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Offline Skillet

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #660 on: May 27, 2020, 10:47:09 PM »
Sorry to hear that the openers have been so thin SitkaBT.  Are you seeing any differences in the PWS water conditions that might indicate a later than normal return?

Yup it was a colder than normal spring and water temps were down.  A few fish showed up offshore last period so maybe they are still coming.

Roger. I hope they're just making you sweat it a little, and will come barreling in shortly.

Good fishin'  :tup:
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #661 on: August 22, 2020, 10:39:11 AM »
Hey folks - just got a bit of cell coverage out here at Cape Edgecumbe on it second king season. Lots of fish over the rail since my last post, will get you all an update here soon.  For now, here's a pic to keep this thread alive!

Hope you all are having a great summer!
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #662 on: August 22, 2020, 11:27:09 AM »
Pretty fish there!

Stay safe- thanks for the update.

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #663 on: August 22, 2020, 12:11:13 PM »
Throw that little guy back! On second thought, I'll take it off your hands  :chuckle:

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #664 on: August 22, 2020, 01:52:14 PM »
Wow, how big is that fish!?!

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #665 on: August 22, 2020, 08:25:12 PM »
Wow, how big is that fish!?!

40+ for sure. Guts and gills in anyway.  Dandy for sure.
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #666 on: August 22, 2020, 08:35:18 PM »
Hey folks - just got a bit of cell coverage out here at Cape Edgecumbe on it second king season. Lots of fish over the rail since my last post, will get you all an update here soon.  For now, here's a pic to keep this thread alive!

Hope you all are having a great summer!
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #667 on: August 22, 2020, 10:25:12 PM »
Wow, how big is that fish!?!

Big enough to not be able to long-arm.

I'm with 7mm, guessing 40.

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #668 on: August 22, 2020, 11:15:28 PM »
Chris is a towering hulk of a man.   

That's about an 18 pounder.
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #669 on: August 23, 2020, 09:42:45 AM »
Nice KING!
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #670 on: August 23, 2020, 12:39:05 PM »
Thatís a dandy!  Looked for you out there yesterday. Slowed down from Friday but still pretty good.

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #671 on: September 17, 2020, 07:02:14 AM »
Called it a season after Monday's opener.  Ended up making about 1/3 of what I usually make, but there were many who did way worse.  Just hoping this downturn in salmon isn't a trend.

Meanwhile, here are a few photos from silver season.  I was fishing an area called Softuk. The first photo shows the Chugach Range and is near the mouth of the Copper River. The river heads into the interior about dead center of the photo.  The second photo is a sunset over Hinchinbrook Island.  The third is a slough where we hide from bad weather.  Then a ridge where I spotted a small band of mountain goats. And lastly, a tender, or fish buyer took advantage of a fishing closure to harvest a nice moose.

Disregard the dates on the photos. I changed batteries and forgot to reset the time/date.
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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #672 on: September 17, 2020, 08:07:20 AM »
Looks like the loaded the bull whole. Nice to have a crane handy  :chuckle:

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #673 on: September 17, 2020, 08:10:25 AM »
Proper moose handling, thanks

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Re: Commercial Fishing
« Reply #674 on: September 17, 2020, 08:17:23 AM »
A couple years ago a buddy had a moose show up on the beach while he was fishing. He had a tag so he dumped it and got a line off his boat attached to the moose and drug it into the water. After shortening the line for easy handling, he towed the moose, still whole, about 7 miles to the nearest tender and they pulled in into their rigging where they gutted it. Then they set it back into the bow of my friend's boat for the trip to town.
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