Happy Tyee Tuesday everyone! This weekend we had the guys from Mike’s Auto Body from the San Fransisco Bay area come and party with us, and do a little fishing too. These California guys toughed out the rain (barely) and slayed the salmon! We had a few boatloads of chinook in the 20’s, along with a few really nice high teeners. One crazy fish story came back to the dock that will be told for many years to come. Our guests Kent, Jay, Jeff and James were salmon fishing out in the bay of pigs on Jake’s boat when James hooked into a good one. The fish was going crazy, swimming under the boat and around the other lines. The fish went for one last run under the kicker, and ended up snapping James’ line. The line went slack and the boys thought they lost it. A few seconds later, Kent’s rod started screaming just like James’ had! Much to their surprise, James’ fish had gotten tangled with Kent’s line, and now Kent was fighting the fish through his flasher! Kent fought the fish right up to the boat, and captain Jake gaffed the chinook and brought it in! This fish ended up to be the biggest salmon of the trip at 26 lbs! Its the craziest fish story yet of the season, and lucky fish for James and Kent!
We had so much fun with this great group of guys, and we hope you’ve all had a safe trip back down to that warm weather! For those of you headed up to the lodge, don’t forget your sunscreen! The sun is back 🙂