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Thursday, July 28, 2011

First Pink Salmon 2011

My first Pink Salmon this season came much later than usual... Today while fishing the lower river I found a group of fish and as I cast my fly to them more pushed into the run. The rivers slightly larger than usual for this time of year too making it a bit harder to target these sometimes finicky fish! Fishing my floating line with about 12ft of leader and a weighted fly I fished many a cast before hooking up, as a matter of fact I think I made an hours worth of casting and then a bump! Next cast a flash and then finally after making the 30th last cast I hooked up on a nice Pink Salmon, sea lice still attached to this feisty little chromer! I'm guiding the next 5 days so I'm pleased to finally see a few fish in the Campbell, my home waters that can produce some of the greatest fly-fishing on the planet. in the last week I have also witnessed a few longer slender fish which i assume are Steelhead but haven't had any luck temping them to take a fly which makes me curious? If indeed steelies, these fish are usually quick to pounce on anything that swims in their territory. The big question is will there be another banner return like the last two seasons, we'll soon know!