Anglers go fishing for the King

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

Riyan Westbrook, 23, of Medina holds a Chinook salmon he hooked and reeled in tonight near the Waterport Dam. His friend, Adrian Jackson of Medina, netted the fish. The two landed three good-size fish. See above.

Chris Vogt of Albion wades into the Oak Orchard River and fishes not too far from the Archer’s Club. Vogt had a spot by himself. He said a morning rain may have scared off some of the crowd. Vogt also is a charter boat captain, running a boat he calls U Betcha. He caught a Chinook earlier in the day.

They’re hard to see through the fog, but there are about a dozen fishermen standing in the Oak Orchard River across from the Archer’s Club.

Greg Crawford of the town of Alabama and his 11-year-old son Trevor bait their lines while fishing in the Oak Orchard River late this afternoon. They caught a couple Chinooks today.

Tom Harper of Point Breeze fishes near the Waterport Dam this evening. Harper had just arrived. His son Anthony caught a big brown trout earlier in the day. You can see the waterfall in back by the dam.

The Waterport Dam is a fishing hotspot this time of the year, when salmon and trout make their annual fall runs.