Zach Haines, a 10-year-old boy from Libby, Montana, loves fishing, mostly for trout in a creek near his house. He really wanted to go saltwater fishing for salmon. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Zach who is very ill, got his wish to fish for salmon. Two Charter Captains from Anacortes, Jay Field and Brett Rosson, took him fishing in the San Juan Islands.
The threesome caught a lot of fish. Zach had a great time on on Brett's boat and was probably able to not feel so sick for a while. Jay and Brett are a couple of good guys who made a kid's day. Sometimes we get wrapped up in our high dollar tournaments, high horespower rigs, and highly competitive natures. But this sport always comes back to taking a kid fishing. A day spent out on the boat. A little boy with a pole headed to the creek with his dog. A wish and a fish. - Kevin Klein
This year's photo of the Day series will be a bit different from last year's. The same rules - must be taken this year and in the county - apply with one exception. Once a week, a historical photo along with a link to a 1913 issue of the San Juan Islander newspaper which was published from 1898 to 1914.