For the last two days, Eric and Jake had success landing kings during our guided fishing trips. Crankbaits were more enticing to the kinds earlier in the morning; but as the sun rose, the crank bite slowed. Eric had contacted me prior to their trip to inform me that Jake was interested in learning to center pin fish. . After a little practice, he was able to cast and make good floats. We probably should have continued using crankbaits a while longer since the skein bite was slow. However, we stuck with it and eventually were getting steady bites and hooking fish after we relocating to a different spot on the river. Congrats to Jake for having the hot hand and landing his first fish on a center pin!
Day 2 progressed about the same as the previous day except that Eric had the hot hand this time. We found a pod of active fish to end the day with a flurry of action.