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Limited Success For Our Anglers
Posted 16 July 2012, 9:07 am NDT
Yesterday was not a typical day on the Eagle. The number of hooked fish is down compared to other years. Our Rookie is still having success and landed the most fish in the camp yesterday. Yes he is still smiling.

One of our anglers hooked a salmon and got a great run and 3 jumps out of it before it slipped the hook. Funny thing about it is that when he looked at the hook he noticed that it was broken possibly by a bad cast 1/2 hour earlier when his fly struck the side of the boat.

When I was asking this veteran about it later, he reminded me of a funny story that happened last year. I don't know why I didn't add it to the blog, but it is definitely a story worth telling.

He and his fishing partner were fishing away when his partner hooked a fish. Before he could get his fly line out of the water the salmon swan across the back of the boat and his fly became entangled with the other fly line. As his partner played the fish the fly moved down the fly line and into the mouth of the salmon.

At that point (possibly because the second fly line held most of the strain) the original angler's fly came out of the fish's mouth and the salmon was hooked on the second line. He managed to land the fish.

Many; myself included; would think that this is just another "Fish Tale"; but apparently it's a true story. It was verified by his guide.

With 10 to 20 mm of rain in the forecast for most of Labrador we expect the river to rise again, and this will make catching fish even more challenging for our anglers.
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