This was the first Chinook I ever caught in the ocean. We were moored at Riverbend in Newport. That place is now just a run down storage area now. Full of junk, as it once was a booming marina! That place was packed and super busy all of the time.
It was caught in the prop wash of our boat. Tokamo! It bit a two day old anchovy, that had dried to the deck, with crappy line, and rusty hooks! There you go, a shot from long ago, a blast from the past…At least there was a bright spot from time to time. The rest is another story.