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Offline Hard2handle

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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:

 

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