No doubt the highlight of the week, if not the season, is the fish that Gene Miller caught (pictured above). For four years Gene has fished king salmon with me. The boat always landed a king or two on each of his trips, but this is the first king for Gene. When I netted the 65lb buck I looked at him and said "I can now cross you off of my bucket list". It was a long wait for both of us.
How was the red fishing you ask? Not bad. Some days the run was strong, other days perseverance and patience would lead to limits.
It looks like the week ahead should still be good for red salmon, and I anticipate the king fishing to be good as well. I haven't heard of any silver salmon being caught on the river yet but it's just a matter of time before these fighting machines make their way back.
Until next week, tight lines.
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