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10-11-04 - A pretty much CHROME King got the evening off to a good start. I should've ended right then and there...Maybe Len Harris's 20" Trout superstition has some merit?

10-11-04 - MP got LUCKY!

Waters Fished: Kenosha Harbor
Fish Caught: 1/1
Outing Date: 10-11-04
Weather: Partly Cloudy, winds from the EAST / Northeast
Air Temp: 50's
Water Temp: N/A
Water Level: normal
Water Color: blue, visibility up to maybe 6'
Fish Species: Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout
Pattern Fished: Kastmasters, Krocodiles
Pattern Color: Blue/Silver
Fishing Quality: Slow but I got a surprise!

10th cast or so my rod bent over as something hit my spoon on the flutter. DARN, I figured I had fouled up on a fish. I took off, turned several times, intermittent random THUMPS came back to my hands via the line, then rod. After several minutes, I got my first glimpse of this fish...large and silver, with a slightly forked tail. COHO??

Well, turns out it was a hen King that simply tried to demolish my Kastmaster. I found myself with an audience above; a woman who was out with her dog watched as I slowly, carefully, brought this fish in several times before FINALLY tailing it (learned my lesson; leave net in the car, catch fish!).

That was a nice change of pace, considering the harbor has been pretty slow up until recently. I had arrived at 10:45 PM after teaching; found myself looking at one other guy down the rocks so I let him be and fished farther inside the harbor.

Well that guy turned out to be Ken, who noticed I was down there and stopped by on his way home. He had managed 3 browns, all crusty, on blue & silver cleos. Blue and Silver was DEFINITELY the ticket this evening.

I spent a lot of time casting and moving around the swam by the shore all the time...browns in various states of decay, the occasional dark male King Salmon chasing something. I *may* have seen yet another chunky silver rainbow trout, but I can't confirm that. I went all the way to 1:00 AM having the harbor to myself, literally NO ONE was there. Unfortunately, I probably should've followed my gut and left after that first fish...I didn't get another hit all night.


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