Big springs or any big fish is a lot of fun in a belly boat. Tow you around or end up running circles around you and you're sitting in the middle of the river laughing your ass off going round and round. High as a kite of course and likely 2 sheets to the wind as well. Always lots of coho/silvers from mid-october 'til end of Nov or later with chums/dogs starting mid-nov. Steelies would start around Xmas and good to fish to mid-march then it was kelts trying to get back to the ocean so I'd leave them alone. They are skin and bones and the stress of getting caught would kill most. Always single barbless hooks and I was doing that on my own when I was 10 so I wouldn't hurt small trout at our cabin. Law now and for a long time in BC for fresh water and I think tidal waters now too. Really miss fishing in the salt chuck too. There be monsters in the deeps laddie!