December catch! Eek fisherman lands a late season silver

Dec 10, 2014

Floyd Roehl landed a surprise coho salmon while ice fishing for pike on the Eek River.

Credit Floyd Roehl

KYUK, Bethel: Most fisherman have at least one story of, ‘the one that got away.’ Eek resident Floyd Roehl has a story with a different outcome from a recent trip up the Eek River. On an ice fishing trip last Friday, Roehl says he caught a couple of pikes, then dropped his jigging line into a hole hoping for a third pike. But he got something else.

“I felt something really jerk hard [on the line] and I was thinking, ‘Holy cow I got a big pike!’ I pulled it up and I looked at it and it was a silver salmon. I was just surprised and I said ‘Holy cow look what I got!'” said Roehl.

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Roehl jigging for pike on the Eek River.
Credit Floyd Roehl