Mike caught his first Chinook king off the boat after his late 6am launch. The company that gets the $70 to launch the boat wasn’t open yet. They apparently wouldn’t open until 7. Mike had been waiting since 5:45. Boy, was he hot–“The tide’s at 6:30, the tide’s at 6:30!” I can just hear him like Chicken Little. (Believe me, when you’re fishing with my husband you do NOT want to miss the tide.) When he said he would just go down the road to the other guys to launch, the decided that seventy bucks was worth opening early.
The early bird catches the fish.