Monday, October 8, 2012

Once in a Lifetime

Once in a while, you put yourself in the right place, at the right time doing the right thing.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I spent the day fishing tributaries of lakes that hold landlocked salmon.  To make a long story short- this fish took a Shushan Postmaster streamer on the swing.  When things came tight, I knew I was into something really good.  Seven heart pounding jumps and twenty minutes later, I landed this anomaly.

Notice the hook? Someone hooked and lost this fish

Rod- Orvis Access 5 wt. Mid Flex
Reel- Orvis Battenkill Mid Arbor
Streamer- Shushan Postmaster
On the Scale- 4.89 lbs
Lenght 24 1/4"

As a rule, I'm a Catch & Release guy but this one is headed to the taxidermist