Editor Jim Goerg, Sarah Cannard (traveljuneau.com) and Terry Sheely (Columbia River Region) with nice catches of afternoon halibut.
Seven Days on a Fishing Whirlwind
of Southeast Salmon & Hallies
By Terry W. Sheely
Juneau always surprises me.
I’ve fished here I don’t know how many times chasing fish and destination stories and just when I think I’ve covered it all—“grab the rod, grab the rod, not that one, the left rod.” Sara scrambles across the deck, pries the bucking black stick out of the holder, rears backwards so far I expect her head to hit her heels then bounces forward.
McElhose grins. “Big. Could be our last hallie,” he says. Sara, maybe 105 pounds dripping wet, has a death grip on the bent rod jammed in her belly, white knuckles cranking the reel and a determined grimace. Whatever it is, it’s big enough to eat a ‘flapper,’ a pink salmon tail rigged to ‘flap’ in current wash 120-feet down. Sara is hanging tight and fighting for every inch of line.
This place continues to surprise me.
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