I had asked the master salmon slayer if my Dad and I could tag along on a trip to Delta Clearwater for some silver action. I had taken my Dad to Julius Creek twice and my Dad just could not land a salmon. My dad had hooked over 20 fish on Julius but never landed one. I was hoping the Jedi powers of Dennis would help my Dad and I out with the task of my Dad landing his first salmon ever.
Dennis and his friend Chris met up with us on saturday morning and off we went to Delta for a day of silver fishing. We had to stop by the Salcha store and grab my Dad a one day fishing license because his 14 day license had expired the day prior. With a tank of gas and a license we were off.
The day started to clear up nice and the sun welcomed us as we put on our waders at the campground on the Delta Clearwater bank.
Wading was the order of the day and Dennis lead the way upstream to where he believed the fish to be holding. The short walked warmed us all quickly and when we arrived at "The Spot" we quickly shed some clothing and rigged up our flylines with purple egg-sucking leaches and my Dad used a small orange spinner on a break-down rod that I usually take on fly-in hunts.
Chris was the first to see bright red salmon holding in a pool. Chris worked the hole for a few minutes to no avail. My Dad was the first to connect with a bright red coho. The pole he used only had 6 pound test and after a five minute test of wills my Dad had landed his first salmon.
Shortly after my dad caught the first salmon of the day Chris and Dennis began catching one coho after another for the next few hours, with an occasional grayling mixed in the bunch.
After my Dad had caught a couple Cohos and my floating flyline was kicking my butt, the freezing water of Delta Clearwater took it's toll and my dad and I parted our ways with our new friends Dennis and Chris.
Dennis and Chris continued catching Cohos and grayling while my dad and I drove back to Midway for a Buffalo burger.