I just found this forum and wanted to say I'm impressed with all the fishing pictures and advice. A little bit about me - I'm 33 years old, and live in Kansas. Before moving here, I lived ten years in southwest Washington State, and did a lot of salmon fishing on the Willapa River. Most of my salmon fishing was done between the ages of 12 and 15 out there, and I was lucky enough to have caught 41 kings in one year when I was 14 years old. I caught my biggest king ever when I was 12 - on September 24, 1987 on the Willapa on a rainy evening. He weighed 61 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 49 inches long. It took me an hour to get him in, with my mom holding onto the back of my life jacket as he tugged our boat around for an hour. Now I live in Kansas and am stuck with catfish LOL - and big whitetail bucks (a good trade off!!) but I miss my salmon fishing. At any rate, I wanted to introduce myself and I hope to someday get to fish for those big kings again! Have a happy and safe new year!