Prize First Big Catch

Lucas Fort (with Grandpa Sam) first big salmon trip off the Columbia near Astoria - he got the biggest catch off the boat - bigger than grandpa's! The next week at school he had to write a short descriptive about “the best 90 seconds of your life” for English class – of course he described the catch! And it won him the Evergreen Middle School Principals Pen Award! Here it is: My pole thrashed and bent all over the place, “I think I got a fish!” I pulled the pole upwards with all my strength, then reeled. I pulled, then reeled the line up to 35 feet, I thought for sure I had him! The salmon I had on my line was not fighting, it was pulling on the line. I, only for a heartbeat, let slack on the line then “WIIIZZ!” my line went out to 60ft! I repeated the pull then reel drill and soon I was up to 15ft, when I saw the 4ft silver flash. I was so excited the moment the fish was in the net, I could have started crying, but instead I used that energy to hold up the 30 lb salmon for a picture, but before all that happened, we had to kill the fish. And so, the last thing that salmon saw, was the excited stare of a 12 year old boy.

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Dawn says ... on Monday, Nov 22 at 10:17 AM

Great Story Lucas. You are a great writer and fisherman. Keep up the wonderful work.

k2 weather says ... on Friday, Nov 12 at 8:45 AM

Great story! Good enough for a spot on fishtales on Monday morning on our show. Thanks for sharing!! Rhonda

Git-Bit says ... on Tuesday, Nov 9 at 4:44 PM

And that's what it's all about Lucas :) Right on! great job catching your lunker..Loved your best 90 seconds of your life,we need more kiddo's to get out and experiance what you had....I think your hooked now !! Tight Line's :)

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