Headed for the Mountains
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: West Coast, British Columbia, Canada.
Interest: Anything Alpine related, running, computers, fly fishing, chatting.
This afternoon, I went salmon fishing on the Fraser River again and I ended catching a 9lb pink salmon in about 10 minutes of fishing. I'm not going to say it was easy fishing, but it was a lot of work bringing in the fish when I had no net available. The fish didn't jump, but it was more of a tug-a-war type of fight as it wanted to swim downwards and hide below the boardwalk structure. Today, I did buy myself a brand new fishing reel and 40lb test braided line, so I had lots of confidence without worrying about losing the fish due to equipment failure.
I had over 15 strangers watching me land the fish. Luckily, an elderly couple had a net nearby and they pulled in the fish with their help. The fish wasn't in its most prized condition since it wasn't completely silver coloured, but more greyish in colour.
I'll fish the Fraser again for pink salmon, but if I catch one that isn't silver coloured, I will be releasing the fish.