We set up in 100 feet of water and worked our way north. A buddy told me the night before of a temperature break, and that’s what we were looking for. Once we got on the north side of that break we quickly took our first bite, and it was game on. We quickly lost 3 fish, and were looking for the fourth. That fourth fish hit hard, and was quickly off to the races as we were hooked up with our first big king of the season. So the first fish in the boat was 19lbs. A good way to make up for loosing 3 quick fish.
For the rest of morning we had a great bite, steelhead on the surface taking orange and gold rapala x-raps. And the salmon taking shots at our spoons fished from the riggers. We ended the day with another heavy fish. I was down below putting some tackle away, and I hear “fish on!” Before anyone got to the rod, that fish was going to Canada. After a 20 minute battle we boated a beautiful 26lb king. One of the biggest kings that I’ve gotten this early in the season. I’m sure we’ll be seeing a bunch of 30lb+ fish brought to the scales during the upcoming Summer LOC Derby.
We’ll be out next Sunday for a Father’s Day trip with John and company. Can’t wait!