The morning was crisp and cool with the chance of afternoon sun. A perfect day for Coho fishing on Arlington’s Stillaguamish River. Arriving early and securing a prime spot, the time was right to cast, get the right action, and land the big one. As the morning progressed and competition increased, it became evident that the elusive big one may have to wait for another day.
Calling the wife and getting the okay to remain a little longer, it was time to get serious as getting skunked wasn’t in Sunday’s game plan. One thing lead to another and BOOM! Fish On! The fight of the century had arrived and it time to show the other anglers how its done. Walking a way a winner with this trophy Coho made the morning’s fishing all worth it.
Okay, now for the true story as the previous paragraphs was a fictitious a tale of my own doing. The gentlemen featured is my friend Gene. Gene is a
hard core passionate fisherman and has been enjoying the Pacific Northwest since being stationed up here. The Coho was caught around 11am using corky and yarn (I actually had to look that one up) and weighed in at 7lbs. Nice fish Gene and thanks for letting me publish your pictures!
A Little Bit About Coho Salmon
Commonly known as Silvers, Cohos are one of the many species of Salmon that are born in fresh water, migrate to salt water til maturity and then return to their fresh water hatching place to spawn. These type of fish are known as Anadromous. When in the spawning phase, Cohos change color to a pinkish/red and develop their distinct hooked nose.
Gene Showing off his Prized Coho
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