**same post as in the saltwater section**
First of all thank you to the Anchor Point Sportsman's Association, the town of Anchor Point and their residents, Anchor Point Inn, and Stan for their hospitality. We had a GREAT time.
Hey Polebender, where was my coffee???lol. You should let me know when you have an extra seat when you are driving. I'd fill it if I didn't have plans even if it was fairly last minute.
So the video pretty much says it all. Could I have done anything more to lose Greta's fish? I don't think so. I can't believe we got the fish. The only consolation is I KNOW that everyone who has netted more than a couple dozen kings has had this happen to them and that off a kayak it's a lot harder than it looks...I think. The plan from here on out is net your own fish. Much easier to lead a fish into your own net than when you are 10 ft away. Frankly could there have been any more pressure. Tournament money on the line and I had bought her boat at the auction, first ever kayak caught fish to be entered in the tournament, Greta's first EVER sport caught king (She commercial fishes) and of course her first ever salmon from a kayak! For her second time ever on a kayak and first time in her newly acquired one, I'd say A+++ for you Greta! Good job!
Part II of the video is a tad long at 14 minutes. But I wanted to show the kayak folks on another forum how fast the kayak can be towed by a 25 pound king. Even the video doesn't do it justice though you can still tell.
Part I: The kayak team and my 14 pound halibut
Part II: Greta's first ever king...and it was from a yak!! 25 pound chromer!
More pictures and details on my blog (see signature).