Robert Baars

Douglaston Salmon Run Kings

My dad and I had always wanted the chance to catch a king salmon on the fly. After having major surgery on my spinal cord I was unsure if we would be able to realize this dream. My dad pushed me and told me that we would find a place to make this dream a reality, even with my mobility challenges. He found us a spot on the Salmon River where I would have easy access to the water. We took advantage of this moment and were able to catch a few kings. We never would have been able to accomplish this is it weren’t for my dad supporting me every step of the way.