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#3147477 - 05/04/12 03:42 PM Halibut Charters?
onegunsmith Offline
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Registered: 09/27/09
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Loc: Palmer AK
I'm looking to take my uncle Halibut fishing this summer. He's coming up in August and wants to go fishing. I haven't done much halibut fishing and had no luck the times we did go (buddies boat not a charter). I hope to make this a memorable trip for him as he has Macular Degeneration and probably won't get the chance to fish for halibut again. Seward or Anchor Point doesn't really matter I just want to be able to get him on some fish. If you know of a good outfit plase let me know. If you know of a bad outfit please PM and let me know what troubles you had so I don't choose the wrong one based on a cheaper rate. Thanks.



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#3147493 - 05/04/12 03:53 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
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Registered: 07/05/08
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Loc: Circle, Alaska
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#3147495 - 05/04/12 03:55 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
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I had sworn off seward up until last year. had been on a few of the lesser quality charters IMO.

then last year went with the guys with the below outfit.

http://www.profish-n-sea.com/


Captain Woody is the man we went with. he was great IMO....

i wouldn't go with another outfit out of seward.

I haven't been impressed with the size of the fish out of deep creek.... catching is good, but the fish always seem to be on the small side.
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#3147499 - 05/04/12 03:58 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: Birchcreekkid]
Birchcreekkid Offline
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We used these guys out of Ninilchik last summer, the rates were good and as you can see we caught a few.....
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#3147519 - 05/04/12 04:13 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Hupurest Offline
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Registered: 09/20/10
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Loc: Alaska
you would have to catch a few more to catch the 6 60lbers we kept..... We threw back everything else that were the same size or smaller. It was more of a catching trip that a meat run.

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#3147530 - 05/04/12 04:21 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
northway Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
I would choose Seward also as you can catch a smorgasborg of different sorts of fish. That is why I only go out of Valdez anymore as I want to catch halibut, yellow eye, ling cod and black bass.

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#3147889 - 05/04/12 08:22 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
August is a great month to fish out of Homer as a few charters will target silvers and halibut on the same trip. One of the best if not the best in my opinion is.
He consistently comes back with the best mixed bag of fish. Black bass, salmon, ling cod, halibut. Great boat and a great captain Bruce had some trouble with cancer last summer but hopefully will be back in action this summer.
Depending on when you are in the area let me know. I maybe able to get you out on the water on either side of your charter for another free one.
Bottom line. Plan your halibut fishing around the tides. Probably the most important factor to consider when going halibut fishing. Big tides make it very hard. Let me know when you are traveling and I will give you some advice on when to go.
http://seaflightsportfishing.com/
Oh my looks who is featured on the front page of his website.
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#3148109 - 05/04/12 10:11 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
johnsd16 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: MN-30
Seward is better than Homer for a multitude of reasons IMO, mainly because its less busy and the tides are smaller which = smaller weights and more fighting the fish and not the tackle. In August in Seward you can get into some white hot silver action which is amazing, also can keep lingcod. Way more and better silver fishing in Seward.

Profish-n-sea is the outfit to go with. No one in that harbor outfishes them day in and day out. Steve, Kevin or Woody are all fantastic guys. My wife is the gal on the banner of his salmon fishing page.

All caught with profish








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#3149255 - 05/05/12 10:57 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: johnsd16]
scalloper Offline
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Loc: All over Maine
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#3149381 - 05/06/12 01:50 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
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"Andy S wannabe"

Registered: 09/20/10
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Loc: Alaska
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That's great news that Bruce is doing better. I will have to email them

FYI, that bag of fish came on the Worst tide to fish all summer that year. I was very nervous about it. I told Bruce of my apprehension and that old salt laughed. He basically said "boy that tide don't matter. I will go where we have to and be then there when we need to and we will catch fish". And by golly Bruce did that. 70 miles one way, dosed for 3 hours and we were all wore out and we came back. I was once again impressed.

