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04/30/2018
51° - 55°
Trolling
Chinook Salmon
None
Green
Raining
Flasher/Lure
Morning
46° - 50°
05/01/2018
5
2788

Giving this a 5 only because the fish was huge & the run was epic....other than that, very slow day! Fished solo today with all my friends (literally nobody could go today). Had a solid day yesterday so kept boat in water at Cap Sante. Headed to secret spot by 9am (old man time)...low slack at noon & had to leave by noon. Cold/wet/breezy all morning & yesterday's fishy bait on the screen was gone. Because I had to leave at noon, figured I'd stick it out with 4-5 other boats. Nothing at 115'/110'/105'/100'/90'---all trolls...decided on 80' for last pass. Went 100 yards south of the can on a south troll & bam..off the clip & a couple good romps....then, exactly as a seal would take it, began literally spooling me. By the time I got the boat turned around, 3/4 of my line was gone & still peeling. I have been sealed so many times this year, I was cussing loudly as I began the chase. Took about 10 minutes to finally get on top of it...wanted badly to drown it...at least get my flasher back. Literally drug the thing to the surface & to my amazement, was a big king...and a hatch...and, no seal. Into the net it slid...thick & long (36")! What a great way to end the season...Irish Creme CK 5" off the deck was the trick. Goofy looking poogies..like a cross between a herring/candlefish in the belly...about 1.5" long. Pumped for the rest of the season!


Comments

rmrauscher
5/1/2018 10:17:42 AM
WOW nice fish and fishing solo takes it to a whole new level. Definitely a 5 star rating.
rtk
5/1/2018 2:40:17 PM
Nice job Kettel! Keem
rtk
5/1/2018 2:40:33 PM
Nice job Kettel! Keem
PatrickC
5/1/2018 10:33:46 PM
Wow! Great report, I felt like I was in the boat with you. Awesome fish! Patrick F. McManus would be proud!
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