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Skykomish River Report
Snohomish County, WA

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06/06/2013
Drift Fishing
Chinook Salmon
Fish Eggs
Orange
Sunny
Hook & Bait
Evening
06/07/2013
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Hit the river after work with kgowens. First day of river fishing this season so I headed to my favorite hole on the Sky. Fishing was pretty slow. We were drifting eggs through a couple deep pockets. Had a few hits here and there but nothing was sticking so I switched to a spoon. Went up to a spot I knew was holding something. About half an hour in a massive king surfaced right next to me... I thought to myself, they're in here :) Back to eggs. Casted through a great drift and wham, but it didn't stick. I knew he wanted more, so more eggs to the hook, casted again in the same seam, and wham, it stuck. About 10 minutes on my light tackle and into a medium size net it went, and then it broke through the mesh, but we had it.

Great start to a season with this likely 30 pound category king. Great fishin with you yesterday Kris. Tried to edit the photo down enough to hide the location. I know there a couple local guys very keen on keeping this spot quiet.


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Steelheadin360
6/7/2013 12:54:00 PM
NICE FISH!!!

A little trick when trying to hide the spot, dont have your back to the river.
jpjames14
6/7/2013 12:58:00 PM
Yeah, like I said I'm not too concerned... More important I post my best photo with it :) Only those who know the spot would actually be able to tell where it is, and how to get there!
Dan Boone
6/7/2013 1:11:00 PM
I know that spot! :D Anyone else fishing there? I'll have to hit it next time I go.
jpjames14
6/7/2013 1:26:00 PM
Nobody there with us yesterday.
kgowens
6/7/2013 2:21:00 PM
Man, helping land that BEAST was amazing! I look forward to going back there! You know you got a rare fish, when a local on his way home from work stops in the middle of the road, puts it in park and goes, WHERE THE F*(^ did you catch that, I havent seen one that big in a LONG TIME!

jpjames....I think your fish owes me a new net since it tore through mine like a kid opening gifts on xmas once it hit the bank!!!
kgowens
6/7/2013 2:23:00 PM
I would post the goPro video, but then the TOP SECRET location would be out of the bag! Even though, after being there a ton, I still can't find it that easily!! If I were to guess where this picture was taken, I would guess Western Washington!
jpjames14
6/7/2013 2:32:00 PM
I'm just trying to respect the guy who yelled at another guy (which I witnessed in person) for posting it as a hotspot last fall... Nobody's fault, but we all got to have our secret spots...
Mark Collett
6/7/2013 4:14:00 PM
Congratulations--that's a hog.
05cr125r
6/7/2013 5:52:00 PM
can u say PIG....what a great fish and a awesome memory for you bud...nice work
Nwangler
6/7/2013 6:06:00 PM
Wow - nice work! Want to help a guy out here and share your spot? :)
schu7498
6/7/2013 8:12:00 PM
Congrats on successfully catching that hawg! I bet the gopro vid is epic!
oneshot
6/7/2013 10:33:00 PM
holy hogs!! nice fish!
afk
6/8/2013 8:57:00 AM
Oink! Oink! Sweet. Thanks for the pic.
amandapanda
6/8/2013 10:52:00 AM
Wow! That's an amazing fish! Nice goin'!
fishon
6/8/2013 12:13:00 PM
That's a winner that will bring a big smile to anyone who can land it. Great fish and glad to see they are still around.
jpjames14
6/8/2013 6:02:00 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone, this was definitely a memorable fish.
DSamurai
6/9/2013 7:09:00 AM
Nice!
Reel Priorities
11/12/2013 12:01:00 AM
Massive. Bravo!
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