Blackmouth fishing in the San Juan’s has slowed somewhat from the fast start we had in December. There are still fish around, and some big ones here and there as well. The bait seems to be spread around, and the fish are moving. Hopefully we’ll get more moving in than out in the New Year.
Karen Rhinehart shows off a nice Chinook, and some Seahawk’s pride! Way to represent! Go ‘Hawks, looking forward to Kam v Cam. Bam!
- Frankie Guard was “outstanding in his field” when he reeled in this salmon during slower fishing. He’s usually just out, standing in his field.
Lance and Karen Rhinehart fight a fish that’s been grabbed by a Seal. Anyone’s New Year’s resolution to be more tolerant should not be extended to Pinnipeds.
The family that slays together, stays together. The Holman clan: Andy, Carol, Alex, and Floyd spend about the most quality time you can get out on the Slayride. I think we should all make a resolution in 2015 to get more kid’s involved in the sport. Someone will have to stand up for sportfishing rights in the future. Being outside together like this is exactly what is needed to help shape kids today, into the productive, conscientious adults who will be the leaders of tomorrow. Hope to see you on the water this upcoming year. Be happy, be safe, and take a kid fishing!
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Bio for Kevin Klein – Fishing Columnist
Born and raised in Washington, Kevin Klein has been fishing since childhood. From the rivers and lakes of Washington, Idaho and Oregon to Alaska and Mexico, you will find Kevin chasing everything from salmon, trout and steelhead to halibut, lingcod, and sturgeon.
A writer for many media outlets around the Northwest, Kevin loves to share his lifelong passion with everyone from novice to expert anglers in hopes of drawing more people into this great outdoor pastime.
Since 2004, Kevin has made his home in Friday Harbor in the beautiful San Juan Islands. When he is not busy with his daily job of barging propane gas to the islands, you’ll find him advocating for salmon enhancement and sport fishing issues around the Northwest.
Kevin is a regular salmon fishing competitor, who founded the popular Resurrection Salmon Derby in the San Juans. Most weekends he can be found on his boat with friends and family, looking for a big king salmon and a good story to tell about it…with pictures of course!