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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 »
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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!


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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 don’t 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!
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2018, 09:53:23 AM »
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.
Awesome looking blackmouth lokidog :tup: :drool:, I miss those days on Elliott Bay back in the 80's. Mooching in front of Todd shipyard and limits by 9am.. Many great memories, thanks for posting this, made my day! 

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 07:31:21 PM »
Caught six fish today, only one keeper, 23".  I heard the Friday Harbor Derby winner was 19lbs, hell of a Blackmouth!

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2018, 07:40:42 PM »
My biggest is 15 and that was a pig....19 is huge.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2018, 07:55:31 PM »
This was my first keeper BM ever, from two years ago... 16 pound hog.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2018, 09:55:31 AM »
Yesterday's happy angler. She didn't want to touch it though....   :rolleyes:   :chuckle:

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2018, 08:20:51 PM »
Nice looking Blackmouths everybody! My biggest was off Vancouver Island when I was 16.. so 16 years ago lol. Weighed just over 37 lbs. You guys should venture north into Canada and Alaska for salmon fishing... its a whole other experience!

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2018, 09:55:00 PM »
Managed to boat another keeper tonight, only fish of the day, 23 1/2".  Not sure what is up with my crew, they don't seem to know how to long arm a fish or take good showing off photos....   :rolleyes:

Kwiaht did find some tapeworms in the samples that they have been collecting, watch out for your sushimi or unsmoked sushi rolls....


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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #22 on: February 14, 2018, 06:28:20 PM »
Getting after it lokidog  :tup:
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2018, 06:35:33 AM »
Good job Ed , still saving for our airfare. Was hoping to find some crazy guys who would go to Norway ,found none .  :dunno:
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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2018, 07:45:24 AM »
Sidetrack - Hey Loki, are those the cannon Mag 10s?  I'm trying to decide between Scottys or finding some more cash for the Cannons.  Bottom tracking sounds like it would be incredibly helpful, just not sure how well they work and if they are worth the cash.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2018, 09:29:57 PM »
Sidetrack - Hey Loki, are those the cannon Mag 10s?  I'm trying to decide between Scottys or finding some more cash for the Cannons.  Bottom tracking sounds like it would be incredibly helpful, just not sure how well they work and if they are worth the cash.

Mine have to have an accessory box and humminbird FF to do the bottom tracking.  The depthfinder I had when I bought these would interface with 2 of my three.  One model can do it itself, don't know which.  I never really used bottom tracking as it was hard to keep the line tension right and if you went off too deep quickly, it would pop the clip. Having said that, the all up feature was awesome and I could tell how deep each was from the cockpit.

I like the release mechanism of the Cannons better than Scottys. Advantage, I guess, of Scottys is you can use braid, but I like the fact that I don't have to move a stopper around to get the downrigger to automatically stop.  I like the Cannons better, but many seem to like the Scottys, maybe price is a factor.

For the hand turned ones, I also like the Cannons better as it is much more comfortable, IMO, turning the crank vertically than horizontally.

Hope that helps. 

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2018, 09:45:30 PM »
Sure does, thanks.

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Re: Finally getting some keeper Blackmouth
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2018, 10:41:22 AM »
Sure does, thanks.

I do see a lot more Scottys on boats though, so maybe they know something I don't....   :rolleyes:  :chuckle: