Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend with PaPa Paul and Springers (continued)


So like Nicole was saying, I went off with my dad to spend all our hard earned money. We left Portland at 9:00 am to drive to the Marina. After 6 hours in the boat trolling up and down the river we didn't have any bites or fish, but we were getting fried from the sun. (Todd offered us some sunscreen) At 4:30 our luck turned and my pole tip dropped and the fight was on. All the other fisherman pulled their lines out of the water and I battled him for 5 minutes with cheering in the background and coaching from the guide (Jay www.fightclubguidedfishing.com). Then we landed her and (she) was a keeper. Then 10 minutes later, it happened again but my dad was battling and he landed his keeper. My dad's fish is missing a little of its fin because of a seal.
Summary
We sat in a boat for 9 hours; had about 30 minutes of action and got REALLY BAD SUNBURNS. Dad and I are both excited to try it again. Thanks for coming again Dad and Mom thanks for sending him to us for a few days. We love both of you.



Note from Nicole: Now we have lots of salmon and richard barfed up the first salmon meal i made him - so you better come help us eat it.

5 comments:

Sherpa said...

Yeah! Salmon!

Oblad girl said...

I think Stephen would die a happy man if he caught a fish that big...

Richard and Nicole said...

maybe we could arrange for that.....I'll ask rich.....if big fish are lurking around when you guys are going to be here.

Hip Heiner Fun said...

Sounds like fun! Enjoy that salmon. I would fly up there and help eat it if I could.

Jessica said...

Yay! Congratulations on the big fish!