My friend hooked into a nice brookie finally, and after being released he hung around for a bit so I got this video
After he swam back to the pool, my friend said there was a bigger one next to him, so I dunked the camera again
Then as it was getting close to sunset, we headed back to the road to fish a bit before leaving. As I was swinging my streamer through a pool, I finally connected. The first time it jumped, I thought it was one of the brood stock Browns they put in. Then it jumped again, and again, and again… At least 5 times it left the water! When I finally got it into my friend’s net we had a better look at it. Judging by the blue streaks on the face, no red at all in his adipose fin, and a forked tail, we both agreed it was a salmon! It measured 19" in the net!
Unless they just put this big guys in (doubtful as it’s still early in the season for brood stock salmon), it must have been a hold over coming up from the big pond.
Rough day otherwise, as one of the boots on my waders had developed a leak, I had gone all day with missed strikes and refusals, and was thinking I was going to go home skunked and wet. Just takes one good fish to turn the whole day around!