Ladies and Gentlemen…I present….HAWGSAUCE

Posted: July 25, 2012 by Hellcat in Fish Reports, Gear Fishing, Out of Area, Salmon, Trout & Steelhead
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Lael Paul Johnson is ‘Hawgsauce’.

Words from the angler…

“I had been fishing all day and was getting a lil discouraged because of the water clarity…very clear and low. Fished bait and artificial gear for a long time and worked them hard. As I moved down river I noticed that a clay wall wall putting limestone silt in the water making it the “Steelie Green”. I thought it might be a good place to run a plug so I did just that and back trolled it for about 75-100 feet and…..BOOOMMM!!!!

My plug rod on my left BLEW UP! FIsh Fish Fish I yelled and struggled to get my rod out of the holder for about 4-5 seconds because that pig had it pinned. I didn’t know how big he was but I could see him rolling and throwing water with tail whips about 40ft in front of the boat.

After that he ran straight at me and the under the boat and broke water twice to let me see his size. I had a newbie on the net, boat was still moving with no one on the oars and rapids approaching…fast!

He gave me one last 75 yard run straight towards shore and after that I was able to turn him around and bring him back in th direction to the boat so I could hand the rod off for 20 seconds, hop on the oars for a moment, take the rod back and have my netter scoop him up as he laid on his side beside the boat. Of course both hooks fell right out of his mouth as he was being cradled in the net.

We made it down the stretch of white water to take pics and release and the rest is history! EPIC…JUST EPIC!” LPJ aka Hawgsauce

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  1. Ken Sheaffer says:

    STRAIGHT UP BEAST!!! Nice one bro!!!

  2. Hellcat says:

    KEN! Thanks for your comment brother…come round more often pimpin.

  3. daheller says:

    Great story and a beauty fish. Definitely sounds like a day to remember. Sal

  4. The Phantom says:

    absolute sickness… and Im down with it… Hawgsauce got em finally.. got that river’s stink off his back. Im sooo happy to see on the third try for that spot this summer, he wacked his first summer. Knew he could do it. Great work LJ!

  5. HAWGSAUCE says:

    Loving hearing all the comments guys! 🙂 Feels great to have such awesome support from my buddies who share my passion. I really wish I had some Go Pro action of that rascal fighting me. I’m glad that my first fish that my new camera was used for is a fish of this quality. Chris you are so right that I will never forget this, ever!

  6. Svetlana says:

    Nice Fish and a very nice story!!! 🙂 Congrats!!!!! Wish to you luckness!!!

  7. Awesome fish LPJ and great photos! They dont get much prettier than that Bud. Great story 🙂

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