February 25, 2017

The Hog Pen

October 2013 – Dustin Helmick landed this 21 lb Clearwater River Steelhead

June 2010 – Stan French from Meridian, Idaho caught this 22” Grande Ronde Smallmouth Bass and released the fish to fight another day.

 


July 2010 – Randy Letsinger caught a plane from Chicago, boarded my boat and claimed
he was going to be on the Hog Pen after the day!  He was right after an hour long battle
Randy landed this 10’ 2” White Sturgeon with an estimated weight of 350 lbs!!!


August 2009 – Dennis Dorn from Las Vegas caught this Columbia River King weighing 40lbs. This fish ripped out 275 feet of line, if not for my V8 chasing him down Dennis would not be in the HOG PEN!!!

Mike Hicks landed this 2008 Valentines day steelhead   weighing in at 20lbs
Mike Hicks landed this 2008 Valentine’s Day steelhead weighing in at 20lbs.

This 2008 5 plus Grande Ronde Smallmouth was caught and   released by Jeff Mildfelt from Yakima, Washington
This 2008, 5 pound plus Grande Ronde Smallmouth was caught, then released by
Jeff Mildfelt from Yakima, Washington.

August 2008 Ray Walker caught this 25lb coho this fish would   have broken the state record but it was a native and was released to   spawn in the wild.

August 2008 – Ray Walker caught this 25lb coho. This fish would have broken the state record but it was a native and was released to spawn in the wild.

Mel Stottlemyre Jr. caught this 25lb native Clearwater Steelhead in   December of 2006 fish like this are almost impossible to find.  This is   a true Reel Time Hog!!
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. caught this 25lb native Clearwater Steelhead in December of 2006. Fish like this are almost impossible to find.  This is a true Reel Time Hog!!

Congratulations to Ray Walker 20.10 lb steelhead
Ray Walker caught this 21 lb Clearwater Steelhead
in October of 2005.  This was a true
chrome bright Reel Time HOG!!

Some people say reeling in a sturgeon is like reeling in a sheet of   plywood.  I beg to differ this is one of three jumps this 8ft. Sturgeon   made.
Some people say reeling in a sturgeon is like reeling in a
sheet of plywood.  I beg to differ. This is one of
three jumps this 8ft. Sturgeon made.

Walter   Harris caught this 47lb Hanford king September of 2004.  Walter is quite   possibly the luckiest human being on the planet.  Wally has a   reputation for catching the big ones his mother must have had a   premonition when she named him.
Walter Harris caught this 47lb Hanford king September of 2004.  Walter is quite possibly the luckiest human being on the planet.  Wally has a reputation for catching the big ones. His mother must have had a premonition when she named him.


Here is Mark Hull’s 1st place K&K Derby mackinaw.
The “HOG” weighed 25lbs. 4oz. and almost 41 inches long.

This 19.9 lb Steelhead was caught in December of 2003 by Shane   Walker
This 19.9 lb Steelhead was caught in
December of 2003 by Shane Walker.

This 22.7 lb Clearwater Steelhead was caught in
This 22.7 lb Clearwater Steelhead was caught in
November of 2003 by Thor Best.  This fish was
an amazing fight. Thor opted to mount this HOG.

This   Clearwater spring King was caught by Thor Best in June of 2003 although   kings can be much larger this is a very large spring salmon which   usually average 15 to 20 lbs.  Thor opted to mount this Reel Time HOG!!
This Clearwater spring King was caught by Thor Best
in June of 2003. Although kings can be much larger,
this still is a very large spring salmon which usually average
15 to 30 lbs.  Thor opted to mount this Reel Time HOG!!

This   20.01lb Clearwater Steelhead was caught by Robert Bergevin in March of   2002.  Robert opted to mount this Reel Time HOG!!
This 20.01lb Clearwater Steelhead was caught by
Robert Bergevin in March of 2002.  Robert opted to mount
this Reel Time HOG!!

This   47lb Hanford Reach King was caught by Paul Bastian in October of 2002.    Toby thought this fish was a large Sturgeon the whole time until he saw   the red stripe down the side.
This 50lb Hanford Reach King was caught by Paul Bastian in
October of 2002. Toby thought this fish was a large Sturgeon the
whole time until he saw the red stripe down the side.

I October of 2003 Albert Blaskovich 85 years young smacked this 41   lb Hanford Reach king. Albert said to Toby in 85 years that's that’s the   biggest damn fish I have ever caught!!
October of 2003 Albert Blaskovich 85 years young
smacked this 41 lb Hanford Reach king. Albert
said to Toby in 85 years that’s the biggest damn fish I have ever caught!!

Kevin   Grimm AKA Bud landed this 40 lb Hanford Reach King Salmon.  This fish   just seemed to take his time getting to the boat - he used his weight to   prolong the battle.
Kevin Grimm AKA Bud landed this 40 lb Hanford Reach
King Salmon.  This fish just seemed to take his time
getting to the boat – he used his weight to prolong the battle.

Chuck Taylor AKA Big Alaska or Evil caught this 20 lb lake trout at   Flathead lake in Montana
Chuck Taylor AKA Big Alaska or Evil caught this
20 lb lake trout at Flathead lake in Montana.

Ray Walker caught this nice 19.9lb Clearwater Steelhead.  Ray has   caught so many big fish he released this one to fight another day.
Ray Walker caught this nice 19.9lb Clearwater Steelhead.  Ray has caught so many big fish he released this one to fight another day.