As johnsd says, pro fish is the boat I will go back with out of Seward. I had sworn off Seward because of the fishing in homer but I will fish with them and only them out of Seward.

I will have to disagree with the business of homer and seward. I find homer to be far less busy than Seward. The ling cod fishing and rock fish is just as good if not better.
Bruce is also the lingcod master. He commercial fishes them and knows where they are. The problem with running so far is that you give up the other fishing. But he will do a combo for the extra $$$

As far as silvers I have never partaken in that out of homer. Seward is great for that.

Valdez was super great for silvers too.

But. The real deal, true ling cod MASTER is ak paw pincher.
I would bet ALOT of money that he charted the best ling cod fishing day that has ever or will ever be seen
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#3149385 - 05/06/12 02:10 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
tree Offline
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Loc: southeast alaska
Boy, I hate to ask, how many of those fish going out of state? We have it pretty rough in Southeast with all the charters and the "subsistence" fishery. The charter catch is anually 2 to 3 times the sport catch. Most of those pics are more fish than I get in an entire summer. I feel for the residents away from the water, but the charter fishery here has turned into a meat for dollars industry. There are even charter outfits with jigging machines going after blackcod in a thousand feet of water, they haven't adressed that loophole yet.


Edited by tree (05/06/12 02:27 AM)

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#3149386 - 05/06/12 03:20 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Family Trapper Offline
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
Scalloper was that fish chalky by chance? My experience has been when you see that gray fringe of freckles around the edges they are usually thin and chalky. Alway on the small males around here. Haven't seen it on the larger fish however.
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#3149415 - 05/06/12 06:38 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
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I have not cut it yet but that is the norm. The hal under 100 lbs fetch $7.75 lb with head and over 100 is $5.25 because they tend to be chalky as you say. What is the price in your area?
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#3149949 - 05/06/12 06:21 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Family Trapper Offline
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Loc: Homer, Alaska
It is down from last year I hear. We were getting over $7.25 or so for 40 and up last summer. Less than $7 for 10-20 lb. Can't remember the split exactly right now. Price is well under $7 right now from what I hear. Won't be fishing until late June. Our small deep water males are usually in poorest shape. I get very few where I fish.
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#3150319 - 05/07/12 02:08 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 52
Loc: AK
Tree they will! But after a number of years as a skipper in southeast, I think the locals take is much higher than people give credit. Not to mention the cruxifix on the com lines, how many unders get their heads ripped off lol. Been on a few of the subsitence trips tagging along. SOme of those boys catch as much in a couple days on a skate or two if they worked it, as we did in a month. not to mention the dingle baring for lings and laying skates on yellow eye infested rock piles....That said, I heard southeast is recovering pretty good now that the charter fleet is down and the comm guys took another cut in numbers a few years back. I havent followed the drama for af ew years, got out of it atleast for now due to family obligations at the time. Another thing, watching 3 or 4 long liners run 50 miles of gear right out of town. People wonder why there's few fish around, we couldnt fish in the sound during prime time. Blame it on the charter guys lmao! Someday we'll realize we all take a signifcant amount of fish...someday. Its cummalative, fact is everyone's got their hands in the pie quite deep!

To the original question as to where. If I had the chance to only do it once and once was it for my life. Its a toss up for me....

I skippered out of port alexander a little as a fill in captain one summer and found the place amazing! There are two outfits running the area, total of 3 boats, and one fella that did some over night trips mostly on the east side of chatham when we'd see him. Fish were shallow, very shallow and big!!! The scenery is steller..the run is measured in minutes. From hummingbirds landing on your finger to fantastic fishing almost out the front door, this place has it. It is the alaska most people think of imho.

Next would be kodiak. I know its not seward or the kenai....but hands down pound for pound, I think kodiak is a jewel for flatties compared to any other fishery! Not to mention everything else salmon wise. and hey its kodiak, ie no tourists, no motorhomes. I dont know for certain about costs but I'd bet its cheaper than P.A. mainly due to the need to bush flight into port alexander vs comm air to kodiak. The only reason I didnt pick dutch or unalaska is mainly due to weather. Both getting in and out and also fishing.

