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      Sitka fishing

      First couple pictures of our journey north to Alaska
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      My my buddies truck hauling six of the twelve of us to Billings last night
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      record hot temps up here, hope you get calm seas

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      Fished out of Sitka in 2007 and 2008. Went up just after Memorial Day weekend and fished with Frontier Charters. Mostly fished for King salmon, halibut and some rockfish and ling cod. Had good time.

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      Just arrived, fishing starts 5 am tomorrow

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      Good luck!
      Looking forward to the posts.

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      Give em hell. Good luck.

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      Good luck.
      Pic's , or you weren't there.

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      Fished out of Sitka many years ago. Fished in July and kings were mostly gone, Did catch a few but a pretty good silver bite a few days. Halibut were plentiful and fun. Caught several ling cod and thought, "that is an ugly fish" so threw them back. Learned later that were supposed to be very good eating. 105# halibut was the biggest but lots in the 45-60# range. Recommend that anyone who enjoys fishing place a trip to Alaska on their bucket list.

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      ^^^^
      Ling cod is the walleye of the salt water fishes.

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      I fly out to Kodak island Wednesday - 4th trip to Alaska in 5 years - Sitka, Juneau, ankorage/kinai, now Kodak island. Always a good time.

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      Side bet on biggest halibut? Lol��

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      With no report yet, my guess is they must of drank to much.

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      Who are you fishing with?
      What did you think of the landing on the island?

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      "John Browning and his 1911, pure genius", Slim, 2015, and many, many other times too numerous to mention.

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      Quote Originally Posted by huntorride365 View Post
      Who are you fishing with?
      What did you think of the landing on the island?
      We are with king fisher. There are 12 of us on 3 boats.

      Todays king salmon.

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      And a couple yellow eye rock bass
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      Good luck! I just got back from 5 days on the Nushagak River and had good luck with Kings. Fun trip.

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      This post sucks without more updates and pictures....

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      Quote Originally Posted by ndbwhunter View Post
      This post sucks without more updates and pictures....
      Agreed. Yesterday I left my phone in the van that hauls is to the boats so I didn’t get any pictures. Here is one that was forwarded to me

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      The size restrictions on halibuts are under 38 can be kept, or over 80 inches. Of course all our halibuts are under 38. We did catch a ton of 49-55 inch and had to put them back, still a blast to catch.
      The King salmon also had restrictions of having to be over 28, I caught 3 of those but can only keep one per season , but the coho limit was 6 per day so we caught the hell out of them

      we also caught a ton of black bass, yellow eye, black cod, and king cod.

      We we are all coming home with around 60lbs of fish for 12 of us, so a pretty productive 3 day fishing trip

      we fished 25 miles out in mainly 400 ft of water, the black cod was caught in 1600ft.
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      Awesome! Thanks for the update. How much meat does one get off of a 38" halibut?

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      we fished 25 miles out in mainly 400 ft of water, the black cod was caught in 1600ft.

      How long does it take to reel in a fish from 1600'?

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      Quote Originally Posted by duckman1302 View Post
      we fished 25 miles out in mainly 400 ft of water, the black cod was caught in 1600ft.

      How long does it take to reel in a fish from 1600'?
      He had an electric reel on those rods. Get a bite and zip it up about 5 seconds and let it back down until all 4 hooks had been bit. Then electric reel it all the way up, took about 6-8 minutes to get all the way up

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      Quote Originally Posted by ndbwhunter View Post
      Awesome! Thanks for the update. How much meat does one get off of a 38" halibut?
      I would guess maybe 6-8lbs. Maybe more

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      Quote Originally Posted by johnr View Post
      He had an electric reel on those rods. Get a bite and zip it up about 5 seconds and let it back down until all 4 hooks had been bit. Then electric reel it all the way up, took about 6-8 minutes to get all the way up

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      I would guess maybe 6-8lbs. Maybe more
      You should recover 50 to 60% of the total weight of a halibut as edible meat.

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