We’d only been fishing roughly an hour when Steven Theel saw one of our three trolling rods pegged over. He grabbed it, battled a 20-pound Chinook, brought it alongside the boat and guide Mike Barksdale of Fish Extreme swooped in with a pair of pliers and released it.

“Another damn Chinook,” Barksdale said. “I don’t know what we can do to stop catching these. I know there’s Coho around, but there’s so many of these kings that we can’t get any Coho.”