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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Run Fun

Friday I hit the Upper Rogue in search of some summer steelhead. I was greated by a family fishing the tailout I wanted to fish, so I patiently waited for them to leave. I fished the upper section of the hole for awhile with only one trout to show for my efforts, and pondered whether I was ever going to get to fish the prime spot. After a little while longer the family finally left so I slid into the tailout to give it a try.

It wasn't 10 mins before I finally felt the tap-tap-tap of a fish. I set the hook, and instantly a silver rocket came exploding out of the air. The steelhead caught a good 4ft of air before returning to the water, only to come straight back out for another 4ft jump. As it shook its head wildly the hook popped out of it's mouth, and that was all she wrote. I didn't hook another fish for the rest of the evening, but that one fish left me with a video that keeps repeating over and over agian in my head.

It's moments like this that draw me back day after day to the sport that I love. Some may say that I have an addiction (which I probably do), but until you experience the adrenaline rush of a chrome rocket on the end of your line, you'll never understand why it is that some one can be so hooked on fishing.

11 comments:

  1. Lol hours and hours of waiting for 20 - 40 seconds of adrenaline. It may be intense, but it is not a good payout for most people.

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  2. Despite losing it, still sounds fun as hell. I'm hoping to go snap a few big catfish tonight

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  3. Reading this make me wanna go fishing so bad.

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  4. Great description of the allure of fishing! I was there with you, cursing the lost catch.

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  5. thats nice, keep it up, always a pleasure to read ur posts :D

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  6. i haven't been fishing in a long time. great story even though you didn't catch it

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  7. Sound like my cat-fishing adventures.

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  8. Out of all the different things people can get addicted to in this life, I'd have to say fishing is definitely one of the better ones to have :)

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  9. A silver rocket! :o That's some crazy fishing stories bro!

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  10. i don't think i've been fishing in 20 years!

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