October 29, 2002
YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY:Accidental fisherman reels in record-breaking salmon (Associated Press, October 28, 2002)
Grant Martinsen's fish tale is a whopper.
The accidental fisherman reeled in a chinook salmon that weighed 71.5 pounds, a full 8.5 pounds more than the all-time record for fly-fishers. [...]
"It rattled my rod and shook its head," he said. "I thought, 'This is a good fish."' Martinsen pulled his two small anchors into the boat and let the fish tow him around. Then the chinook breached more like a whale than a salmon.
"He jumped halfway out of the water with his face pointed toward me," Martinsen said. "You see something like that and it scares you."
Fish that size have to caused by global warming--we want more.... Posted by Orrin Judd at October 29, 2002 12:21 PM