Well, to make a long intro short. I didn’t want to mention the fact that Hook broke his switch rod last week. He has had some pretty back luck with gear this season. As you know, fly gear is way over priced but each person sees it differently. With Hook losing shooting heads after shooting heads during the Pink season, now it has come to breaking his Z-Axis as well. But that doesn’t stop the bratha from doing what he enjoys.
This was going to be a tough weekend. Tough i say!!! Not so much of the fishing really but more with the emotional rollercoster that Hook has to endure. The baitcaster is not a far fetched item for Hook but rather a decision of a purist of fly, hahahah. I had to say it, i know he doesn’t like it but who cares!!!
Let’s just get this out in the open now, i didn’t do so well this weekend. As a matter of fact, i pretty much got skunked with only the 3 – 4 pinks and some sucker fish. Yes, hooked 3 sucker fish for me yesterday and it really sucks. So this post will be about Hook. It was truly an amazing outing for the both of us, even though i got nothing. Just seeing him battle fish was, from the bottom of my heart, nothing shy of AMAZING!!!
Here is how we started off the day.
Everyone around was looking big springs. Really big springs and Hook lands his first of the season, spring that is. Not too big but not that small either. A 10min battle on 8lbs leader, resulted in a stinky as hell fish, hahaha. Doesn’t stop there. We talked last week prior to him breaking his rod into 5 pieces that it would be so nice if we all actually got a chance to limit out. We have never been able to do that and to through into the mix, everything had to be different. Today, he did pretty much just that. Except for the fact that he was the only one with the limit.
3 different species here, from top down. 6lbs elusive hatchery Coho, 8lbs bright as a bullet chum and a 12lbs you can smell from a mile away stinky spring. But to my surprise as i was getting ready to do my salmon jerky. it’s not as stinky anymore when you see this.
Not a white but a red, wow. The flesh on this thing was amazing and by the way, i messed up with the fillet, hahaha. Knife was so dull after cutting up the chum and i didn’t want to ruin my shun knife for it. Anyways, a great start to the season for Hook and for those of you that didn’t show up after the invitation, no jerky for you, hahaha.
It’s a great start but there are even better days to come as this is just the beginning. There are cohos around as Hook had 2 today, 1 wild and 1 hatchery. I didn’t know why i didn’t get anything but i know i have fresh roe for this coming weekend. And if i fail, i know i have my bratha to cover my back on making the team shine. We have some awesome weather and with water being the level it is, more and more will come into the system. Get out there and enjoy yourself. We are only weekend warriors right now, been super busy so chances are, we will only be able to make it out on the weekends. Hope to see you all out there and enjoy the rays while they last!!!