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A client of mine treated my wife and I to a salt water fishing trip in Sitka Alaska.  It was the first time I had ever fished anywhere in South East Alaska, the first time I wasn't guiding while fishing in Alaska, and the first fishing trip my wife ever went on.  My wife had a great time but did tell me she is never going to get up at 3:00 Am to cast all day hoping to catch bass that will be released.  We are back home and eating salmon and halibut tonight.

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44 minutes ago, king fisher said:

A client of mine treated my wife and I to a salt water fishing trip in Sitka Alaska.  It was the first time I had ever fished anywhere in South East Alaska, the first time I wasn't guiding while fishing in Alaska, and the first fishing trip my wife ever went on.  My wife had a great time but did tell me she is never going to get up at 3:00 Am to cast all day hoping to catch bass that will be released.  We are back home and eating salmon and halibut tonight.

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I fished out of Sitka in 2006

bald eagles all around 

Salmon and halibut, lingcod,yellowtail,seabass 

great fishing,I know y’all enjoyed it. We fished 4 days in the first week of June.Great place

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Not a single bass for me on my Monday trip. All I could catch was drum, catfish, and this buffalo. This one was fun on 6 lb line.

 

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5 minutes ago, 12poundbass said:

These things are becoming a regular catch for me this year. I don’t approve!

 

 

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That looks to be about pickling size.

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10 hours ago, 12poundbass said:

These things are becoming a regular catch for me this year. I don’t approve!

I haven't caught very many lately.  I think the water is too warm right now.  Once it cools down some, they will be back on the rampage though I'm sure.

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1 hour ago, gimruis said:

I haven't caught very many lately.  I think the water is too warm right now.  Once it cools down some, they will be back on the rampage though I'm sure.

Surface temp 78 when we were out and they were out in force. They kept hitting within 10’ of the boat.

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1 minute ago, 12poundbass said:

Surface temp 78 when we were out and they were out in force. They kept hitting within 10’ of the boat.

Surface temps are about 77 here, so pretty much the same.  Annoying is the word I would use to describe them.  I only caught one last time out, and it was 27 inches, so at least not the endless 20 inch snot rockets that you are describing.

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On 6/17/2023 at 8:27 PM, king fisher said:

We are back home and eating salmon

What kind of salmon are they? I just had some sockeye filet for dinner on the grill the other day that someone brought me from Alaska when they were there.

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29 minutes ago, gimruis said:

What kind of salmon are they? I just had some sockeye filet for dinner on the grill the other day that someone brought me from Alaska when they were there.

King Salmon

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21 minutes ago, king fisher said:

King Salmon

Never had it, never seen it in the store either. I presume because it’s the most highly prized of the salmonids and harvest is very restrictive.

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@gimruis Your stores may sell it, it might just be called Chinook Salmon instead of King, idk how Alaska is with it but in New York at the Salmon River the state takes the harvest and the fishing of them so seriously they actually have undercover DEC agents fishing along the river.

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It’s generally a bad idea to stock crappies in these smaller bodies of water as they tend to overpopulate really easily, then stunt out. I rarely find a pond where that has happened, but surprisingly, it seems like every pond always has a random crappie or two in it. One I’ve been hitting this past week, I hadn’t run into a crappie in over 5 years of fishing it…then this week, I suddenly catch 2 big ones (~15”) out of nowhere, both on swimbaits. Might be time to bring out the crappie gear for a trip or two and see if I’m overlooking a population of big fish. 
 

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On 6/27/2023 at 9:33 PM, gimruis said:

Never had it, never seen it in the store either. I presume because it’s the most highly prized of the salmonids and harvest is very restrictive.

I stuffed this one into the overhead compartment of an airplane, no kiddin. Along with one of his other salmon friends and several halibut 

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Keep getting these d**n snake heads. Was hoping my first fish on my new Jack hammer would be a bass….

 

I guess they like worms, swim baits, spinnerbaits and now chatterbaits……I have caught all of my snakeheads on one of the above. 
 

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Another big Cat (at least big for me) today while bass fishing.   Flathead 40 inches long, 32 pounds.  This rascal took a while to land.  It didn't roll and twist like most Cats do.  It also didn't hug the bottom.  It just took off and darted around like a nuclear power submarine.  I thought I had a HUGE spotted bass for a while.   I was fishing an offshore hump.  It's 10' deep or so on top of the hump.  One end has a rounded point going down the 25' or so.  The other end has the channel dredged to feed cooling water for the Nuke plant.   I was following/watching a school of shad on the point end of the hump.  The top of the school was 2 feet or so under the surface.  The bottom of the "ball" was ~8 feet deep.   Fish started attacking the shad from below.  I threw a DT6 into the mix and came up with the Cat.   That's my 10th Cat over 10 pounds this year, all while Bass fishing.   I caught a 53 pound Flathead last year.   I wonder if I'll catch a bunch of big bass if I start targeting Catfish.   

 

On a side note.  I've got a phone holder on my console I use for most pictures.  I can't get a big fish like this Cat in a picture with it there.  I've got another phone holder.  I've got to position is somewhere else so I can get pictures holding BIG fish.   

 

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Spent the weekend at 7700 feet in northwest Colorado. Hooked into some brook trouts and remembered how much better I am at bass fishing versus fly fishing...couldnt land any of them. Also caught Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever from a wood tick that was latched on way too long, but we have Doxycycline for that ?

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@thediscochef dang. I’m on a round of doxycycline from a tick bite myself. Make sure you cover up when on the water - the stuff makes you super prone to sunburns.

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3 hours ago, Jar11591 said:

@thediscochef dang. I’m on a round of doxycycline from a tick bite myself. Make sure you cover up when on the water - the stuff makes you super prone to sunburns.

I'm night fishing right now so this works pretty well for me. I've taken doxy before, as a malaria preventative. Good stuff but full of fun and interesting side effects. I also just tested positive for Covid, first time dealing with that one. I don't feel good lol 

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