September 3, 2009
Shell Busey recently embarked on his annual fishing trip up to The Queen Charlotte Islands. The Queen Charlotte Islands or Haida Gwaii (as it is referred to by the local residents) is a remote location off the northwest coast of British Columbia that is steeped in aboriginal history, old growth forests, unsurpassed scenic beauty, and of course amazing fishing experiences.
This trip was similar to many of Shell’s previous fishing excursions in recent years which included relaxing accomodations and great food at the Alaska View Lodge
in Massett. This trip however was to be especially memorable for Shell as he was accompanied by his long time fishing partner/daughter Monica and her 8 year old son Dawson, Shell’s eldest grandson.
The three generations of the Busey family fishing together was something Shell had been looking forward to for a long time, and it was also just as exciting for Dawson who was going on his first ocean fishing adventure with “Papa.”
The fishing was great, but nothing could top the experience of watching and helping young Dawson excitedly land his first Salmon, a 12 pound Coho Salmon, which was incidentally the biggest fish caught on the first day. The first of many fun-filled family fishing adventures to come!