I must confess something: I haven't been reporting every time I hit the water for salmon. I probably went 10+ times and only reported on 2 or 3 of them. Why? Because I got skunked EVERYTIME!! So instead of focusing on Not catching fish, I will focus on the positive. Here are three positive things I am taking away from this salmon season…
1. I put plenty of hours on the board! – Even though I didn’t catch any salmon, I spent many hours on the water hanging out, drinking brews, and grilling brats. I wouldn’t trade in any of that time for the world.
2. I learned HOW to catch Salmon - Even though I didn’t actually get into a salmon this year, I learned how to catch them. I learned about 30lb leaders and sardine wrapped kwikfish and smaller weights than I am used to fishing in a river from the bank. I learned how to set it all up and I know for a fact this method works because it caught Sean and the other salmon slayers plenty of Salmon this season.
3. I got one step closer to catching a salmon - Before this year I can honestly say I had no idea what I was doing when it came to salmon fishing. Now I have grown in my knowledge of salmon fishing. There is only one more step and unfortunately I wasn’t able to complete it this year but now I can say this much… Next year, I WILL catch a salmon!