Bringing in 'Walter'


We are not sure if you know Jack, but we think you know his lovely bride Chris of Pacific City “Village Merchants” fame.

Since seeing On Golden Pond in 1981, childhood friends Jack Fleming and Steve Crew always talked about bringing in the big one, their “Walter”, if you will.

Well on Sunday morning, they put out to do just that at River’s Inlet in British Columbia. Minutes (they did not have all their poles rigged yet) after leaving the dock in their trusty yacht # 12A, Walter hit on their plug cut herring and barbless hook and the fight began.

With the steady helming and guidance of Steve Crew, Fleming who is fit and as solid as a rock took old Walter to the mat; and the rest is history.

Walter, Steve and Jack flew back to Renton, Washington on a chartered single engine float plane where U.S. Customs Officer Wu said “that is a big fish” and was then driven to Oregon late yesterday.


Larry Glickman-Photographer

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stillanut says ... on Monday, Dec 22 at 12:00 PM

ok...little late on commenting on this story...but come on, where are the stats on 'Walter'

dustyk says ... on Saturday, Sep 27 at 6:31 AM

Having fished with these two gentlemen, all day, previous to their "big catch" , it comes as no surprise that they hooked up on a monster fish. I'm sure they plug cut their herring, and baited their hooks properly. These boys knew how to git er' done

Nick Dubravac says ... on Friday, Aug 29 at 12:26 PM

This has got to be a computor inhanced photo. I know Fleming and Crew, they could'nt catch a cold. There should be a Federal investigation. I'm going to call Kulongoski, no second thought, i'm not, the guy is napping. Never mind.

Susan Amort says ... on Friday, Aug 29 at 6:59 AM

Uncle Jack! Wow! Hope I get the call to come to dinner.

marian Stumpf says ... on Thursday, Aug 28 at 8:26 PM

YOU ARE incredible and so is the fish!!!!

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