My Dad Gets a big December Chinook Salmon

Posted: December 5, 2011 by Hellcat in Fish Reports, Gear Fishing, Salmon, Trout & Steelhead
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My Dad’s buddy Dan Shively recently bought a driftboat. They’ve been pulling plugs together now for about 6 or 8 months. Both for steelhead and salmon. They’ve had some success with steelhead but hadn’t got down and dirty with a big Chinook Salmon yet. Scratch that: Now they have.

This Chinook Salmon was so big my dad could’ve almost crawled into the thing and worn it as a costume. Needless to say it was bigger than the 23lbs he cracked off on me when I asked for the numbers. What do you think?

Anyway, they rolled into the boat launch to only see three other rigs there…this was on Friday, I believe. Without bait-wrapping and only adding some scent they dropped out two silver/green Kwikfish. First ten minutes of their voyage….2 fish hooked and this beautiful hen landed. I just picked up the massive egg yield last night.

Way to go Dad and Dan. You guys rock. And you didn’t need a Salmon Madam to get it done. No offense, Kenny Mack.

Photo of Dave ‘Sal Monid’ Heller taken by Dan ‘Slammin’ Dan’ Shively

  1. Scott E Heller says:

    Man, you are amazing Chris. I am so proud to follow your website and the great work and especially, the great play that you are doing with your fishing. I sense that all your effort will bring you some major money and success! I know that there is a place for you to be able to do clinics and to guide if you wanted to, but I sense that’s not where you want to be. Blessings on whatever you do. You truly have found a place that you shine big time and I am most happy to see it and to follow your ROCKING website!

  2. Hellcat says:

    Thanks a million for the kind words Uncle Scott. To this point it’s been exclusively a labor of love. If I could make some money it would be a dream come true. It already is in many ways. Your praise is heartfelt and much appreciated. Thank you for reading my site and for encouraging me to succeed.

    Your Nephew,


  3. Gabe says:

    That fish was some good eating Pops! Great post Chris. I am always glad I can report back on the taste and texture of each fish. Shoes for Salmon!

  4. Hellcat says:

    “Shoes for Salmon”

    You’re on like a Gtron.

  5. Nookslayer says:

    Gabe sighting? Word….
    I will revive an old saying, “Like Sal, if I could be like Sal” Nice piggy…

  6. Hellcat says:

    Hahaha. Excellent, Nook.

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