First Chinook!!

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The Mckenzie finally made a believer outta me on Sunday. I pulled this beast out while (Bank) fishing for steelhead with 40-50 feet of shredded 6# line. You can see in the pic my spool is almost empty!!
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I apologize for pulling the fish out of water, it was released totally unharmed as soon as the pics were taken, but I couldnt get a picture through the glare.
Did I mention 6 LB LINE!!!!!??
I got a rough measurement of 34" but could anyone give me a rough estimate on how much this thing weighs??
 
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Congrats on your first Chinook. I caught one in Canada about fifteen years ago. I'm still waiting for my first Oregon nook. Bet that was one heck of a fight with 6lb test. Way to go!
 
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Nice man, gotta love light tackle and big fish.

34" puts it in the ballpark of 13-15lbs.

Edit: forgot to add - welcome to the double club! (landing a fish weighing more than double the line rating)
 
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Congratulations on the first Nook! Can't see the pic here at work, but I'll definitely check it out when I get home!
 
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Surprise salmon. It doesn't get any better than that. Congrats!
 
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I pulled this beast out while (Bank) fishing for steelhead with 40-50 feet of shredded 6# line. You can see in the pic my spool is almost empty!!


Geez, the one my buddy caught on 10lb line was taking tons of line and it was the same size. You made my confidence go up in using light gear for Salmon. I must recommend that you always keep your reels spooled, most of my spinning reels average 150 yds of 6lb and it usually costs around $3-4 to get it respooled at Wholesale Sports with Maxima Ultragreen (like P-Line but it actually lasts longer than a couple weeks).


:clap: Congrats :clap:
 
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Thanks for all the congrats!! And especially the welcome to the "double club:dance:". I have used maxima ug faithfully on all my spinning reels, and that's exactly what I had on this time. That stuff won't break very easily at all.
 
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Got this guy this morning out of Columbia. 34" and 14lb. Osmo is right on $.
 
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nice fish man. reminds me of the first time i caught a river nook a few yeaws back. on the mac fishing for steel. wham! 20lber took me at least 15 minutes to get him to the bank with my small "steelhead" pole with 12lb main and 8lb leader. almost thought it was a snag at first. too bad it didn't make it to you plate but fun just the same.
 
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