Wasn't planning on fishing this weekend do to a huge "to do" list and less than ideal river conditions; got a call from my buddy about 11:00, saying, "you're coming to the river with me" to which I responded "okay." A little over an hour later we're on the beautiful Siletz river, targeting the elusive summer steel and perhaps some Coho. Fished a few holes, water MOVING fast, nada. Hiked back to the truck, drove downstream to some slower water got out and started fishin! Came across some nice water, had my friend give me some water reading pointers, and commenced tossing my hardware. Third cast and 'FISH ON!". My first Coho ever. The fish was in great shape. It fought in the characteristic "crazy-coho" style, doing cartwheels, death rolls and all the tactics those schizo. fish employ. Got it to the bank, took a few quick pics and sent him back to the drink. What a beautiful fish, and what a rush. The four-month old skunk that had been on my back is gone! Half hour later my buddy says "fish on!" and he's got a hell of a coho on the other end. Got some great video footage of that battle. Great day on the river-an unexpected one at that (seems to work that way quite often). Okay, now time to see if I can get the pics/video up...
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