There's a few really awesome other areas I'd love to fish someday but likely never will. These two, Pa and Kodiak would be at the top if I had one pick and one chance to do it! Great fishing, great scenery, great experience, you wont go wrong with either!

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#3150512 - 05/07/12 10:24 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 52
Loc: AK
And there in lies the problem it's a broken system all together. From comm down to subsistence. I still wonder how many unders get mangled and never reported.

I will add another thing to those charter clients coming in and going home with fish. In its place is an economy it brings too Ak. I won't disagree it's too much fish in areas. Something else to not forget is the bulk of sold fish are not staying local either! The bulk of the comm quota is leaving the state and influencing less people/buisness's positively in the process! not that one is better than the other but dollar for dollar per pound of fish which one holds more value economically!

The one area the still raises the hair on my neck is the amount of non local/alaska owned charter business's and how many of those guides were also nonres. And watching the local one or two boat owners fold with the recent changes. If alaska is about keeping revenue in the state it needs to make it more difficult to outside operations to come rape and pillage and fly south after they are done for the year. It's not much different than the local small town shops comPlaining about Internet shopping vs spending a couple extra bucks locally.

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#3150647 - 05/07/12 01:07 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: Tradbow1]
Alaskan Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4967
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Tradbow1
The one area the still raises the hair on my neck is the amount of non local/alaska owned charter business's and how many of those guides were also nonres. And watching the local one or two boat owners fold with the recent changes. If alaska is about keeping revenue in the state it needs to make it more difficult to outside operations to come rape and pillage and fly south after they are done for the year. It's not much different than the local small town shops comPlaining about Internet shopping vs spending a couple extra bucks locally.


I agree, and I even think this goes as far as the big game guides. I'd like to see AK's guides be residents. When you're going to be living here, you seem to take care of the resource a bit better, IMO. But that's just me.
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#3150651 - 05/07/12 01:15 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Top Jimmy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4555
Loc: Alaska, USA
Yeah, I don't think the guys that live here are any different. Sims and Rossi are two recent ones.

To be honest, I don't care where they live, as long as the catch gets taxed here, and they fish here, and they spend money on gas, oil, gear, groceries and licenses here. Yeah it would be nice to keep all income in Alaska, but that just isn't going to happen, even for all of us here that like to go outside for vacations, second homes, etc.

As for halibut, the new 1 small fish rule in SE AK killed the charter guys. They barely leave the harbors now to fish as the gas expense just doesn't cut it for selling charters to some guy that can only keep a 20 pounder. And I kind of find it tough to side with the commercial guys when they get most of the quota in Alaska when Canada and the lower 48 tries to divided it 50/50 between the charter/locals and the commercial guys. That said, the largest taker and waster of halibut in Alaska is the draggers, no two ways about it. Fix the bycatch, and everyone I think can live with each other. I wish they had to keep every pound of economical fish caught as bycatch, process it all, and then give it to the state to either sell or use in school lunch's and prisons. Make it a huge expense that takes up hold space and I bet the draggers find ways quick on how to not catch bycatch like Kings and Halibut. Way to easy for them to just dump it over and keep fishing. Just my 2 cents.

-TJ
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#3150740 - 05/07/12 03:02 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 52
Loc: AK
Great ideas. Especially the by catch. And people ask about our kings


Edited by Tradbow1 (05/07/12 03:04 PM)

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#3150970 - 05/07/12 07:01 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
3 Fingers Offline
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Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 525
Loc: alaska
Couple things.
1. Management council is set to take final action on trawler bycatch reduction (5%,10%,or15%. Still not enuf IMO ) at the Kodiak meeting early June, and is takeing public comments.
2. I recently learned of a non-profit called Seashare that is working at getting some of the discard/bycatch to food banks.
Personally, I think TJ's idea is the way to go , and many have been advocating for that quite awhile.

