Discussion in 'the Bird Room' started by Mikey P, Sep 9, 2017.
8.10 pounder caught nearby yesterday
What did he use? I had a shipmate in Alaska who swore he could catch salmon with anything red. One of handed him a toothbrush, he tied a hook to it and walked out the back door.
Half an hour later he was back, triumphantly waving a salmon about that size.
Don't ask if it was legal.
why the hell he kill it?
Brown's taste like sheeit
and that's a male, so no eggs to harvest to use as bait
I had a chance at an 18 pounder in '01 fishing Elk Creek in Pa
It was in the deep cut/run of a large pool with a couple dozen or so Steelhead .
His position in the deep cut (right at the front with fast water rushing over the top) made it impossible to drop a fly in front of him. (try as I may)
I didn't feel inclined to put 2 ounces of weight on to bomb and snag him (not the way I roll)
and he wasn't moving his nose from the front of the cut
so I gave up and spanked the Steelies instead
How do I know it was 18#?
someone caught it the next day fishing that pool
and was in the fishing/sport news (that's a HUGE Brown and big news ) close to the state record of 19 pounds that was caught in '00 on Walnut creek (10 miles east of Elk)
Brownie died on the ride in, heart attack.
Small browns taste good. Three to five pounders.