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Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:52:32 PM »
We've been getting a fair number of small fish but finally got a couple of keepers yesterday and today.  First was 7 pounds and about 25-26 inches and the second was 12 1/2 pounds and 29ish inches.

Crazy stuff in stomachs of the fish being turned in on the diet study. One fish had a squid, two herring, two ghost shrimp and a pink shrimp. Another had a pair of herring, a sandlance, and one inch long krill, another had only krill.  Lots of pink shrimp reported so far.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 08:56:41 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 09:02:49 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 09:03:10 PM »
Good grief, those fish are bright. Thanks for sharing Loki.
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2018, 09:13:14 PM »
Nice. Cedar plank some of those tasty fish on your BBQ.
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2018, 09:14:39 PM »
That is a very pretty fish.  :tup:

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2018, 10:03:33 PM »
Good grief, those fish are bright. Thanks for sharing Loki.

Interesting, you are the second person that mentioned how bright they are.  I wonder why wouldn't they be?  They are not heading upriver to spawn very soon.

It is definitely nice finally putting something in the boat that I can take home.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 08:17:25 AM »
Nice fish, I hope to get out soon.


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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 08:27:26 AM »
Nice fish, I hope to get out soon.


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Good luck.  The herring in the stomachs have been about 4 inches long, orange label if you are a bait guy.  The two legal sized ones I've caught have been on a full-size Spatterback hoochie 42" behind a flasher.  I really like the break away flasher systems as I think you lose a lot less fish with them. There is a new magnetic one that can be added to any 11" flasher you already have, seems to work well.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 08:56:43 AM »
Good grief, those fish are bright. Thanks for sharing Loki.

Interesting, you are the second person that mentioned how bright they are.  I wonder why wouldn't they be?  They are not heading upriver to spawn very soon.

It is definitely nice finally putting something in the boat that I can take home.

 :yeah: I have caught hundreds of winter blackmouth and never had one not be bright


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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 07:24:11 PM »
Nice fish!


Comparing them to "Eastside Bright" :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2018, 07:48:15 PM »
Good grief, those fish are bright. Thanks for sharing Loki.

Interesting, you are the second person that mentioned how bright they are.  I wonder why wouldn't they be?  They are not heading upriver to spawn very soon.

It is definitely nice finally putting something in the boat that I can take home.

 :yeah: I have caught hundreds of winter blackmouth and never had one not be bright

I catch dark salmon!  I live 350 miles to the east of you. Just an observation and a compliment!
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2018, 08:08:23 PM »
Good grief, those fish are bright. Thanks for sharing Loki.

Interesting, you are the second person that mentioned how bright they are.  I wonder why wouldn't they be?  They are not heading upriver to spawn very soon.

It is definitely nice finally putting something in the boat that I can take home.

 :yeah: I have caught hundreds of winter blackmouth and never had one not be bright

I catch dark salmon!  I live 350 miles to the east of you. Just an observation and a compliment!


Winter blackmouth are a little different than the migratory kings you are getting way over there. For the most part these fish donít go to far from where they are released. Most stay in the Puget Sound as long as there is plenty of food.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2018, 08:33:25 PM »
Good grief, those fish are bright. Thanks for sharing Loki.

Interesting, you are the second person that mentioned how bright they are.  I wonder why wouldn't they be?  They are not heading upriver to spawn very soon.

It is definitely nice finally putting something in the boat that I can take home.

 :yeah: I have caught hundreds of winter blackmouth and never had one not be bright

I catch dark salmon!  I live 350 miles to the east of you. Just an observation and a compliment!

I bet they still taste good!  I had a guy give me a 28 pound king many years ago down by Roseburg that was really bronze, cooked and smoked up just fine.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 08:40:04 PM »
Good grief, those fish are bright. Thanks for sharing Loki.

Interesting, you are the second person that mentioned how bright they are.  I wonder why wouldn't they be?  They are not heading upriver to spawn very soon.

It is definitely nice finally putting something in the boat that I can take home.

 :yeah: I have caught hundreds of winter blackmouth and never had one not be bright

I catch dark salmon!  I live 350 miles to the east of you. Just an observation and a compliment!

I bet they still taste good!  I had a guy give me a 28 pound king many years ago down by Roseburg that was really bronze, cooked and smoked up just fine.

They are damn good!
Glad you got into the Fish Loki.
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