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Coho coughs up diamond engagement ring


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Kaino hid the ring in a salmon in order to pop the question while teaching his hopeful bride-to-be how to clean a fish in Petersburg.

Kai Kaino and Terri Hamamoto of Hawaii became engaged on a fishing boat captained by Craig Curtiss Aug. 4.

Kaino has always considered Petersburg a second home and has been coming here to fish for the past 10 years.

“I brought Terri here this year hoping she would love Petersburg as much as I do,” Kaino said. “Luckily for me, she does.”

It rained the entire week, but they did get one day of sun for that special day.

“I had stressed that I wanted to catch a Coho salmon, because I think they are prettier,” Kaino said. “After about 40 minutes trolling we got one on Terri's line....

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