If you’ve ever gone fishing, then you probably know what it feels like to catch a big one only to lose it as you reel it in. A Friday Harbor man recently had this experience, but there’s much more to this whale of a tale.
Kevin Klein and his fishing companion were out on the water on July 13, in the deep waters of Harro Strait, between San Juan and Vancouver islands.
They were on the hunt for a big King Salmon so they could take home the $5,000 prize for the Bellingham Salmon Derby.
They weren't out very long when they hooked what Klein calls “a very big fish.”