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#3151682 - 05/08/12 08:45 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: Family Trapper]
scalloper Offline
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Registered: 10/17/09
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Loc: All over Maine
Originally Posted By: Family Trapper
Scalloper was that fish chalky by chance? My experience has been when you see that gray fringe of freckles around the edges they are usually thin and chalky. Alway on the small males around here. Haven't seen it on the larger fish however.

Its not common but this fish was not chalky at all very nice for a fish this size. The cheeks were 1 lb ea my favorite part
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#3151774 - 05/08/12 11:03 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
fishak10 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Cordova,AK
The draggers are the biggest problem they need 100% observer coverage imo. I commercial fish for halibut and we dont crucify the undersize its pretty easy to shake the undersized fish and when you been fishing for 15 years you can tell an undersize within a 1/2 inch or better.

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#3151914 - 05/08/12 01:56 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
scalloper Offline
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Here we use a circle hook remover. Its quick and slick all of the guys from Nova Scotia use them. Its a small 1/4" round T-bar with a hooked end that you hook into the circle hook with and with a trist the hook is removed, less then 2 sec. I have always woundered why AK allows anybody to use a crucifyer what a waste
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#3151922 - 05/08/12 02:13 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Top Jimmy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4555
Loc: Alaska, USA
They are not allowed to use a crucifier, but it is not uncommon for guys to have a "bait brush" on there that they use to take bait off of hooks that come up empty without stopping the haul.

When we did it, we just used the gaff hook to take out circle hooks. Hook the circle hook with the gaff, push down on the ganion and pull up with the gaff and it turned the circle hook around and a quick jerk popped it out and fish back into the water. Takes like a second.

-TJ
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#3151953 - 05/08/12 02:46 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
I didn't that business for while...being the youngest man on the boat I was the master baiter...and then when the buyer started docking us for dispatching the halibut with the usik, I became the fish petter too. Slimy work.
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#3152242 - 05/08/12 07:12 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 52
Loc: AK
I'm not condoning every long liner....but I know first handedly it continues to happen on an all to regular basis...Both by the men who do it and the fish that did survive. There's always going to be those that do regardless unfortunatly!

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#3152550 - 05/09/12 12:02 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Doogie Offline
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Registered: 12/30/07
Posts: 278
Loc: Montana
I don't know about the big game guides but a nonresident crewmember license is $200 and a resident crewmember license is only $60, a nonresident has to pay over twice as much as a resident to even step on the boat to go fishing. Not to mention the $800 to $1000 plane ticket every time you step on a plane. Neither bother me, its part of the job. Oh the joys of measuring and shaking fish at the rail.

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#3152552 - 05/09/12 12:07 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
fishak10 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Cordova,AK
I was just adding my two cents. Just saying every longliner doesnt use a crucifier and kill all the sublegals. I speak for the boat I work on not all the boats that fish the gulf.

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#3152561 - 05/09/12 12:39 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Hupurest Offline
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Registered: 09/20/10
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Loc: Alaska
What is a crucifier
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#3152574 - 05/09/12 01:28 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
It's a yoke that allows the circle hook to pass through it, but takes everything else off...like bait...or fish.
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#3152823 - 05/09/12 10:45 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
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Registered: 12/25/07
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Back in my days as a deck hand long-lining, we did as TJ did. Hook removal was a snap, and the method I still use sport fishing. It's interesting to hear the comments directed at the commercial fleet. They have a big interest in healthy stocks, and the several different boats I fished with all took care with every fish that came to the rail. Sub-legals were handled with care, and released with as little trauma as possible. All legal fish were dispatched immediately, bled, gutted and iced. Of all the user groups invested in the fishery, they have taken the hardest hit, and while I haven't fished commercially in years, I still respect the stake they have and the tonnage reductions they have suffered, which has been much more than any other group.
Also, the southeast charter fishery regulations are still evolving, with a couple changes taking effect this year. I don't have the specifics in front of me, but while the daily bag for non-residents is still one fish, the minimum size was raised, and there is/will be a trophy size allotment as well, allowing the retention of that "fish-of-a-lifetime".
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#3152856 - 05/09/12 11:19 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Top Jimmy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Alaska, USA
Good to hear that they will at least make it worth while for the charter guys to fish further from the harbor. Hopefully there are still a few that survived last year and bookings for this year. I know plenty of guys that quit or just plain failed.

