Aaron Jordan of Get The Net Guide Service out w/ our own Danny Cook!
Aaron Jordan of Get The Net Guide Service was fishing for #steelhead on a remote river a few years back when he happened upon this absolute slob of a steelhead. Our own self-proclaimed steelhead junkie, Danny Cook who works here at #Wooldridge in sales was with him that day and told Aaron to leave those worthless little yarnies on the #CowlitzRiver where they belong. They obviously had no business on a river with larger steelhead where they would be useless anyway. While Danny chased his wife down river with a “big” 10-pound steelhead in tow, he said he could hear Aaron back upriver yell something at him but he didn’t pay any attention right at first. After Danny dispatched his wife’s fish, he looked up river to see Aaron who was atleast over a city block away with what looked like a rod bent over. As they got half way back up river, he asked, fish?! To Danny’s surprise, Aaron just uttered something with a disturbed look about him. Soon enough Danny and wife were in close talking range and asked what’s the deal. Aaron with a twitterpated look said he thought he had a really nice fish but the line was stuck between two large boulders that he could barely see. Danny asked him if he thought it was big. Yeah. You think it’s a 20?!! Looks like it! Just free spool you line and maybe he’ll swim out. Aaron tried that and what do you know? The sucker swam out and the action started back up again. Whew, thank goodness! After a short game of tug of war, the steelhead found its way back in the same predicament and in the rocks again. Ouch, that’s unfortunate and this time it took several minutes of free spooling and guitar like pinging on a taught line to get the guy to move again. Well, he eventually came back out of the rocks and into view. With the catch and release net ready to go, Danny got his first glimpse of the what looked to be over 20-pound steelhead. The closer it got and into clearer view, it just got larger and larger. Danny didn’t want Aaron to lose his cool which may have already been too late but he still asked; “Do you realize what you have here?” Aaron knew it was a trophy but just not exactly how much of a trophy it was just yet. They finally coerced the monster toward the net and shoe-horned it into the bag. It was at this moment Aaron realized that this was a once in a lifetime trophy. Aaron Jordan is a big boy and well over 6’ tall so one can tell just how big this magnum buck really was. Danny said, if he held it for a picture, it would look absolutely ridiculously large and he’s still 6’2” tall. Regardless, the point is that it was one of the greatest fish either of them has ever seen, especially one caught on a dumb little yarn tie…
Added on 01/04/2017by Wooldridge Boats