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Summer Kings of Tacoma

Updated: Sep 3


Point Defiance King!

This week I made an early morning run up to Point Defiance to meet my good friend Gabe Miller to see if we could catch a Summer King. Gabe has been fishing the area for the last few weeks and has been catching a lot of fish, so I jumped at the opportunity when he asked if I wanted to go with him.




I left my house at 1:45am and headed north. Gabe met me at the Point Defiance Marina air 4:30. We launched the boat and headed out a little ways and started trolling with a flasher and spoon. After weeding through a few "shaker" fish my rod doubled over and it was on!!! The King put up a great fight and when we had it in the net we were able to confirm that it was a hatchery legal fish! This is my first keeper king of the year! We had a couple more bites, but that was our only fish of the day..more than most caught.



I worked my way back to Camas and got home about 6:00. I did a print of the fish, and then cleaned it and got it ready got the BBQ.


My first salmon print!

I added some grilled vegetables left over from the night before and it was a great way to cook the salmon. I think next time I will add some rice in with it as well.


Grilled veggies on the fresh salmon was awesome

It was another spectacular day in the great Pacific Northwest!


Dinner!

Thanks for reading


Bill



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