I'm giving up rowing for Tyee. Due to a long string of circumstances involving rod-holders going home, rod-holders unavailable, an available one sympathetic to my situation regarding wind following the tide, old age and a slightly sore back, I ended up on the beach at the Clubhouse this evening. But let me back up a bit. The last three evening outings for me have basically been good exercise as we've seen fish as they porpoise, as they splash, as they jump and as they cavort madly about the pool mocking we poor mortals, and not counting our magnificent Dogfish, we've not had a decent strike since last Saturday with Leaping Lena. So I wasn't terribly sad to not row tonight plus I've now discovered the secret to having a good bite happen after not happening for a few nights in a row is to have me on the beach. I base this on the bite that happened tonight when we could see one boat on a fish, lost it, then another rowed out and the net dipped. Then another, and someone up north, then right in front of the Clubhouse. Three or four guys on within minutes of each other. And naturally the wind eased off too, making for a much easier go and leaving a lovely evening that could have been enjoyed, had we been out. Off the top of my head there was a 26 1/2 first, then a 25 or so, then a 37 1/2 Tyee, then back to back to back 29 somethings with two called 29 1/2 and one 29 I think. At least three fish were hooked and lost and I saw six weighed in but as I left only the one Tyee. Just before I started typing tonight I received a text telling me that I had just been officially nominated as the Sure Bite At Sundown Mascot For 2017, valid as long as I stay on the beach at the Clubhouse. Should I choose to actually go out and row, thereby jinxing the pool and killing anyone's chance for a Tyee, my neat foil-festooned plastic wine glass "trophy" will have to be returned. I kind of like that trophy and everybody seemed happy when they caught fish while I watched so.......................maybe I should quit. NOT!! Here's a few pics from tonight. The line-up at the cleaning table with a couple more still lying by the scale so not pictured. They were mostly darker fish tonight. When it's nice here it's really nice and watching Tyee rowboats plying the pool with the coast mountain range as a backdrop never gets old. Mount Doogie Dowler on the Mainland far away. More pics when I figure out why my computer isn't working properly. The thumbnails don't seem to open although they can be viewed in original place by clicking upper right icon. (Not the X) Something not right. Take care.