Another great day on the water.

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  1. Caveman Jim

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    Well after three-weeks of R&R (pure unadulterated lazyness) I decided to go fishing with my good friends & ex-coworkers this morning on the upper Chehalis river.

    Normally during coho season I'd be chasing them in the tidewater trolling herring or artificials but I was invited to float the river in a non motorized boat to pull plugs & cast spinners till my arms fall off. I dearly miss my drift boat trips and worldly adventures from years ago.
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    I love this time of year when the fall plumage and cooler weather graces me with all its glory and fish flood into their natal river system that I dearly love fishing year after year.

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  2. No_Regerts

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    Looks likena lot of fun! Is that a summer fish?
     
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    It was funnn. That is a fall Coho that has been in the system a little while.
     
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    Damn, in that pic it looks like a steelhead. I must be losing my mind.
     
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    Excellent!!
     
  6. KKG

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    Gentleman Jim; When you get done smoking that critter you can drop by the Sick Bed and I'll buy you a beer:D:D:D! Mike
     
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    I too thought that because it was a hen but the eggs were blood red (coho), orange (steelhead).;)
     
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    I'm a DB'er as well....love to float and fish.
    The giveaway was the fork tail.
    The head does look steelie, though.
     
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    Hey, with all the Atlanta Salmon being raised in Puget Sound who knows what you are going to catch!
     
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    Our old girl Sheba would occasionally sneak down to the river and come back with various fish , sometimes live and sometimes not so live :eek::D...They weren't as big as the fish in your picture Jim ... But I always hoped Game and Fish weren't around to see her with her "catch"...:eek::D
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    Our old girl Sheba
     
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    Be careful of salmon poisoning, my son's dog got it eating dead chum salmon in the creek near the house, he nearly died.:(

    Beautiful Sheba!!!
     
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    Andy; She's a lovely lady, that's for sure. Our first was an Irish Setter Lady Dog(Kathy) that loved to walk on the Pacific Ocean Beaches out around LaPush. She just loved rolling around in any old dead Salmon laying on the Beach. She also Loved being taken up River (The Quiluete) where I would take her out of the Boat and wash all the old Salmon out of her Coat. She was also a truly Natural Bird Dog. I once took her for a walk at one of the Release Areas North of Sequim where she would turn up Three or Four birds Before the 10K Show Dogs where even out of their kennel!

    Now we have Barney Miller and he does a great job of Entertaining all his friends at the Gunshow in Puyallup. He also does a fine job on 'Coons and 'Possims.
     
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    That’s a truly beautiful dog, Andy!!!

    There ya go showin’ off again, Jim! :D Nice fish, bro!
     
  14. Caveman Jim

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    Just keeping you fair weather fishers entertained Steve.:p:p:p
     
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    Well you sure called that right, Jim! I’m so fair weather I don’t even fish in the summer! :eek:
     
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    That would be your Duck Hunting Season since the Weather Must be Fowl.:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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