Steelhead Fishing in the Longview Area - 1980

During the Winter of 1980, I did a fair amount of steelhead fishing.  I talked Chris into coming w/ me a few times.  He had a steelhead on in a small tributary to the Columbia R., but the fish came off the hook.  A few weeks later, I took him up to the Toutle R. We saw a nice steelhead  “porpoise” in the river not far from shore.  I told Chris to cast upstream a bit w/ the salmon eggs he was using.  I was standing away from the bank tying a hook on; I saw the rod tip on Chris’ pole twitch.  I held my breath, as I knew he was in for a big surprise.  Sure enough, he discovered a beautiful 31” buck was on the end of his line...  

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