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Erin Loscocco, the foiling fisherman

by Erik Simonson on 5 Aug 2014
Erin Loscocco Erik Simonson/ pressure-drop.us http://www.pressure-drop.us
Who da thunk it? Erin Loscocco headed up to Sherman Island to get some foiling in this weekend, and was ripping along at an estimated 30 knots when bam!

After collecting himself and the parts, and assuming he had hit a log, up floats dinner...for four, for a week.

'This weekends accidental kite foil fishing catch of a 19.5 lb 36' long salmon at Sherman Island in the Sacramento river. Certainly has to be one of the craziest things that has ever happened to me kiting.

I was about a 3/4 of a mile upwind from the Sherman Island launch kiting on my 6m Ocean Rodeo kite and Spotz hydrofoil when I hit something with the foil and went flying off the board. I was in the middle of the channel and am used to occasionally hitting fish, logs, seaweed etc on the foil so I didn't think much of it but knew it wasn't a sandbar. Got back up on my foil and about 20 feet back near where I had just crashed I saw a large fish that was stunned and flopping around. Similar to like when I have run into striped bass in the bay. I went to try to pick it up and then I realized that it was a giant salmon. It was hit pretty hard and was def dying.

It was so slippery that the only way to hold it was to put my hand thru the gills while grabbing onto my kite bar. The teeth were tearing into my skin and I was starting to bleed Click here to read more.
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