THE SALMON ARE HERE!!! AND THERE'S A FUCKING SHIT LOAD OF THEM!!! TRY 5,000,000 DOWN HERE FROM ALASKA!!! PARKS & WILDLIFE ARE REPORTING A SALMON RECORD FOR WASHINGTON!!!! YIP YIP YEE HAWWWWW!!!!
My buddy called me a few days ago wanting to go salmon fishing. It rained a few days ago, which triggered the salmon feeding in Puget Sound to start their journey up the rivers. The pinks are running now, and the silvers will be here by early-October, followed by the chinooks. This will be salmon fishing heaven clear into December!
So I crunched five days of work into four and took today off. Before the kids walked out the door this morning, Samuel goes, "So Dad. What city are you working in today?" "Puyallup River today." "What kind of job is on the river??!!" "My fishing pole." "Noooooo!!! While I'm stuck at school?? Nooooo!!!" "BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Get yo ass out the door and to school boy!!"
So here is the embarrassing part. I didn't catch one today. I'm still learning how to fly fish, and it was tough fishing today. Meanwhile, the anglers all around us were catching their quotas. Most were using tackle. Good fishing. In fact, excellent fishing!!! There must have been at least 150 dudes on the river about 20 feet apart!! Awesome. Plenty of fish to go around. In fact, there were so many fish they would hit me in the leg. All day! Hitting my leg and not my fly. Assholes. Anyway, I'm using the wrong fly and am going to buy some really bright ones this weekend. We'll hit the river again next week. I'm not going to chicken shit out and go back to tackle. I'm forcing my cast and putting too much muscle into it and so I think I'm going to practice in the back yard this weekend and, like I said, we'll hit the river again next week. While the kids are in school. MWAHAHAH!!!