The Whidbey  News Times  reports that Dan Dodds 62, went fishing off  the beach at Keystone Split between the Coupeville ferry landing and island County Driftwood Park early last Thursday morning.

Dodds retired from  contracting work in 2000 and moved to the island. Dodds worked at the Coupeville liquor store.  He loved golfing and golf, but his true love was fishing. He had fished almost every other day Salmon.2 this season and  had yet to catch anything. He was fishing for pink salmon as they were coming through the area.  The usual size is three to five pounds.  Other  fisherman saw a beautiful sunrise that morning

All the sudden Dodds pole bent and he had a fish on.  The fish fOught  like crazy and Dodds followed it up and down the beach sometimes waist deep in water. After  twenty minutes he landed a  28 pound King or Chinook salmon. It was the biggest salmon he had ever caught  and he managed to land  it with light tackle on the beach.  He told a nearby fisherman “That’s the fish of my dreams.”  He was smiling from ear to ear.

Dodds  sat down on a stool when it was over and all the sudden fell forward face into the water. Other fisherman rushed  over and applied CPR.  An ambulance was called but Dan Dodds ws dead.

His friends held a memorial on the beach near where he died and after the speech’s they bargecued Doods  fish and celebrated his life. Life is unpredictable.

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  1. Your quote from Hoover is very telling. And I totally agree with your comment that we are in “very troubled moral times”, but even more than that it seems even though many of us see/know what is happening and recognize how dire/bad the time, too many of us are sitting back — complaining, making comments, etc – but actually making no difference at all.
    Obama needs our support, he has mine and many other folk. But he does not seem to understand that he has that support — he does not seem to hear the messages that the American populace are sending him — begging him to stand up and fight for what he believes in and what others believe in. How can we get that message across to him?

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