6. That is such a beautiful area! We honeymooned in a cabin on the water in B.C., and we would love to go back someday.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!