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First Shore Salmon of the Year - NEW PB!!!

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Bly and I haven't been pounding the shores nearly as often in the past month as we did last year. We've tried for Salmon on piers and river mouths 3 times before tonight and only had one hook up...and none landed. Well, tonight we decided we needed to get out of the house and throw some cleos for an hour.

 

We hit our fav pier near the creek mouth and began casting away. It was still hot and humid out...we were chatting, wondering if it was possible that with the HOT temps the last few days if they may have headed back out to the big lake. We decided we'd try a few more casts and call it a night, when suddenly I felt a strong hit!! I set the hook so hard that my drag went off a little....I wasn't going to lose this one because of a poor hookset...LOL.

 

This fish didn't know it was hooked for the first 20 seconds or so because it started coming in nice and easy. Suddenly it SHOOTS off like a rocket and line is peeling off my line at an alarming rate!!! I manage to turn the fish around and after a few nice acrobatic jumps and a few more runs (each run getting shorter and shorter) I finally landed this chinny.

 

This one breaks my old PB length of 39" by 1/2 an inch. It weighed in at 22lbs 2 ounces on the rapala digi scale. This beats our teams salmon by 3.5 inches...and once the bonus inches are in, it'll add 5" to our total. She was released to swim another day to head up stream to lay her eggs.

 

It's good to get that first one of the season out of the way...hopefully they'll be hanging around for the next month in good numbers!

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nice looking fish there cliff! still pretty fresh.......can't wait till the steelies follow em up.....

 

Thanks. I hear you...cant wait to hit those tribs for steelhead....it's been far too long since I donned the waders!

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back comes the 11pm ccmt report!

 

Congrats on the PB Cliff, you must have been REAL HAPPY. Don't see a smile like THAT from you very often :). Thanks for sharing with us.

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Uh-huh! SSDD!

 

"Oh Honey my hair is a mess... you hold the fish for the picture."

 

Congratulations on "your" PB Cliff! ;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I dunno what makes me say that kinda stuff? :devil:

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nice fish, that one still looks a bit on the fresher side,22lber or so is a good average King for sure,I also like the way you keep at it and breaking new PB's all the time :Gonefishing:

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Awesome looking fish Cliff!

 

Ill be standing right about where you are there friday evening and probably saturday morning as I am home from Guelph for the weekend to do some fishing!

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Congrats on the new PB Cliff. Very nice looking fish for this time of year. Way to go :thumbsup_anim:

 

Joey

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Thats a great fish Cliff!.......i was reading the post, i scroll down and see the picture and i said out loud" HOLY [email protected]"....my wife asks...'whats up?".......i says....."come and see the salmon Cliff caught".....she walks over to have a look, sees the picture, and the first thing out of her mouth is...."HOLY [email protected]"! LOL. Well done on the PB

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