I had a chance to head back down to the Whirlpool to see how the Chinook salmon fishing has been progressing with a couple of friends, Jamie Shepherd & Steve Law.
I was pleasantly surprised when I hooked a nice female Chinook on about my 5th cast using the Jointed Rapala #13 in the fluorescent orange color.
Next, Steve hooked a nice male Chinook using a fire-tiger Luhr Jensen Kwikfish.
The sunrise was beautiful and just reminded all of us that the fish are really just a bonus! I left around 10am, but my friends stayed and fished until about 2 pm and hooked another large Chinook, a steelhead and a lake trout.