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Strongest chinnok run in a while 03 Aug 2013 21:27 #1

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Strongest chinnok run in a while 04 Aug 2013 07:46 #2

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But yet MA-9 closes 4 August for Kings.

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Strongest chinnok run in a while 04 Aug 2013 13:34 #3

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The silvers and humpies will be here in the next week or two though. :)

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I limited out on silvers quickly up here and did catch/release for most of my fishing days. Will be looking at the kings when we come out of the Broughtons around 12 Aug... Yesterday a 30+ and 44# were caught just outside the harbor here at Port McNeill... They were slow here after the first run came through 4 weeks ago...

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Strongest chinnok run in a while 04 Aug 2013 17:18 #5

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I was down at Ballard Locks on Thursday with my sister and nephews. There were ALOT of fish going through there. Big ones, some of them looking like they were 3 feet long. I had to drag my nephews out of there.

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Strongest chinnok run in a while 05 Aug 2013 04:45 #6

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green650;800781 wrote: I was down at Ballard Locks on Thursday with my sister and nephews. There were ALOT of fish going through there. Big ones, some of them looking like they were 3 feet long. I had to drag my nephews out of there.


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Strongest chinnok run in a while 05 Aug 2013 04:54 #7

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The silvers are already here - we picked up 2 this morning while out Chinook fishing. Both hit 150' down - no crap, 185' on my downriggers going Chinook slow.

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Funny story:

I talked to a guy on the docks @ dagmars yesterday - I was cleaning my fish at the time.

He comes up and is quite proud that he caught 2 coho and one chinnok, about 15 lbs. Clearly he needed to brag a bit more and was the chatty type anyway.

He says "we were up at baby island when we caught the king in 90' of water".
I said "Baby Island?? Uh - where is that?" - I know where baby island is, it is in area 8-1, but maybe there is a different place that I did not know about.

He described the location, and it was indeed in area 8-1.
I told him that it is illegal to keep summer kings in 8-1 or in 8-2, I dont think he knew about the marine areas, so I suspect he didnt even fill out the catch card either.
He got quite worried at that point, especially when I told him to be careful who he tells that story to. :)

Of course, one of the guys on the boat started with the "I told you so" stuff, and he kept saying it to absolve himself of responsibility.
So it is very true: there are people out there who dont bother with the regs at all.

The WDFW micromanagement of the fishery is a joke, rules are only for those who:
1. actually care to read them.
2. actually follow them if they read them
3. Look at the WDFW website for rule changes every time they go fishing.


I am one of those guys that does not follow the "return your catch card rule", but I actually do follow the rest. I sometimes wonder if I am doing too much as it is.

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PugetMike;801043 wrote: Funny story:

I talked to a guy on the docks @ dagmars yesterday - I was cleaning my fish at the time.

He comes up and is quite proud that he caught 2 coho and one chinnok, about 15 lbs. Clearly he needed to brag a bit more and was the chatty type anyway.

He says "we were up at baby island when we caught the king in 90' of water".
I said "Baby Island?? Uh - where is that?" - I know where baby island is, it is in area 8-1, but maybe there is a different place that I did not know about.

He described the location, and it was indeed in area 8-1.
I told him that it is illegal to keep summer kings in 8-1 or in 8-2, I dont think he knew about the marine areas, so I suspect he didnt even fill out the catch card either.
He got quite worried at that point, especially when I told him to be careful who he tells that story to. :)

Of course, one of the guys on the boat started with the "I told you so" stuff, and he kept saying it to absolve himself of responsibility.
So it is very true: there are people out there who dont bother with the regs at all.

The WDFW micromanagement of the fishery is a joke, rules are only for those who:
1. actually care to read them.
2. actually follow them if they read them
3. Look at the WDFW website for rule changes every time they go fishing.


I am one of those guys that does not follow the "return your catch card rule", but I actually do follow the rest. I sometimes wonder if I am doing too much as it is.


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Strongest chinnok run in a while 06 Aug 2013 01:44 #10

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Drifter;801069 wrote: It doesn't matter what someone else does only what we do. You had better like the person it the mirror looking back at you. I guess I am a bit old school living in a modern world. Your word was your bond and how you lived set your character. You can't buy it you can only earn it. Like they say "Be the best you can be"............Mike


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Strongest chinnok run in a while 06 Aug 2013 04:22 #11

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its just a matter of time before we have some of the same Stupid rules you guys have in the lower 48. our King run this year was really bad, We all hope the silver run makes up for the poor king run. On the other hand got a 50 and 32 lb ling, 12 lb Yellow eye and 2 Tiger Rockfish plus several 30/40 butts. The Best day on the Gulf ever. would love to post pic but the files are to big

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Strongest chinnok run in a while 06 Aug 2013 11:00 #12

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PugetMike;801145 wrote: I cant get enough of myself, ask anybody who knows me. :)


I'm one of those guys who tries to follow the rules. Every time I test the waters with non compliance of whatever ridiculous rule there is, I'm boarded or pulled over.

