Check this out…the Fraser River in British Columbia had a mind-boggling sockeye salmon return this summer: an estimated 30 plus million fish came back this year, the largest run since 1913! Even more amazing is the fact that only 1.7 million fish swam into the Fraser last season!
Jay Kennedy did his best to put a dent in the massive red salmon invasion and ended up with this ‘slab 12 pounder, which is a jumbo sockeye (most are 5-8 pounds) and our latest Hawg of the Month Contest entry. Sockeye are such good fighters that you’d probably never land one if they got up to 20 or 30 pounds! He caught the fish near Chilliwack, which is upstream on the Fraser from Vancouver, while bottom bouncing wool. That’s the Canadian way of saying “drift fishing with yarn” by the way.
No matter how ya say it, that’s one nice fish!