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Aug.
25th

Class Action

Where: Puget Sound
When: Saturday
Conditions: Overcast, slightly breezy
Flies used: Pink over white clouser
Species caught: Pink Salmon

Song of the day: “The Remedy,” Jason Mraz

I nagged them all morning.

“You’re breaking your wrist again.”

“Get that rod tip low.”

“Remember to drive to a hard stop.”

“Don’t look at your equipment, look at the water!”

I hated to do it, but as Anil and I shared with them the night before, success in the salt is based on efficiency.

No wasted casts, no opportunities lost.

Hard

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Aug.
20th

There’s plenty more…

Where: Puget Sound
When: Sunday
Conditions: Rainy, slightly breezy
Flies used: Pink over white clouser
Species caught: Pink Salmon

Song of the day: “Send the Pain Below,” Chevelle

I clenched my teeth, half in pain, half in frustration.

The 200-poundish TV dug into my hands, forcing me to focus.

We decided to move it in stages. One flight of stairs, rest; another flight, rest.

During the breaks, my mind wandered to the Sound.

“I know they’re slaying them right now…”

Knowing that killed me.

How stupid of me to schedule a move in the middle of

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Aug.
12th

It’s on!

Where: Puget Sound
When: Saturday
Conditions: Calm, sunny
Flies used: Pink shock & awe, pink over white clouser
Species caught: Pink Salmon

Song of the day: “Gin and Juice,” Snoop Dogg, performed by The Gourds

“Welcome to Pinks 2007.”

Don and I had been there since 4:30 and watched the lot flood with cars.

And, of course, the anglers that came in them! :)

“What do you want to do?”

“We have to wait for the class to get here.”

“So…” He left the question

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Aug.
12th

Baja Day Three: Mas! (y Menos)

“I don’t think I could ever get tired of this,” I thought.

This was our third day and other Steve and I were heading out to complete our original mission from yesterday.

We motored toward San Bruno in the hopes of locating some Toros (Jack Crevalle) as well as a few more cabrilla and pargo.

This is what we found!

For the better part of the morning, I couldn’t keep roosters off.
Thinking the day would be epic, I decided to leave the camera in the

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Aug.
10th

“Just grab your stuff…”

Where: Puget Sound
When: Wednesday
Conditions: Windy, balmy
Flies used: Bozo shock & awe
Species caught: Pink Salmon

Song of the day: “Catch the Wind,” Donovan

“C’mon dude, pick UP!”

“Hello?”

“What are you doing?”

“Nothing. Why?”

“Guess what I’m thinking.”

“Dinner?”

“No.”

“Casting practice?”

“No.”

“Cigar?”

“Uh, no.”

“What?”

“Just grab your stuff.”

Forty-five minutes and a 180 degree turn later, I balled my hands into fists.

“Stupid bridge! Let’s GO!”

It had been three days since we’d fished for pinks.

Three days too long.

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“All right, dude, it’s fairly straight forward: set your

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