Did a little dawn patrol shift on the Klick this morning. Had heard some mixed reports and I did my yard work shift yesterday so I hit the river upstream of Klickitat. Water is stained as usual (about 2.5 feet of vis at 7 am) but wasn't terrible. The traffic on the river is picking up already... by 9 AM, 5 boats had gone past me but I didn't see many bank anglers above mile marker 10. Got a nice little series of tugs and dropped my loop halfway through the run. Fish on! It felt small but decent until it gave up after 15 seconds. I figured it was just a Klickitat mega-smolt, resi-trout, or sucker but as I got it in I was shocked to see a 14" Chinook. Not much fun on my TCX 7126! It was starting to turn gray and it looked like one of the mini-jacks that I've heard about this past year. It was clipped but based on it's coloration and me not being sure of the regs regarding salmon, I let it go. I assume it was a Spring/Summer jack Chinook. Has anyone else swung up one of these "mini" jacks? I finished out the run with a suspicious tug but no hook up and then worked some more water until noon. The stain on the water was getting considerably worse (as usual during the cycling of summer) and I called it a day. I was fishing a 525 Rio Skagit Short on my TCX with a MOW Medium 2.5 float and 7.5 sink tip. I really could've gone for the 5/5 MOW tip but I didn't have one. The 525 Short is REALLY short and every so often I found myself pulling my anchor on casts. . Maybe a 550 Skagit Flight will be a better match! The TCX is a new rod to me and I'm trying to get it dialed. All in good time I suppose. Tight lines!