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    Default Good weekend out in cook inlet!

    Brought the kayak out for the last trip for the summer. Glad I did. Weather was perfect, currents and tide changes were minimal, and the halibut were being cooperative. I ended up with a nice 20-25 pounder, a 15-18 pounder and a pair of 10's.

    There was quite a few salmon jumping Saturday but I was unable to troll one up.

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    Default Good weekend out in cook inlet!

    And a couple more. I went down solo but thought Id make a deluxe camp!ImageUploadedByTapatalk1344922114.255585.jpgImageUploadedByTapatalk1344922131.118620.jpg

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    Nice fish! Great to see ya out there. I posted my vid in th saltwater section under the cook inlet small boat thread.

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    Good video! Did you lose that one you swiped your gaf at? It looked like a decent one. I had the gopro with me but never turned it on till after the halibut stopped biting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    Good video! Did you lose that one you swiped your gaf at? It looked like a decent one. I had the gopro with me but never turned it on till after the halibut stopped biting.
    Haha. No. But I did take about 4 more swipes at it so I was a little embarrassed. Definitely need to get that technique down. I could have netted all mine but wanted to try it. I am thinking lip grippers for that size butt and the harpoon for anything over 40 or so.

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    congrats on the fish. Looks like it would be a good fight on a kayak. Thanks for sharing.

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    Good job Matt. Wish I could join u. Whiskey g. ??
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    Yep whiskey gulch. That's been the best spot for me so far. Seems you can put herring anywhere and tie into halibut. And just like Kardnal, I didn't tie into any junk fish. Only halibut. Wierd. Also all the halibut were stuffed with little crabs.

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    Hey, where did you guys get those fishing Kayaks? They look like fun. Thanx

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    Default Good weekend out in cook inlet!

    Quote Originally Posted by tomfishhunter View Post
    Hey, where did you guys get those fishing Kayaks? They look like fun. Thanx
    I got mine from the kayak shed in Oregon. There is no dealer in alaska. The kayaks are hobie outbacks

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    Thanx, i might drive out this winter and look for one while I am down there

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    That has to be an absolute blast in a yak. Thanks for sharing. great pics.

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    Default Good weekend out in cook inlet!

    I'm telling ya a 20 pounder takes you for a ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rimfirematt View Post
    I'm telling ya a 20 pounder takes you for a ride!
    No doubt! One of the best parts of kayak fishing is the sleigh ride! Even on smaller fish like silvers, the action is typically close to the yak since the fish comes to you or the kayak goes to the fish. Had fish jumping into the kayak last year! As little fishing as I have done this year, the good news is that there should be some great fishing all the way through end of October if not longer. I need to get fishing if I am going to try and have a highlight video anything even remotely close to last year's efforts! Seward and Valdez cohos in August/September. Kenai River bows in September and October along with winter kings in Homer! Lots of opportunities left.

    youtube page for last years highlights....
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