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Thursday, July 18, 2019
By Eric Granstrom
For, I'm Eric Granstrom. "Let's go fish a midnight!" Suddenly a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band song came to mind when Marion suggested we go launch and fish in the dark Tuesday morning for the opener of Summer Chinook on the Columbia River. "Sure," was my answer. Happy wife, happy life, right? So there we were at Beebe Park, launching under a full moon. To satiate any anxiety she might have, I told her it would be fun. When in actuality I knew heading out on the river in the dark was not the best idea in the world. Thankfully I had a headlamp and spotlight and the moon helped a great deal. We caught our first fish at 3:30 just downstream from the mouth of the Chelan River. We ran back to the dock to pick up our friend Dave Koepke at 4:30 and caught our second hatchery fish 20-minutes later. Then came a double in tight quarters with 100 other boats and the reel came off the rod on one of them, yet we still caught it. By 7:30, we had six keepers and were done. Fishing in the dark...what a great idea! Until next time, Good Fishing!