Hit the big lake for my first time out in my boat. This was quite an experience. I have spent 3 years collecting used gear, we made our own down rigger support system. We read as much as we could and went for it . First night nothing . Talked to guys cleaning fish and got more tips. The next morning nothing, talked to more guys , bought more stuff and went out again. That night we got 3 for 4. A coho, a steelhead and one king. The high lines with Wonder Bread spoon got three hits in a row. Set them 50 feet back, added a 3 oz off shore snap weight and sent them out another 50 feet. Next morning we lost two hogs. That night we got one king on a Howie frog fly on mag dipsey out 130.. Next day nothing. You spent many hours preparing, hoping to get a bite, hoping every small detail is in place, and you wait and wait and wait and then bam, you have a monster on. The heart pumps fast , you have to scramble to get other lines out of the way, keep the boat on course in waves and the entire crew us the boat were novices . It is such a high. Then you see the fish and are so close to getting it in the boat. You remember all the other times you saw fish like that swim off never to be seen again. I can not even describe the excitement. I want to say thanks to all the guys at the cleaning station who gave me information to help me learn. It seems as if everyone said something different so it was hard to put a plan together. One nice guy even gave me a fly so I could copy it. Everyone around the landings and cleaning station was very friendly. I love fishing here. Thanks again everyone. The Angler bait shop was great. Got lots of tips there. The other one, not so much.