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    Thumbs up homer derby prelim...

    don't know who won or how big, but:

    850 anglers
    225 boats
    76 fish

    we caught 4 rockfish....<grin>
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    Thanks for the update, thats a lot more posts than I thougt there would be. I wonder what the prize money was...... Looks like the weather was pretty nice, how was the wind?

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    850 anglers =.08 fish per person
    225 boats= .033 fish per boat
    76 fish
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    Shouldn't that be .33 fish per boat? 76 looks to be about 1/3 of 225.

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    Default .033 per

    Give him a break Yukon, its hard to count your fingers while you are cutting them off to get fractions.

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    I am no math guy either so when I finally find an error I have to jump on it! The opportunity doesn't come often. LOL

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    Default winning fish

    was #33 1/2, caught over on seldovia side out of an open whaler.
    angler lives in homer, took home about $18k.
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    Thumbs up Fantastic Day of Fishing

    The catching was piddle poor, but the fishing was great. Slight breeze and some chop near the rips, sweet sunshine and 40+ degrees, a good day for tanning. It would have been a good day for cleaning fish, but that never became an option for me.
    I think that I finally got the feel for trolling. I had to. I had 2 guys drop out on Friday and the third guy called at 7 AM on Derby day and white feathered on me.
    So it was the Tucker dog and I alone on the Right Of Way. Which is pretty normal.
    I had my hands full a couple of times. I was running one downrigger with my rod and I had 3 more that weren't doing anything, so I hung a bunch of flashers off of a couple. It went well until I got a little shallow. Try running the boat, reeling your rod and trying to get the other downriggers up before they ran out of cable! I then went to just one extra set of flashers on the electric drigger. Much less exciting.
    I want to say hey to the forum members that added another element to the derby. It was great running into Homerdave and Tobascokirk out on the Bay. Next year we should have a side bet for forum members, which I think Dave would have won, since Kirk never called bragging about any fish. (Catch any Kirk? Anybody else?) I'm thinking something fun, like washing the winners boat, cleaning his fish or buying breakfast at the Duncan House. (Or greatful Doug could put up a pair of Swarov 10x42s!)
    Dave, were the guys that spoke of halibut fishing serious? I would have made plans to stay another day if I had thought the buts were in. As it was, I was done washing the boat and winterizing her in the shop at work by 11:30, home by 11:45 last night. No traffic last night, which was nice.

    All in all, well worth the price of admission (which went from a 4 way split to one way), see you next year!
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    Default For you number crunchers

    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    don't know who won or how big, but:

    850 anglers
    225 boats
    76 fish

    we caught 4 rockfish....<grin>
    ...that comes out to 89.5 manhours per fish. That is one guy fishing for over 11 days at 8 hours a day for each fish boated....
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    got lucky enough to hook a 16.42 pound white king! Only bite or nibble all day long. I swear the other downrigger bait came back up frozen!! Thank goodness for kerosene heater in the boat...

    Wow... 76 fish for over 800 people...
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    I just looked. Last year 837 anglers caught 210 fish.
    Good on you Swissy, you are the leader of the faux forum derby. Sorry Dave ~
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    Sorry - tried to edit my other post so I didn't "post whore" myself...


    16.42# white king (sorry for the bundled up ugly mug!)
    Mmmmmmmm tasty! Grilled up Saturday night served with fresh Homer Brewery Red Knot Scottish Ale

    :-) who cares if I didn't get in the prizes... it was GREAT to get back out on the water.
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    you gotta work on holding the fish infront of you instead of behind you, that thing looks like a 6 pound silver
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    you gotta work on holding the fish infront of you instead of behind you, that thing looks like a 6 pound silver
    Gotta agree with the pro on this one. Nice King and a white one to boot.
    Looks like you had nice weather
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    you gotta work on holding the fish infront of you instead of behind you, that thing looks like a 6 pound silver
    Hell, I could care less what it looks like... as long as tastes right! LOL

    Next time I'll hold it in front and kiss it, just for you...

    (and with the amounts caught, I would have been happy with a 6 pounder! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swissy View Post
    Hell, I could care less what it looks like... as long as tastes right! LOL

    Next time I'll hold it in front and kiss it, just for you...

    (and with the amounts caught, I would have been happy with a 6 pounder! )

    Umm the kissing part I think would be much.. Leave that for Jimmy Houston...
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    this is a 15 pound silver



    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    this is a 15 pound silver



    Nice, but your not kissing it like Swissy would
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    I didn't catch anything my friend. Thanks for tailing me down. Got my butt chewed out from the wife about running home at night after the derby. Got to be on good behavior for awhile. Had loads of fun. I'll be in south Montague for Kings and Halibut if you want to tag along. Middle of May is great down there for fishing. See-ya. Kirk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Gray View Post
    Nice, but your not kissing it like Swissy would
    I can't wait for my next fish caught... :-D
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