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#3206402 - 06/30/12 02:09 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 826
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
I see the canned pink salmon on the shelves here for like $13 bucks a can..no one buys it of course.

our fresh frozen fall Chum fillets retail for $16.95 lb we get a buck a lb at the dock..talk about getting hosed...lol
this is what the meat looks like...not your typical pale looking chum.

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#3206407 - 06/30/12 03:23 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
http://signon.org/sign/end-salmon-halibut-bycatch.fb10?source=s.fb&r_by=4818973

It's a petition pushing for an investigation into halibut and salmon bycatch by trawlers.

That is one darn good looking chum Jeff. Be safe out there!
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#3206466 - 06/30/12 06:48 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: Hupurest]
AKscott Offline
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Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 137
Loc: north pole, AK
that is one fresh looking chum, by the time they get here they are red as can be with mushy white meat.
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#3206854 - 06/30/12 12:03 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 826
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
AKScott that chum was 70 miles inland when caught.

And Thanks AKnative,but about your petition...we have been been going through low numbers of Kings here for 10 years,we were quick to blame the trawl fleet as well, the ironic part is that we own part of the trawl fleet through our CDQ in fact the whole west coast of villages is part owner most own catcher /prosser boats.

and since we own and run many of the boats I personaly know guys that work on them, they say very very few kings or other fish come through the ship it seams they pretty much just scoop through polluk schools.

there also are fish and game observers onboard that count bicatch and I have looked at the numbers they put out and it is very low bicatch of salmon.

I am not saying it couldnt be happing on other boats but the ones they monitor it dont.

if I were to blame anyone I would say its the illeagle fishing in the Bering sea by the foriegn fleet (remember the rat boat) that rapes our waters without prossecution and have learned to target juvinial salmon and other species.

if we patrolled our waters better it might help but they can fish them anywhere on the high seas past our 200 mile limit
but I think a step forward would be protectiing our own water, seams its kind of like the Mexican border we dont patrol and wonder where our jobs are going..lol

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#3207264 - 06/30/12 06:48 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Wow Jeff, that is ironic. Thanks for the information.
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#3207591 - 06/30/12 11:32 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 224
Loc: Armpit, ak
Just finished eating my one King. ( I did keep a Jack in May ) Next year I hope to eat another one. I remember when we could keep one a day for two months. frown Probably never took more than 10 though, including jacks.
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#3207607 - 06/30/12 11:50 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2399
Loc: SW Alaska
They cut our season limit on kings the other day we can now only take 2 for the season effective July 28 from the Nushagak. I remember when it was 5 a day limit and getting 5 was no problem in addition the commercial guys had a full blown king season frown
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#3207612 - 06/30/12 11:57 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 224
Loc: Armpit, ak
Oh well, mosquito ranching has been productive. Bumper crop! smile
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#3207725 - 07/01/12 07:20 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
UgashikBob Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 528
Loc: Alaska Bristol Bay
Sockeye run started early but is slowing down now. With the weather we have been having would of never guessed an early start. Kings are non existent.


Edited by UgashikBob (07/01/12 07:21 AM)

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#3207911 - 07/01/12 10:13 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Castor Gitter Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
Posts: 28
Loc: Fairbanks, AK
Nice Reds there Bob. What kinda weight are you getting on em? They look nice and fat.

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#3208915 - 07/02/12 02:25 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Doogie Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 278
Loc: Montana
I think Aknative is talking about the draggers not the factory trawlers

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#3209271 - 07/02/12 11:09 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
UgashikBob Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 528
Loc: Alaska Bristol Bay
CG:
Early fish are usually heavier. Teeny 350

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#3209470 - 07/02/12 01:57 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: otterman]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 826
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Originally Posted By: otterman
the commercial guys had a full blown king season frown


I wonder if they will restrict the comercial and subsistance nets across the state for Kings to 7 1/2 inch gear like they did here on the Yukon.

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#3210037 - 07/02/12 08:26 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2399
Loc: SW Alaska
Jeff, right now we can still fish 8 inch if you can find it most including myself are using 7.5 and some are even using 7.25
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#3210744 - 07/03/12 11:03 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1828
Loc: juneau, alaska
Kings run here was a bust, too. Even the hatchery fish are mostly a no-show.
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#3210891 - 07/03/12 01:17 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2399
Loc: SW Alaska
They reinstated our 4 fish limit here today
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#3211033 - 07/03/12 02:51 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: otterman]
yukonjeff Offline
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Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Originally Posted By: otterman
Jeff, right now we can still fish 8 inch if you can find it most including myself are using 7.5 and some are even using 7.25


well I am impressed you all self imposed net restrictions, or just cant find the 8'' gear?, I noticed with 7.5 we get about half Chums instead of kings, I can imagine 7.25 would get mostly big reds and jack kings.
if you cant find it call FnG they still use 8.5" for the test nets they know what gear to use to catch big Kings..lol

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#3211091 - 07/03/12 03:36 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2399
Loc: SW Alaska
Jeff our Kings usually run just ahead of the Dogs so no problem getting too many of them in the mix most of the time and I was wrong I fished 8 inch gear this year I have both 7.5 and 8 in the shed. I agree the 7.25 would get a lot more smaller fish but the 8.5 would miss a lot of 18-22 pounders and that is the majority of them here anymore
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#3211208 - 07/03/12 05:04 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 826
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
I see..here they run with the chums,so if we ever get a king opening we will be picking chums half the time.

when we could use any type gear I liked 8 and 1/8th it did pretty good on the big kings and even the smaller 15-20 lbers

on a normal year here the kings would all be past by now but they are still hitting the mouth pretty good now so the run was just late is all.

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#3213113 - 07/04/12 11:54 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 826
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Happy fourth everyone.

Moose steak and lobster..dont get any better than that...oh wait crab is better..lol

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