02/13/14 - 2:14pm
Like your first kiss, you never forget your first king salmon.
I was born in 1937, and raised in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, within walking distance of the Skagit River.
In the 1930s, the Skagit became world famous for its large king salmon. Even as recent as the 1950s, after dams had blocked fish passage, and after many of the spawning streams in the Skagit’s drainage had been impacted by years of clear-cutting and road-building, a few kings were being caught, or so I’m told.