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    yesterday I trolled up 2 cod, had one king about 15-20lber, I thought it was another cod, then when he got close to the boat I saw it was a king an as he ran it came off. Today this one bit at 35 ft and hit like the cod it just tugged and tugged, this time I let it pull free from the release on its own, verses me cranking up the rigger then it coming free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    yesterday I trolled up 2 cod, had one king about 15-20lber, I thought it was another cod, then when he got close to the boat I saw it was a king an as he ran it came off. Today this one bit at 35 ft and hit like the cod it just tugged and tugged, this time I let it pull free from the release on its own, verses me cranking up the rigger then it coming free.
    That's a beauty! And funny you mentioned the tugging. All 3 of the kings I've caught in the last week took about 10 to 15 seconds to pull the line out of the clip. The one I caught last week I actually had to pull the line out of the clip myself. I think they're getting lazy.
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    I love the bloody pictures.. Good job.

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    Nice fish man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 270ti View Post
    I love the bloody pictures.. Good job.
    I use a Aftco gaff when fishing for myself, some guests don't mind but most want the net. The net slows e erything Down.
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    Nice fish. I like smoking the whites.

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    Same thing with this 17-lb. my Ruth caught on Weds. I had to pop it loose, she set the hook, then it was off to the races!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffhanger View Post
    Same thing with this 17-lb. my Ruth caught on Weds. I had to pop it loose, she set the hook, then it was off to the races!

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    All right Ruth!!! Nice one!

    I don't know if it's just a weird coincidence or what, but why so many fish with such a lethargic strike and all in the same size range? And then they take off like a freight train once you set the hook on them. The first one I caught I really thought it was either a cod or a rock fish tugging on my line, but as soon as I popped the line free it just headed for Augustine like it was late for a date.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    I use a Aftco gaff when fishing for myself, some guests don't mind but most want the net. The net slows e erything Down.
    same here, except I use a wood handled gaff so I can give them a good tap on the head before I toss em aboard. Most everything gets gaffed when I'm sport fishing out of my skiff. I've been known to gaff a lot of kings on charters too if I don't want to draw any attention from nearby charter boats. Wave a net and be prepared for things to get crowded.

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    nice fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    yesterday I trolled up 2 cod, had one king about 15-20lber, I thought it was another cod, then when he got close to the boat I saw it was a king an as he ran it came off. Today this one bit at 35 ft and hit like the cod it just tugged and tugged, this time I let it pull free from the release on its own, verses me cranking up the rigger then it coming free.
    Boy, I sure love your post/pics of your feeders down in Kodiak. What fatties! Those fish are like footballs. What girth! thanks for your post/pics....
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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