I took three of my family members to Brewster, WA for our first sockeye. Our guide Brad with Bobber Down Guide got all of us our fish. We also hooked a couple chinook but lost them our fault. One of his secrets is Sockeye flavor Super Dipping Sauce. The fish weren't big but they we're there and in force and they made a delicious meal.
The summer run is heating up and this is the time for metal. I decided that I would try to add a new weapon to my fishing spinners I have never landed a large fish using spinners before Saturday last week. I got to the Cowlitz river it was low and clear. No one had caught a fish all day. So I started to rummage through my tackle box and found a Pen-Tac spinner that a friend of mine gave me to try out two years ago. I grab my trout pole and start fishing. Ten minutes later bam I hook into this fourteen pounder.
I was more surprised than the fish. That Monday I tried the Cowlitz river again the conditions were exactly the same so out came the spinner and I got this ten pounder.
Just to make sure it wasn't a fluke I tried the same setup on the Skykomish and landed this 18lb chinook after a 30 minute battle.
(No salmon where killed in the making of this blog) Loser Takes All!