40 pounds on the Columbia at Woodland Washington

First Big Salmon at age 44

First time I have been fishing in 15 years and this was my comeback fish. Sitting at the end of my pole waiting for anything to bite on the Columbia in Woodland Washington boat launch. Looking the opposite direction ,all of a sudden I heard from the surrounding boats; "Fish On" at that moment I grabbed my pole nearly knocking my girlfriends father in the head and reeled it in. Nearly took me 15 minutes and to my surprise was the biggest King Salmon I had ever seen up close and personal. Good eatin for months to come.

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