First Strike

Joined by my brother Brian, Deb’s son Mike and his friend Paul we shoved off on June 2nd in search of our first salmon of the year. A late start had

us in our anchorage at 10:30 pm still enjoying the last light of the wonderful long days on the north coast. The morning saw us fishing early and it wasn’t long before the first fish hit. Quick on his feet Mike set the hook and working his islander reel to perfection he expertly fought and landed our first salmon of the year, 30 lbs of bright shiney hard fighting Chinook. Well done Mike!! Paul was next in line but some crafty maneuvering by Brian had Paul cleaning weeds while Brian set the hook on the next fish. Dirty pool indeed but a 22lb Spring put up a great fight to make number two. Some work was required to hook Paul up but late the next day he got his chance and did not dissapoint. With some nice rod work and good hands on the reel Paul landed a beauty 25 lber. Although we couldn’t find the big one lots of nice eating halibut were landed as well as some tasty black rock fish. Good weather, good comradery and some good laughs. Thanks guys for joining us it was a blast.