I fished with a guy who wanted to keep an undersized king and had wrapped it up in a bag and wanted to know where to hide it? It was simple since he had only brought a backpack. He thought I was joking and wanted to know where on the boat could he hide it. We don't fish together anymore.:arr

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Speaking of rules, I can't find my license or crab card! What happens if I get stopped without it?

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Strongest chinnok run in a while 06 Aug 2013 23:21 #14

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green650;801277 wrote: Speaking of rules, I can't find my license or crab card! What happens if I get stopped without it?


Johnny Law with have his way with you, you nasty old poacher.

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Strongest chinnok run in a while 11 Aug 2013 04:57 #15

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Nice seeing you earlier today! Since you wanted to know how we did today.

3 kings from area 10, just south of Kingston.

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Nice job Mike and you did them right... bleed them, gutted and placed on ice...

However, my coho I caught up here were bigger then those springs you got there... ; linesnap

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Yeah, not too big - all about 28" or so. But I have 3 kings in the cooler and 2 very happy brothers, so I am good.
We could have done better if the damn WDFW did not close the season. I had to run all the way down to area 10 just to limit out on these 3.

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Nice fish indeed Mike. We fished Shipwreck this morning. Got one decent strike mid-channel, but he took one jump and waved at me and was gone. Looked like a frisky little silver. Saw a few nets landing pinks, but it's still slow out there. Picked up a couple limits of crab on the way in, but not the same as some nice salmon. :)

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Yeah - with kings closed in 9 there is just not much reason to go out. My salmon season would normally be over for a few weeks, but family is here and they want me to take them catching.

We caught a few silvers last week, but the summer run really wont start for a while yet.
I dont fish for pinks, if I cant freeze them I dont bother.

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PugetMike;802496 wrote: I dont fish for pinks, if I cant freeze them I dont bother.


OK I'll bite, why can't you freeze them?

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I like to smoke them and then freeze them. Do a good job vacuum packing the smoked product and you'll have smoked salmon year round. Really good as a salad topping, salmon chowder or dip. Plus the heads and bellies make great crab bait to toss in the bottom of the freezer for next year. :)

Saw a few caught yesterday, but nothing in big numbers.

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Fish-a-Palooza;802542 wrote: OK I'll bite, why can't you freeze them?


According to legend, if you freeze raw pink fillets, they turn to mush when you go to thaw them.

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Pinks have a more delicate flesh with less oil than others like Coho and Kings. That's why I always smoke them. The bringing and smoking toughens them up well enough to survive a freeze.

For flash freezing I have two 12" x 12" x .5" aluminum plates that I use to freeze salmon and crab with that will freeze a decent sized fillet nearly instantly. I set the fillet (or crab) onto a sheet of parchment paper, onto the plate and then pour eutectic solution over it. By the time the solution covers the flesh it's frozen. I should make a video of it. It works well to flash freeze stuff and might make raw pinks more freezable.

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Last Pink run was the first time I ever even grilled one, usually I just smoke, vacuum-pac and freeze. I thought they were OK on the grill but certainly not top of the heap for flavor. I had never heard; or at least don’t remember about the freeze mush thing. What I have always heard is, it’s super important to bleed, clean and ice immediately, which is what I always do.
Pinks really haven’t shown up in any numbers just yet so it looks like I’ll leave the boat on its perch for another week.:arr

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SomeSailor;802593 wrote: Pinks have a more delicate flesh with less oil than others like Coho and Kings. That's why I always smoke them. The bringing and smoking toughens them up well enough to survive a freeze.

For flash freezing I have two 12" x 12" x .5" aluminum plates that I use to freeze salmon and crab with that will freeze a decent sized fillet nearly instantly. I set the fillet (or crab) onto a sheet of parchment paper, onto the plate and then pour eutectic solution over it. By the time the solution covers the flesh it's frozen. I should make a video of it. It works well to flash freeze stuff and might make raw pinks more freezable.


What is your medium for the solution? Salt based such as calcium or sodium chloride or glycol?

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