I should have painted it white and lashed myself to it. 54 lbs in Tillamook Bay with Jack Glass, NW Salmon guide extraordinaire. Fish was so big it wouldn't fit in the net. So big I could not control it at the boat. So it knocks Jack's cowboy hat off. He's going for the hat I'm saying. "Get the fish! Get the fish!" to which Jack replies "Fish can wait, that's a $200 hat!". This in the middle of fleet of boats. As Jack noted later, a bit facetiously, "We'll we really put on a clinic". Everyone was laughing at our antics but you could hear the "Oohs" and "Aahs" across the bay when we took pix.