Clark was in town from a golf tournament yesterday in the rain, so Clark and I hit Barton Park early this morning in the fog. There were Coho Salmon rolling all around The fog stuck around for most of the morning, but then, around 9am, it started to break, and at about that time, Clark got a strike and had it on for about 30 seconds, before it spit the hook, flipped us off, and swam away. We didn’t see it close enough to tell, but it was probably a Steelhead or Coho Salmon. But after that, it cleared off and turned into a beautiful day. I should have got a picture of the colorful tree after the fog lifted.
We threw jewelry (spinners, spoons, and shiny jigs) as well as salmon eggs! This hit was on one of my homemade spinners. This also reminds me that I need to make a new batch of those…
Next, we drove up to Bonnie Lure park to check out Eagle Creek, as Clark never saw it before. We saw the salmon swimming up the creek from an up-close-and-personal distance of a few feet away. We fished there for a little while, but the fish were really spooky from all the angling pressure so we didn’t try really hard over there.
Anyway, at about noon, we headed back home to watch the Ducks vs. Huskies game and enjoy some smoked steelhead sandwiches!