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    Default Good luck at the Calcutta!

    Alright then. I'm packed and Rollin! I'll be camped down at whiskey gulch. Red pickup with a blue topper and yellow kayak. If your there swing by and say hi!

    I'm sure I'll bump into some of you at the anchor river inn! Don't bid my kayak up to much! I need to afford to buy it so I can take home all my winnings!

    I'll fish today and Friday for butts and bait. I usually leave my radio on. Just call for rimfire or Bradbury

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    Alright then. I'm packed and Rollin! I'll be camped down at whiskey gulch. Red pickup with a blue topper and yellow kayak. If your there swing by and say hi!

    I'm sure I'll bump into some of you at the anchor river inn! Don't bid my kayak up to much! I need to afford to buy it so I can take home all my winnings!

    I'll fish today and Friday for butts and bait. I usually leave my radio on. Just call for rimfire or Bradbury
    Good luck to you, too. See you on the water!
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    Does this tournament usually yeild larger fish then the "winter" king derby?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISHFACE View Post
    Does this tournament usually yeild larger fish then the "winter" king derby?
    Most definitely. A large part of the fish caught will be spawning kings heading for their spawning streams further north. So 30 to 40 pounders are not unusual and occasionally someone will get really lucky and pull one in even bigger than that. As stated in another thread one year a number of years ago someone won the derby with a 63 pounder.
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    A 63 lber in the salt would be a blast. Do the "restricted" ( like in front of the Anchor) zones come into play durring this tournament?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISHFACE View Post
    A 63 lber in the salt would be a blast. Do the "restricted" ( like in front of the Anchor) zones come into play durring this tournament?
    I'm not quite sure what you're asking. Yes, the restricted zones are restricted during the tournament if that's what you're asking. The one way they do seem to come into play is often times you'll see a LOT of boats that just circle around right near the boundary. I guess they think they'll catch some of the fish that are holding in the zone, but I'm not sure about that. I've caught plenty of kings from one end of the restricted zone up to the other.
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    Is it as popular as the winter king derby as far as number of fisherman?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FISHFACE View Post
    Is it as popular as the winter king derby as far as number of fisherman?
    No not even close. The winter king tournament will often times get as many as 700 people or more fishing in it and the Calcutta...?....maybe 100 or so...? But I'm not sure on an exact number there. But not even close to the winter king tourny.
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    Muttley,
    What forecast do you use, the PK140 Cook Inlet north of Kamishak Bay and English Bay ?
    It looks decent for the weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKMarmot View Post
    Muttley,
    What forecast do you use, the PK140 Cook Inlet north of Kamishak Bay and English Bay ?
    It looks decent for the weekend.
    As you may know if you've seen other posts of mine regarding the marine forecast I don't put a whole lot of stock in it. I'll take a quick glance at it just to kind of see what the prevailing thought is as to what the water might be like, but as I've said before I'd say it's right on about 25 percent of the time. For Anchor Pt. I'll glance at the Kachemak Bay forecast and figure it'll be about the same around the corner.

    If you want a really good up to date idea of what's going on around Anchor go to the NOAA Anchor Pt. buoy wave height report: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=46108 I'll do that early Sat. morning and see what the wave height and wind speed/direction is doing and try to extrapolate what's going to happen from that.

    And I'd have to agree generally with what the marine forecast is saying for Sat. The NOAA weather forecast for the western Kenai peninsula says, "Variable wind 10 mph except northeast 10 to 20 mph around Kachemak Bay," which sounds like it'll probably be smaller than the 3 ft. seas the marine forecast says it might be. If there's a NE wind blowing over the bluffs up that way there shouldn't be a whole lot of wind wave to deal with.

    How's that for a quick, concise answer?
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    Questions about derby, do u have to sign up at anchor river inn by 6 pm 2morrow ? do u have to launch at anchor pt or can u launch in Homer than I guess drive your fish to weigh in, what time does derby end/weigh in close? thanks thinking of heading that way

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAL HUMPER View Post
    Questions about derby, do u have to sign up at anchor river inn by 6 pm 2morrow ? do u have to launch at anchor pt or can u launch in Homer than I guess drive your fish to weigh in, what time does derby end/weigh in close? thanks thinking of heading that way
    In case you don't hear from someone that knows this year's official rules. I don't have this year's rules in front of me and I'm just going on what I know from participating in years past. Yeah, 6pm is the official time that you have to sign in by. No you don't have to launch at Anchor Pt., but the weigh-in is at the Anchor River Inn (at least in previous years it has been). I'm not sure when the final weigh-in time is but for some reason 7pm sticks in my head, but I'd check on that to be sure. Hope you can make it. It's a lot of fun!
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    In case anyone is watching this thread but not actually participating in the tournament, today (Sat.) was "blown off" and we're hoping we can fish tomorrow instead. I just checked the wave height off of Anchor and as of the last report about an hour ago (10am) the average wave height was 4.6 ft. Hopefully tomorrow!
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    We launched at 6am thinking water was decent. It got UGLY about 8am.

    One yak manages a 15 pound halibut. I lost a 10 pound halibut messing with a net.

    I did manage a nice 12 to 15 poundish feeder off my kayak as it was getting ugly. Gotta love the self bailing and stability of these hobie outbacks.




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    Yeah, I was watching the wave height buoy all day. At 1:53 pm it was reporting "very steep 5.6 ft" waves. Sounds like good surfing! Glad to see you were able at least to get a king today.
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    I had a king on today. Rig came apart at the swivel. He straightened the clip. Other than that looked slow for everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    I had a king on today. Rig came apart at the swivel. He straightened the clip. Other than that looked slow for everyone
    I trolled the south Anchor marker all day without so much as a strike. Quite a few boats around but I only saw 3 kings boated all day. Not quite sure why they postponed it. The water was pretty decent all day long.
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    Muttley what site do you use to check the wave height off Anchor Point? Thanks Dan
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    http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/maps/Alaska_inset.shtml Pick the buoy by Anchor Point.
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    Got it, thanks
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