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#1 Oct-23-11 9:04AM

Curly
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Registered: Mar-15-10
Posts: 4964

Chicago (Lake Michigan) King Salmon 10-22-11

Had to go to Chicago for work on Friday and return on Sunday.  Hotel was about 1.5 miles from the harbor, so I walked down Friday afternoon.  I did not take a rod, thinking there would be no fishing opportunities.  Walked  down a while and met this retired longshoreman named Joe.  Talked to him a while and he said he was coming back to the same spot on Sat morning.  He invited me to join him and he'd bring me a rod to fish with.  Got there before daybreak and fished with a crankbait with no results.  Changed over to Salmon roe and I caught 2 king salmon.  The first was about 10", but the second was 5 pounds. 
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb119/cokeempire/salmon10-22-11.jpg
Joe didn't catch anything, but I gave him the 5 pound salmon.

Got to fish ......and catch fish, even though I had not planned to.  Always a bonus........and my first king salmon smile .


Hell or High Water...........I'm Fishin!!   big_smile

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#2 Oct-23-11 9:20AM

CozUF2001
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Richmond, Virginia
Registered: Mar-26-08
Posts: 1419
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Re: Chicago (Lake Michigan) King Salmon 10-22-11

Awesome and a nice gift to Joe....


If it were easy, they'd call it catching!

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#3 Oct-23-11 9:23AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13112

Re: Chicago (Lake Michigan) King Salmon 10-22-11

Bonus is right......that was nice of Joe to lend you a stick. He got back a nice gift in return.


Time to go fishin' again!

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#4 Oct-25-11 6:17AM

jumping jasper
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Apr-03-07
Posts: 844

Re: Chicago (Lake Michigan) King Salmon 10-22-11

Congrats on your first King. There are some hard core fisherman in and around those harbors and some great fishing if you time it right. The big brown come in the spring, then coho, then Kings, then ice fishing for yellow perch.

PS you look like everyone esle in Chicago "cold"


smile

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#5 Oct-25-11 6:22AM

Bryan
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Bealeton, VA
Registered: Mar-18-11
Posts: 959

Re: Chicago (Lake Michigan) King Salmon 10-22-11

I haven't seen too many pictures of salmon with high rises in the background, that's pretty neat. Nice job!


tight lines

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#6 Nov-04-11 5:57AM

Bob B
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From: Vancouver, WA
Registered: Mar-21-08
Posts: 193

Re: Chicago (Lake Michigan) King Salmon 10-22-11

Nice.

And I think you just motivated me to submit a salmon report.


Go Fish!

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#7 Nov-04-11 6:09PM

ComeOnFish
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Registered: Sep-30-10
Posts: 199

Re: Chicago (Lake Michigan) King Salmon 10-22-11

Nice trip you had. It is nice to see salmon on the forum.  Thanks for sharing

joe

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