Freshwater Final...final... final Westport (john's river) trip

Sockeye71

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Jul 5, 2011
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Maple Valley
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Dave
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Olympic 26' XLC "Sea Monkey"
Fished (John's River) last Friday for the final trip of the season! Just myself and the best little fisherman-girl around.

Didn't even get to marina until 2pm. put 20 gal of gas in boat.... used 6 herring and 4 chovy's my daughter caught off dock. Went over to boundary line of John's River.... Within 5 min a HUGE coho! My daughter even reeled it half-way in; until it went nuts jumping all over and she ran into cabin! (She did come back out and clear the other rod from the water... I'm still amazed she's only 4 and she knows what to do (more importantly, what NOT to do!)

For one hour we hooked 5 fish.... released one nice "teen" King.... lost one beast coho at boat! ended season with 3 coho for us two! two of them caught on her "chovy's" with helmets......

THANKS TO WHOMEVER PUT OUR KILL BAGS AWAY FOR ME! I left them sitting on the front of boat!

Filled out 3 full salmon punch cards.... and all but 4 were from Westport. Salmon fishing was awesome.... only used riggers 2 times whole season. I counted 14 kings on our two cards....

Thanks to all who helped when Co-captain went on baby hannibal watch!

Boat cleaned (almost too clean, needs blood!!!) and ready for off season projects!

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Salmon King

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Mar 29, 2013
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Everett, WA, USA
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Tim
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Salmon King 21' Custom Pilothouse
Nice late season ho! What did the big one weigh?

Good for you getting the 4yo out. I'm teaching my 5 yo how to drive the boat on troll, put the engine in nuetral, hold the net. She can't quite clear lines yet!

Tim
 
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