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.