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Thursday, July 25th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Mike Schoonveld: All lost fish are big ones: Prove me wrong!

Fishing buddy Earl truly proved the author wrong with this fish, (which originally got away) but it was still a nice spring Chinook. (Photo by Mike Schoonveld)

I saw a friend’s Facebook post recently in which he was showing off his first ever Chinook salmon.
He said it weighed 16 pounds then explained he’d hooked another but it tangled in a downrigger wire and broke off. He then reported, “The captain said it was easily 20 pounds.”
I posted a comment to his remarks, “Every salmon that breaks the line and swims free weighs at least 20 pounds.”
Obviously, that’s not always the case, but it’s almost impossible to prove. Almost!

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