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11/02/2019
51° - 55°
Casting
Chum Salmon
Chartreuse
Mostly Sunny
Jigs
Morning
46° - 50°
11/03/2019
5
2592

I participated in the 2019 Salmon Slayride benefitting Heroes on the Water, and actually won!

60 kayak anglers from all around the Pacific Northwest showed up to have a ton of fun and to help out a great cause. The day was filled with tangled lines, fish wrapping around each other's anchor lines, playing bumper-kayak with each other, giving each other a ton of crap all day, and having a blast while doing it. The rating is more about the event, the people I fished with, and the tons of fun we had. There was a mid-day lunch break served by Heroes on the Water volunteers, an awards ceremony after with tons of fantastic cash and prize awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, along with multiple raffle items given out with a ton a great gear for kayak anglers.

The fish aren't in there very thick yet, but a few of us managed to get a few of them to net. I landed 2 for the day, but 1 happened to come in a 12.52 lbs, which wound up bringing my total high enough to finish with a greater total weight than some guys that landed 3 fish.

Could not have asked for a better day weather wise for the beginning of November, a little cold and foggy first thing in the morning, but then it cleared up for just a beautiful day.

If you are a kayak angler, mark your calendar for next November, you don't want to miss this!


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fisherman92
11/4/2019 8:54:33 AM
That looks like a blast! Way to take home 1st!
JoshH
11/4/2019 10:25:43 AM
Thanks! It was an absolute blast and a great organization to support.
Ruffneck18
11/4/2019 5:01:50 PM
Looks AWESOME! Just bought a 2020 Oldtown Predator Pdl. Should be here Thursday.
JoshH
11/4/2019 6:13:57 PM
It was a ton of fun. Good luck!
ElginFishing
11/4/2019 11:16:15 PM
Just found out, BIG Congrats on your win!!! Totally awesome Josh and that fish is a beast! Way to go out there!!! :-)
JoshH
11/5/2019 8:35:39 AM
Thanks Russ. I was shocked I won. Taking home $1000 wasnt bad :) I had actually stopped fishing early too, because I knew a few guys had 3 fish and I heard someone had 4. I was there for the fun anyway. Wound up my 12.52lb fish was a lot larger than any others that it put me over the top for total weight by about a pound.
reynoldsj
11/8/2019 6:51:06 AM
Great job Josh!! I love this report!
JoshH
11/8/2019 11:36:35 AM
Thanks Jeff, it was an awesome time supporting and awesome organization, and I fish with a group of awesome folks. Pretty awesome to win it as well!
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