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Alaskan Catfishing #12303830
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We just had the opportunity to go fishing in Alaska. Halibut fishing is so much like catfishing I wanted to post some pics. Some cool things is there leader is a rope and there boat ramp is a bulldozer. Super fun. We brought back about 100 lbs of halibut fillets and king salmon. Hope you all get the chance someday to go and hopefully I'll be there again someday.



Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12303890
06/21/17 04:03 AM
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Like reelin up a car hood. Is that deep creek launch?

Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12303910
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Pretty close. Just down the road. I think my guides office was in deep creek. Your right about the car hood. They where 235 feet deep which is crazy. I thought how they pulled up there anchors with an orange buoy is really interesting. I'm guessing there is not many snags down there.

Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304019
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Cut sardines for bait?


If it's legal ain't no way in hell it's catch and release, it's CATCH & GREASE, except ROUGH (TRASH) Fish
Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304025
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Looks like a hell of a good time!! Headed to Estes Park Colorado in the morning with the family!


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Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304122
06/21/17 01:27 PM
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Yep it is a blast will be up there in about a month. BMART you use sardines, pollock, salmon, octopus for bait . you can also use jigs. it is very fun. nice fish.


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Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304169
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I like the skidder towing the boat.

Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304193
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Originally Posted By: oakpointaggie
Pretty close. Just down the road. I think my guides office was in deep creek. Your right about the car hood. They where 235 feet deep which is crazy. I thought how they pulled up there anchors with an orange buoy is really interesting. I'm guessing there is not many snags down there.


Come up to Ketchikan with me next year around late August/early September. I do deep dropping for sablefish up there at 1,200+ feet.

Have been learning to target halibut in shallower water when possible, say 120 to 180 feet, but yeah, mid 200's is typical up there. At least in SE Alaska you can hit bottom with a 12 ounce jig rather than using those monster weights you had.

*edit* Yeah, there's snags up there. Ideally, the anchor buoy pulls your anchor almost straight up off the bottom while the boat is pulling forward. But sometimes, the current has other ideas.

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Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304251
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awesome man! is halibut good eating?

Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304255
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Always wanted to catch me some Halibut. Would be like catching a 200lb drum in swift flowing current I would imagine.


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Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: El Gato Azul] #12304264
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Hey I'll be by in the morning to pick up your boat haha

Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: Andrew Taylor] #12304307
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Halibut is great eating. White flaky meat. Even if it's 2" thick it's still great fried, baked etc. We caught a flounder and the guide wanted to throw it back but I was like hang on! We eat those in TX haha

Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304319
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Originally Posted By: oakpointaggie
We caught a flounder and the guide wanted to throw it back but I was like hang on!


Flounder (arrowtooth flounder) up in Alaska are kinda mushy and bland. I've really tried to salvage fillets off some of the bigger ones. The results just weren't worth it to me.


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Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304338
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My First Halibut, 50lb. Test Penn 209 1 1/2 hrs, 60ft water Taku Harbor , Alaska 257lbs and yes I'am 6'4".

Re: Alaskan Catfishing [Re: oakpointaggie] #12304355
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That is an awesome Halibut! I see you guys had a rope around the tail of that one. Did they tie it to the boat or haul it into the boat?

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