Attempted to fish Salmon-a-rama for the past 9 days. I had a few days where I could get out all day, otherwise I was at the mercy of daycare dropoffs and pickups. Ah, such is life. But better than having to skip SAR like last year.
Anyways, I had my best action on the first Saturday (23 lb king at sunset on flasher fly in 90 fow) and then on Monday (17 lb king in 125 fow, 9 lb steely in 200 fow - not a typo). Following that, we were at the mercy of wind, waves and weather. I fished when I could in those conditions, but kayak control while fighting the few hookups I had was tough. The best water seemed to be in that 110-120 fow for me, but I only ended up catching 8 total fish and lost about that. More tangles than I ever had - probably a combination of rust and conditions. I only caught 2 fish on flasher/fly, but they were my 2 biggest.
My 23.78 lb king managed to hold on for 1st. Congrats to the other guys who placed - Zach managed to place 2nd for the 2nd year in a row. That'll probably be it for me this summer king season. I might get a trip or two out for fall kings, we'll see how it's going. Tight lines to everyone else!
Special thanks to the organizers who kept the kayak division going behind the scenes as well as Vibe Kayaks for donating the grand prize!