Originally Posted by eyeFISH
Man pay real close attention to that magic K13 Kwik... it was far and away the hottest coho plug in the arsenal. Unfortunately the operative word there is "was".
Lots more coho to come.... stay tuned.
How often do you put a new plug into the rotation and just have it light the whole boat on fire? One that catches so many fish on its maiden voyage that its bill is indelibly marked by the snap with a permanent "Ring of Life"... the most obvious hallmark of a true swimmer! Well, at least beyond the teeth marks and chipped paint.
This garish K13 was certainly one of those plugs.... chrome base, chartreuse hot tail, metallic green back, chartreuse on fluo orange puddle dots. KILLER!
Here's Alix (Achewter's daughter) with a nice 10 pounder:
Here's LMWS with another 11 pounder:
Let's hear it for the girls!
But let's not forget the boys, either. Here's big brother Drake with another fat coho that succumbed to the same plug.
And even after another change-out of junior combatants, the plug was still HOT HOT HOT!. Here are the McFerron boys Fisher and Duncan tag-teaming it to pose another plump platinum tidewater Kenai coho!
Their daddy Tim joined us later that night to backtroll one of my favorite haunts closer to camp after a late dinner. The magic plug did NOT disappoint this trio. Imagine that... another big boy fell to its seductive wiggle.
But ALAS all good things must come to an end.
"Somebody" got a little greedy one night and decided to send the magic plug swimming off the back of the moored boat. There it sat doing its death dance unattended while I was busily preparing dinner.
Strolled briefly down to the boat to check the rod in between flipping pork steaks.... and .....
The rod is buried and ALL the line has been stripped from the reel, right down to the arbor knot.
Tim and I untie the boat to give chase to whatever took my plug and emptied my 1970's vintage ABU baitcaster. Scrambled eggs like mad to regain line only to find the mystery fish had run the line into a submerged tree. Finally had to break the line to get it free. Sayonara Mr Kwikfish. Another one bites the dust!
HMMMM.... lessons learned the hard way..