- Apr 28, 2010
- Portland, OR
I set out this morning for some Summer Steel. I went to one of my favorite drifts and the water was real low so I decided to head to a spot where I could wade out and get to a hole in low water. I found the hole, waded way out, casted 40' or so and drifted Pop A Top Yarn( 2 Different Egg colors "see pics") and drifted through the hole. 4 or 5 casts later and "Slam" I set the hook and the fight was on. I thought I had a large summer when I seen lots of Chrome and then it did not come out of the water. 3 Guide boats stopped to watch the fight (which made this Rookie very nervous) It kept taking and giving line for about 5 or 6 minutes and then I started to bring it in and it took off again. After 2 or 3 minutesof letting her run around the large hole she ran right for me, I reeled quick, then she took off again, I let her wear herself out and landed my 1st fish by myself:shock:. The ladies and gentlemen on the boats clapped:clap: and said nice fish. I thanked them and tagged the fish and back in the water I went. 1/2 hr went by and I noticed an change in color and went home to keep her fresh. How can I keep fish fresh for a long period of time? Anyway here are the pics.