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Ron Bryant of Mt. Angel provided some fishing-related inspiration and incentive with a recent picture that he sent of him with a 30-ish-pound Chinook that he caught on the lower Nestucca River.

“I think there’s some concern about giving away the location of a ‘secret spot,’” he wrote in an email with the photo attached, adding tongue firmly in cheek, “as if it’s not crowded enough on the day after someone caught a fish.”

As a compromise, he identified the not-so-secret spot as “the poggy hole,” so named because of the numerous small bullhead “that strip the bait off the hooks.”

Poggy, Ron informs me, is a nickname usually