What a fantastic day! Learned a ton from "fishfight", awesome guy that I'm glad I met. Most knowledgeable angler I've ever met. I'm new to this game (river fishing), in fact I've never in my life caught trout or salmon before (been targeting bass for the last while). 2nd cast---a 5lb steelhead, which I had for a few seconds and tried to reel it in like a bass---didn't work, it jumped a couple of times and off it went. 6th or 7th cast----a 10+ lb chinook. Learning from my first mistake, didn't try to force it out. But also didn't set the hook---at all. Enough for it to present itself on the surface for a few seconds, and off it went. All I can say---I'm hooked! Looking forward to meeting "fishfight" again.
Thanks for giving us the update Corsara, sounds like you had a very interesting day out, had some action with new species of fish to you, found a few lures and found a new friend..... I'd call that a very successful day!
I hope you have many more!