Had a great weekend fishing on the Washington Coast.

by Low-Key Lysmith 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • Low-Key Lysmith
    Low-Key Lysmith

    Started off with a small (24.5") chinook (king) salmon.

    Then caught an average, albeit very bloody coho (silver) salmon.

    Then, the big surprise came with a small thresher shark. Thought it was a big salmon due to the fury of the fight. Strong fish.

    The business end of the thresher:

    Next came a beauty of a chinook. Almost 40 lbs!!

    Here's a look at the bounty.

    Some nickel-bright coho on the tailgate of my truck:

    Tonight, the fish brine. Tomorrow, I spend the day smoking them. Mmmmmmmm......smoked salmon.

  • badseed

    The biggest fish I ever caught was smaller than the smallest of yours..lol.

    But ya, good job, looks like it was fun

  • Low-Key Lysmith
    Low-Key Lysmith

    Sure beats being a "fisher of men".

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    My smoker has been running this weekend too.

    The fish weren't anything like that size though.

    Those big salmon look like good scrappers.

    What do you do with threshers? We don't keep them. They are a lot of fun to get to the boat, but that's enough for us.

  • Low-Key Lysmith
    Low-Key Lysmith

    Cut the thresher into steaks, soaked the meat overnight in buttermilk, then grilled it. Absolutely delicious!

  • White Dove
    White Dove

    Man, wish I was there!

    The biggest (and only!) fish I caught was off the coast of WA and was a 24 lb. salmon. I was about 15.

  • Low-Key Lysmith
    Low-Key Lysmith

    24 lbs is a very respectable fish. Nice job!

  • talesin

    mm mmmmm mmmm

    Nice catch! Are those threshers dog fish or sharks? Shark meat is also mm mm good!!


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