Hog Hunting, PNW Style

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  1. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Monday was travel day. The plan was to p/u my best friend, and take him to my cousin's place. Plans change, his battle with cancer kept him home, and doing doctor visits instead.

    A drive over the pass to the east side of the State, and we met up with my younger cousins (daughters/grand daughter). Dinner in Chelan, and a room in Brewster.

    O-dark-thirty, we're in the boat, and on the Columbia River. Chinook ("Kings") is the target, specifically, hatchery fish. "Wild" are off limits, as are the Sockeye.

    Fish are jumping all around us, but not much of a bite on. A younger cousin needed help getting her 16lbs. fish in the boat, wore her out. The grandaughter lost three nice ones, finally landed a sockeye... which we had to release.

    My cousin had broken a rib (or two) a couple of weeks ago, and was not in fish fighting form, so, he led the cheering.

    I managed to land a 20lbs. (wild) King, which we had to release, and, managed to land a twin to the 16lbs. King (landed earlier).

    After 8hrs. time on the water, the skipper called it quits.

    I'm sharing mine with my friend, as well as a box of fresh, tree ripened peaches (mighty fine!).

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  2. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Pro Staff Third Coast Thermal SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Looks like he could do a lot of rooting damage!
     
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  3. Curly Shuffle

    Curly Shuffle LSB Active Member SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    And fun was had by all!! It's a hellofa day at sea sir!!! FISH FISH!!
     
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  4. RattlesnakeDan

    RattlesnakeDan San Antonio Texas LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Nice going RD...never fish much anymore but this makes me want to go.
     
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  5. djones

    djones gfy I LIKE PONIES I HEART DIRT CLODS

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    now THATS what i call a hawg
     
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  6. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Fresh Fish!! It's what's for dinner. Fun adventure RD.
     
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  7. scrmblr1982cj8

    scrmblr1982cj8 LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY LoneStarBoars Supporter TEAM OinK

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    Beautiful fish! Beautiful country out there!
     
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  8. BDubbs

    BDubbs LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter TEAM OinK

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    congrats,Rat! terrific day and catch!
     
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  9. chthump

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    Looks like a great day, I'm jealous. Wish the Northwest coast was a little closer.

    A good friend of mine from AK ruined me from eating salmon in Texas, fresh salmon doesn't have a smell, I thought fresh salmon smelled liked tuna until I went to AK. Raw salmon and wasabi on the bank of the Copper River, good times.
     
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  10. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    This is 200 miles inland, on the Columbia River. At least 300 miles (from the ocean) as the fish swims. It IS purdy country, great orchards all around, as well as the area which was in the news for wildfires in years passed.
     
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  11. theblakester

    theblakester Got a black belt in keeping it real. LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Great catch! Good times
     

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