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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:35 pm

Me and the gang took a ride yesterday morning on the newly repowered Pursuit in search of the highly endangered fish AKA “red snapper”.
Our first stop was at the 10 fathom break, just got a couple of fish at that depth.
After careful consultation with the crew, the captain made the decision to run another 30 miles offshore to 90’.
This would put us roughly 62 miles from shore.
The fish were chewing but the weather was not exactly perfect.
Should have taken a pic of Capeman, he was the only one smart enough to bring a rain jacket. :wink:

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Endangered red snapper...
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Derrick with more endangered red snapper and grouper...
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Enjoyed the heck out of the trip, great to fish with Capeman again...


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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by OrangeQuest » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 pm

Really nice looking fish! Is that a funnel forming in the first picture?
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:26 pm

AA the weather has been giving us a few breaks and the halibut fishing has been fair, or maybe a little better than that. I have my freezer space packed off so will have to make room before more fishing 8O
Red Snapper will remain on the endangered list if you three do much more fishing. The weather picture reminded me of our first trip out of Seward. Did I ever tell you that you are a bit of a weather jinx :lol:

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by topwater » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:00 am

Don't worry it will lay down :lol:
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Aripeka Angler » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:27 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Is that a funnel forming in the first picture?
Yes sir, it is. We fished on but kept an eyeball on the thing. It ended up fully forming, quite an awesome spectacle of nature.
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Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:26 pm
AA the weather has been giving us a few breaks and the halibut fishing has been fair, or maybe a little better than that. I have my freezer space packed off so will have to make room before more fishing 8O
Red Snapper will remain on the endangered list if you three do much more fishing. The weather picture reminded me of our first trip out of Seward. Did I ever tell you that you are a bit of a weather jinx :lol:
The endangered thing is a bit of a joke now, red snapper have made a fantastic comeback from being heavily over harvested as bycatch in trawling.
Thirty years ago they were scarce, you can definitely credit proper management with the comeback.
As for being a weather jinx, no doubt. Wish I was in Seward right now screwing up the weather. :lol:
Not a day goes by this time of year that I don’t dream of trip #6 to AK. :D
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Don't worry it will lay down :lol:
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by fallguy1000 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:05 am

Northern pike 39", 20" girth about 18#, good fight, released
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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:31 pm

Just saw this, dang nice fish there Fallguy. Many moons ago I caught one about that size but I have never seen one bigger here.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Netpackrat » Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:50 pm

Fuzz wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:31 pm
Just saw this, dang nice fish there Fallguy. Many moons ago I caught one about that size but I have never seen one bigger here.
You also don't generally release any pike caught in AK.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Fuzz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:15 am

As far as I know they are considered an invasive species here. There is no limit or closed season on them. you do not even need to harvest them. Just throw them on the shore and walk away.

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Re: Anyone Fishing?

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:29 am

Yup. Once you have pike, all you have is pike. They poison entire bodies of water to get rid of them.

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