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Monday, August 13, 2007

My Fishin' Trip

I am about to depart on my final big adventure for the summer--6 days of salmon and halibut fisihing off the western coast of Vancouver Island in Canada's western most provence of British Columbia. My golfin' buddy, Rick was a fishing guide in those waters when he was younger. In fact he even took John Wayne out fishing. He promises I will catch my limit of King Salmon and halibut. We will be taking his 21 foot boat out of Ucluelet.

So on Thursday morning we will drive up to the B.C. ferry landing at Horseshoe Bay, cross to Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island and then drive across the rustic, forested interior of the island to the less traveled west coast and our base for the week at Ucluelet.

We plan to go out about 12 miles off shore or in close to shore depending on tides and the where the fish are located. In between fishing we also plan to play some golf and probably eat all the wrong things. Hopefully we will eat a salmon or two before the week is up and we head home with our limits. Check my blog again in about a week and a half to read the journal of my trip and see some digital pics of the fish that didn't get away.