A recent episode of Larry Csonka's outdoor show "North to Alaska" featured a commercial gillnet operation around Fire Island near Anchorage. As I recall, the crew hauled in more than 40 kings during a 12-hour span.
While watching the program, a couple of items peaked my interest:
* Bleeding fish - rather than pulling or slashing the gills, the preferred technique was to the slit the throat. It appeared to be quite effective and may be a proven method worth adopting. Anyone like this way better?
* Recreational fishing around Fire Island - fish were netted within a few feet of the shoreline. For anglers with a boat, I'm inclined to think that they could find success by either trolling in that area or simply casting from the bank. Is the island considered public land and are the waters that surround it open to sportfishing?