Hit the water the other day with good friend and Pautzke pro-staffer Steven Theel of Southern Oregon Fishing. He was nice enough to row me around all day, and boy am I glad that I sealed the deal on the one bite that I had. Check out what was chewing on my shrimp cocktail before I violently set the hook. It was a "Tyee," which is another name for a 30 pound or larger Chinook Salmon. 30 pound Spring Chinook aren't as common as 30 pound Fall Chinook.
It was a great day for all involved after getting this big boy to the boat. After watching five other boats just finish fishing the hole, it felt especially good when we dropped in a hooked this beast. A real trophy, and the big fish of the year so far; I knew the good old "Fish Gods" were on our side on this day. This beautiful fish was held up for a quick picture and then released to continue on its journey. Thanks again for the memorable trip Steven, you're the man buddy!
June continues to be a HOT month and we will continue to see solid fish like this one. The Shady Cove, Oregon area has been the hot spot as of late. However, fishing is also good near Gold Hill, Oregon. Which is below Fisher's Ferry Boat Ramp where it's legal for anglers to retain wild Chinook Salmon.
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