Hello, Dolly!!! (This is a Dolly Varden) Not a monster but anything over 18 inch (this one 17 1/2 inches) and you must return it to the river.
The first fish of the day is a Dolly Varden. I’m embarrassed to tell you how many years I thought they were saying, “Dolly Parton”, and I could not figure out why they named a fish after a country singer. However, the origin of the name is not 100% clear. Dolly Varden is the name of a character in a book by Charles Dickens. Also, in the 1870s, a dolly varden was a type of fashionable dress. It consisted of a sheer muslin shift over a brightly colored petticoat. Maybe the pretty pinkish spots on the fish inspired the name.This is fish #2, a red (sockeye) salmon. Fish #3 looked amazingly like fish #2.
Jerry (stunned look) just realized that he spent $10 on 2 small Blizzards! At home he could have bought a gallon of Bluebell for $10!