The Salmon Derby is not the kind of fishing where one can wax poetic and romanticize about becoming one with Nature and all that sort of thing.
It is a meat hunt..
And it is grim at times...
There will be very few grip and grin shots with the angles just right to bring out the beauty of it all...
I think there is beauty there.
In the Tradition.
...but inside the cooler it is something else...
And after your removed and Magnum size treble hook from a smaller size salmons mouth...well...it aint pretty.
It Never ceases to amaze me that a Five pound salmon would hammer a Magnum spoon big enough for it to choke on.
Day one was a great day for fishing!!
Cold to start but had me cleaning fish it a tee shirt by the end of it.
Is spring finally here???
We got five salmon today...but no big ones.Perfect for the table but nothing boardworthy...yet..
Friends of ours hit a good one right in the area we were fishing today...which stings ..but is a good sign.
We are at it again tomorrow..and Owen is coming ...He is all fired up about it...which is nice.
MAybe he'll bring us some luck.