Went fishing in Northwestern Lake near White Salmon Washington on Sunday. Fishing was kinda slow and we were about ready to go when my 7 year old, Kyle, decided to change from worms to a rainbow colored 1/8 oz rooster tail. We were anchor in some current and Kyle let the rooster tail out 50' or so and let it spin. It took about 10 minutes and then WHAAAAAM. 1/2 the newly spooled 6# test line was gone off the real. Then about that time we saw a beautiful steelhead size trout come out of the water. Both of our eyes got big and Kyle said "I have a big fish on." I had decided not to bring the electric motor for the drift boat we were using that day, luckily. The oars were out and I quickly pulled the anchor and followed the fish. Kyle was able to get back 1/4 of his line before the fish came out of the water 2 more times. I instructed Kyle not to tighten down the drag knowing that fish could break him off any second. He keep perfect pressure on the fish until he started roll over. We never carry a net when we trout fish....but a net we had broken the handle off had gotten thrown in the drift boat. I took the sides of the net and scooped the fish out of the water. We were fishing right by the boat ramp and dock where about 20 people were watching and cheered when the fish came aboard. We rowed over to the ramp so Kyle could show off his fish to the whole crowd. The stars were aligned for Kyle. The fish weighed 10# and 27" long.

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