When I fished in the derby days, we didn't do it, but I knew of several that did as it allowed them to turn and burn more gear in the limited amount of time. Now days, with IFQ's, they have plenty of time to catch their limit and take a bit more time with the fish. I have caught plenty of fish that have been taken off on a crucifier that have the entire bottom lip gone. Not hair lipped, but totally gone. I am amazed at how they survive, but you know that if there are that many that survived, there are plenty of others that didn't. Also know that many guys would use them on trash fish as well. Plenty of dog fish, sculpins, rays, and other fish that never made it over the rail. Was amazing to see many of the fish bloated from coming up and floating around in the ocean. But they didn't go to waste, per se. The eagles and gulls were all eating very well!

-TJ
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#3152912 - 05/09/12 12:12 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
3 Fingers Offline
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Loc: alaska
Crucifiers are legal again since about 1995.
I think part of the problem lies with some of the P. Cod longliners, with autobaiters and running 25-30,000 hooks a day.
Soon nearly all longline boats will be required to have observers. The fleet seems to be embracing the idea as we know it's the only way we're gonna get full coverage on the draggers. Some members of our local fishermans association have volunteered to test prototypes of a camera system similar to what the Canadians use. Slow, but progress is being made. Like AV says, majority of comm. halibut guys are very conscientious.


Edited by 3 Fingers (05/09/12 12:13 PM)

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#3153049 - 05/09/12 03:05 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 224
Loc: Armpit, ak
I had a couple a few years ago come out here for some guided salmon fishing. They had been touring the State prior to coming out here to fish. They said I was the first Alaskan they had met in the tourism industry. Lucky they got in my boat, because the lodge owner wasn't an Alaskan, or the other guides, or the cook or the waitresses, or the dishwasher. Actually I think there is only one fishing lodge out here currently owned by an Alaskan. Apparently, I really am cheap.
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#3153607 - 05/09/12 09:06 PM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1828
Loc: juneau, alaska
Took me around 20 years to become a real Alaskan, (only been here since '83 or so), in hind-sight. And I agree with pretty much all the in-put on this thread from other Alaskans. We have seen an evolution on the harvest and value of a particular species of fish that has gone from nearly nothing, to one of the most profitable and desired fish swimming. Fortunately, it is realized for the great product it is, and if managed correctly, enough for all.
One thing to keep in mind is that of all the user groups involved, the only one not yet asked to make a sacrifice, is the resident sport fisherman (fishing non-charter). Keep busting on the other groups, and it will be next. Inside info., if you will........


Edited by alaska viking (05/10/12 10:42 AM)
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#3153925 - 05/10/12 02:19 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
tree Offline
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Registered: 03/16/08
Posts: 168
Loc: southeast alaska
Go to the IPHC website, read what they have to say, check out the links. Then come back and make an informed statement. There has been no devastating "Crash" in the southeast charter industry. The Cruise ships with their million visitors per year will see to that.

Pretty sick when your cohos are bigger than the bottomfish. Dates on pic are not accurate. Last summer, most everyone I know had the same luck with the flatfish.


Edited by tree (05/10/12 02:20 AM)

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#3153949 - 05/10/12 04:46 AM Re: Halibut Chartters? [Re: onegunsmith]
Tradbow1 Offline
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Cruise ship clients rarely at least in some areas can even go dock to dock on a four hour trip and bottom fish. For us it was a 3/4 day or they didn't go do to restrictions on where we can and can't fish slime rockets. And most of the salmon guys stayed close as well. I absolutely hated taking cruise ship clients with visions of more than a few fish! Ask the cruise ship captains about spotted cohos! Disappointing to say the least!

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