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    Pulled this guy up out of Seldovia. He was well over 5 feet long and estimated weight of 50 pounds or so. Biggest one I've seen yet. He's in the freezer
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    Nice job!
    You got enough there to eat and use for bait.
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    Wow !!!!!!!!
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    fried kalamarie anyone? yummmmm

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    Calamari is fried squid.

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    Heard they are hard to kill? How did you win your battle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sobie2 View Post
    Heard they are hard to kill? How did you win your battle?

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    As soon as we gaffed him, he tried to suck on to the side of the boat. I lost one in PWS that way last year ~ he just slowly crawled under the boat and we were helpless with just the gaff in him. The power of them is incredible, and it was only half the size of this guy. Anyway, we gaffed this one and tried to keep him away from the boat and lift him up. He was too heavy to lift at an angle. He got a couple tenticles on the boat and tried to crawl down. My buddies boat is quite a ways off the water and I grabed the filet knive and I crawled under the railing, reached over the edge and stuck him a few times, we were then able to get him aboard, he had quite a bit of life to him still and it was quite a wrestling match to get him in the cooler. Amazing critters for sure.
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    I caught one a little over 7 feet out of Valdez. What a battle and it didn't end till he was secured in the cooler with a strap around it to keep it closed. It was like a never ending wrestling match.

    A buddie of mine wanted it and he pickled it. It was actually very good and I don't care for things that are pickled normally.

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    did it shoot ink all over?

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    That is a big one for sure. We never caught any of that size in our shrimp trawl back in the days I was working on that boat, I think they are too smart and too fast to get caught up in it, we did get some huge squid though, 1 was a 7'er. Either species is tasty stuff.

    Those octopi are tenacious critters !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Pulled this guy up out of Seldovia. He was well over 5 feet long and estimated weight of 50 pounds or so. Biggest one I've seen yet. He's in the freezer
    We got one down at Point Adam in June this year. Around the same size, but I don't think it's as big as this one.
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    Nice, should like some good eating!

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    Nice big one! Good halibut bait.

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    I got one that size also in my crab trap off 60' rock on 16 July along with about 50 crab in the pot. I bet those crab were scared ****less. Note to self, never try to gut one again on the deck of the boat. Makes quite the mess!

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