Peter Tarabochia of Burien might wish he waited for an upcoming salmon derby before landing his big fish, but I doubt he has any regrets.
On Friday he landed a 42-pound chinook while trolling off Point Dalco with his dad Don Tarabochia and family friend Jim Holly. Tarabochia said he was trolling a flasher and spoon set up.
“When the fish emerged from the green depths, my first comment was, ‘Is the water magnifying the fish that much?!’ Turns out it really was that big of a brute, Tarabochia said.
In addition to the photos, Tarabochia has another momento from the fish. He said the salmon hit the spoon so hard it put a 90 angle in the lure.
“It was a brand new spoon, but worth having that happen to hang on the garage wall,” he said.