I have a nice first timers story for you. Sorry it has taken so long to post. One beautiful Sunday morning at approximately 11 am, the sun was shining down on the sides of alwaysfishing's north river boat. The air was crisp and clean. The water flowed smoothly around the boats and rolled along the bank we were anchored next to.
Alwaysfishing taught me how to cast spinners into 6-7 feet of water and I caught on like a pro. The best teacher anyone could ask for, alwaysfishing knows how to communicate the language of fishing. The green lamiglas rod I used was excellent and casts smoothly. I felt like I was using the best equipment money could buy and that was very exciting. I am so used to using hand me down trout rods and things like that, so the change was very nice.
After about 30 casts, I finally hooked a summer salmon. At first, I thought I caught some salad, but when I saw the silver tail slap the water, I knew I was into some fish. Alwaysfishing was excited for me because it was my first salmon. He coached me on how to reel it in. "Pump it up, reel it down." I'll never forget how nervous I was. My hands were trembling because I feared I would lose the fish. Wanting to catch it for myself, family, and alwaysfishing, I concentrated hard on pumping up and reeling down. So excited about it, I shouted "this is better than sex" loud enough for alwaysfishing's buddy to hear. Oops, I thought-that was a silly mistake. Later I told my man, "I was just teasing about the sex comment." He just laughed.
When the 25 pound fish made it into the boat, it was an awesome feeling. I stared down at the gills and watched as she gasped for air. Feeling a little sorry for her, but knowing how good she'd taste later, I thanked the heavens for my fish. I felt tears of joy well up in the corner of my eyes. I will never forget the day I caught my first salmon. It was the most exciting day this year! Thank you Shane!