Buddy Shaw jetted up the Clearwater River from Lewiston, ID last Wednesday with his 4-year-old son and they teamed up for this sweet 26-pound spring Chinook.
Buddy said that he got his plunking rig (a Spin-N-Glo and a tuna ball) out into the water and then had to help Jr. with the Call of Nature in the woods. When they came back, the rod was pegged and he set up on the nice king. After a 20-minute battle, dad realized that he was going to have a tough time fighting and netting the fish at the same time so he talked the little man through the process. Obviously, the kid did a great job!
For his efforts, Buddy is entered into our Hawg of the Month of the Contest, in which he has a shot at winning some Pautzke’s gear. Should he advance to the Hawg Bowl Playoffs later this year, Buddy could win a fishing trip for two with Bill Swanny Swann of Swanny’s Fishing. For his work with the net, Jr. better be invited on that trip!
This slab double-striped “B-Run” steelie was caught by Laura Rogers on the Clearwater River just South of Orofino, Idaho. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the term “double striper,” it refers to a steelie that’s big enough that it’s got two red bands down its side…or in this case, two that have grown together to form one big vermilion slash. The bottom line here is, a double striper is a good thing…you’re never going to see one on a 12 pounder! Anyway, Laura said she hooked the brilliant buck side-drifting eggs and the fish was released just after the pic was snapped.
For her efforts, Laura is entered into our February Hawg of the Month Contest in which she has a chance to win some schwag from the Pautzke Bait Co. If she advances, Laura will get to compete in the Hawg Bowl Playoffs at the end of the year and maybe, just maybe win a trip with Bill Swann of Swanny’s Guided Fishing. Click to ENTER