Skunked for coho in MA9

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  1. James W.

    James W. Member

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    But I did catch and release this chinook. I feel very fortunate. I was out with a good buddy, and without his help, I don't think I would have landed this fish. He had to crank up the outboard and chase it twice in order to steer clear of a buoyed boat and a bridge abutment. Then he helped me strip off my running line and untangle a knot in case the fish was going to take a long run, which it did not. Finally, we got fish in net, snapped a photo, and said farewell. An exciting 10 minutes.
    One of the great moments in a blessed life!
    I'm going to buy a bigger net soon.
     

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    Nice fish! I bet that was a blast! You won't soon forget that one!
     
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    Good work
     
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    Nice work, but I guess I'll be "that guy" that reminds you that fish that are to be released shouldn't be lifted out of the water.
     
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  5. James W.

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    I just checked the regs, and you are correct. Thanks. I will not make that mistake again.
    The fish was released very promptly, however. We wasted no time.
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    Is that a hatchery king? I don't see the adipose.
     
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    I caught a ~25 lb hatchery king in area 9 yesterday as well, it was a shame to send it on it's way, but that's part of the game. We also caught one of nine coho counted at the Mukilteo ramp by 3 pm, so they are not in thick yet. Should be better coho numbers starting on Labor day (ish).
     
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    James- It was a privilege being there to see that fish and play a small part in it getting to the boat! We worked hard for that fish and is one I'll remember for a long time.
     
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    Don't buy a bigger net!!! You'll only jinx yourself!!!:D
     

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