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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-08-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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An amazing king salmon adventure

I am very fortunate to have the time and opportunity to explore many new fisheries and revisit old ones that are etched in my memory, however, this past week I was able to hook numerous fresh king salmon up to 50 lbs. using only floating line with unweighted flies. This was due to the fact of the remoteness of the this river and the lack of any pressure. I suspect I could of landed a few on dries if I had any with me due to the fact the fish were in very shallow water under 3 feet in most cases. The largest King landed was 46 inches and we had several doubles and triples and we estimated that for every 10 cast we would be into a fish. About a third of them were chrome bright with sea lice still attached and the others were just beginning to turn. Even in this day and age, it is nice to know there are still amazing places out there untouched by but a few.
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing.


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That is TRULY awesome.
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A few years ago we had a blast fishing for all sizes(15-50lb) of kings in shallow(ish) slow moving water. It's was totally addicting stuff! You really had to be very presice and had to have good presentation for these fish because they were very spooky and moving fast through this pool. Awesome stuff to hook these fresh running fish with lightly weighted flies and light sink tips. The river where we fished for these fish was(and is) a very popular Lower Mainland river and all the good, deep Chinook pools were very crowded so we decided to try something else and it was a very good choice we did.

Great stuff!


Ps. Sorry about the picture quality - it's a real pain in the butt to make the pics so small to upload them here...
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My King Adventure

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The view from the that the Little Nelchina? Just wondered, it looks familiar but then many here look like that from the air.


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