Yes folks, here we are on the cusp of the fall Chinook salmon season. The weather is on and off, wet and dry, calm and windy. One day I’ll fish eleven hours and never get a tug – not one – and end the day exhausted. The next day I might get a tug, hook the fish and then loose it for no reason other than the hook pulled free. The next day I’ll fish 7 hours, get three tugs, and land all three salmon. That’s the way it goes. Salmon fishing is an addiction for some of us. No way escaping the facts.
Here are a few frames from a recent GoPro video plus a fairly random assortment of scenes from the last several weeks fishing in the ocean and in the estuary and just general stuff I found when I downloaded photos recently. I hope you enjoy the non-fish scenes as much as the fishy ones.
On the topic of Chinook salmon, these are among the most spectacular gamefish I have ever had the honor to pursue. Occasionally I’ll catch one, and every fish is precious. If you fly fish for Kings you understand already.