Monday, December 08, 2008
WOOHOO! Happily unemployed! First time since I was 14 years old that I wasn't either in school or working. While sonner than later I need to find a job, I am going fishing every chance I get!
Well unlike in Alaska, the primetime for fishing in Western Washington is right now in December.
Since November 22, I have been fishing 7 times, catching fish on 5 occasions with two of times keeping two fish limits. All really nice hatchery run steelhead from 6 to 12 pounds. Trying to get as much of the steelhead fishing in as I can always catch salmon when and if I get back to Alaska which I am trying to do right now.
I have been focusing on small streams mainly using a float and bait or jig combination. My wife deosn't allow me to take the nice digital camera so not too many pics, but it has been a blast. The fish fight like crazy and to watch a bobber go down, set th hook, and a 10 pound silver streak blasts out of the water is something pretty dang cool. I'll try to update more often, but here's a pic of one of the fish I recently landed.
Oh yeah, this summer I did manage to land my personal best Coho of 19.5 pounds. Though the fish are large in Alaska, the Coho/silvers are larger down here in Washington. This one was caught trolling 7 miles off shore, directly west of my house.