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Thread: December Kings/Halibut/Pinks/Deer

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    Default December Kings/Halibut/Pinks/Deer

    Had n interesting two days doing a bit of fishing here while the weather has been nice. Yesterday after helping a buddy heat tape his pipes we went to try for a steelie before dark. Fishing for the big trout has been good so I had high hopes. Well after getting to the river we saw the water was pretty low but tried anyway. First hole the bobber tanked and we caught this trophy. A scenery photo as well. December 9th. Steelhead were there but lockjawed.
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    So we went out trolling for kings today and we got into them pretty early. Caught two legal and 1 shaker right off and it slowed down a bit. Funny part - so we had a huge takedown in 37 feet of water running 35 down. Knew pretty early it was a butt so we just drifted along and fought it. Finally got a glimpse of it and it was a HOG - over 100 but who knows it's a fish story now. Well after deciding we wanted to salvage the 'secret' king fly we decided to harpoon the fish and add some halibut to the menu. Well the harpooner swung a mighty swing, missed the fish when he slipped, hit the swim deck, bent the harpoon and broke the line at the hook, luckily the fly was still on the line. We did manage a deer on the way back to add to the trip for the disgusted fisherman who needed one more for the winter. This photo is priceless.
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    Good story on the monster halibut loss....lol.

    A pink in December? I've never heard of that.

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    That's a late pink... Dang... Is it unusual down there?
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Smile I like it...

    Good fishing, good hunting and good friends= good story!

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    Default Late pink

    Yea it's unusual. Oddly enough it was in great shape for a river pink. Weird.
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    I've never heard of a pink that late before, even in WA/OR where they run later... Crazy
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Gooch , Is that guy looking at the harpon Chuck ? If it is how is he getting a long ? That does look like one of his favorite flies .

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