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    Default What's the most annoying species of saltwater fish

    Just curious what your most despised fish is. I.e. you're minding your business and no matter what you try, that one annoying fish keeps biting no matter how many times you throw it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    Just curious what your most despised fish is. I.e. you're minding your business and no matter what you try, that one annoying fish keeps biting no matter how many times you throw it back.
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    Cod when halibut fishing. One sore covered ugly cod after another

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    I will have to say a Dogfish! That was a great way to word it, you are good!
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    Just curious what your most despised fish is. I.e. you're minding your business and no matter what you try, that one annoying fish keeps biting no matter how many times you throw it back.

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    I would have to say the skate. always thinking they are big halibut, and getting everything ready on board just to be let down. atleast they have a good fight.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MGH55 View Post
    I will have to say a Dogfish! That was a great way to word it,you are good!
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    Quillback Rockfish...they are everywhere.


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    When I'm halibut fishing up there, the most annoying fish is arrowtooth flounder ...

    In southern California, its lizardfish ...

    In Texas waters, it would have to be hardhead catfish ...

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    Those ****ing 10-15 lb. Yelloweye Rockfish.......... I am trying to catch a eater Halibut and they keep chasing me off the spot.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mojomizer View Post
    Those ****ing 10-15 lb. Yelloweye Rockfish.......... I am trying to catch a eater Halibut and they keep chasing me off the spot.



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    Last year the Yellow Eyes were ridiculous...was it just me???


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    Spiny dogfish in Most circumstances, but a foul hooked skate in a ripping tide is pretty freaking annoying
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    Dogfish, Pollock, or Arrowtooth Flounder. Just depends upon time of year and area you're fishing.

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    Arrowtooth, followed closely by spiny dogfish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoose35 View Post
    Spiny dogfish in Most circumstances, but a foul hooked skate in a ripping tide is pretty freaking annoying
    I agree 100%, Dog fish then Skate. I hooked the biggest Skate I've seen in the wing while fishing in Cook Inlet. It had the captain/crew and me fooled for 45 min with what appeared to be a head shake.
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    Absolutely, positively the Homer dogfish.
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    Definitely have to agree with spiny dogfish as the almost, most annoying fish, but only when you happen to be into them...but, overall I'd place them at #2. Skates, though...gotta be at #1 because of the workout they give you, especially if you're fishing in any current...and, in particular, how they F with your mind: if you're in scratchy fishing and you get one on, you're constantly hoping, hoping, hoping that it's a hali, but your brain is telling you that you know better cause you aren't getting those head shakes that come with the real deal.
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    My vote is spiny dogfish for sure. Good news was they weren't quite as much of a problem for me in 2012 as they were in 2011 and 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojomizer View Post
    Those ****ing 10-15 lb. Yelloweye Rockfish.......... I am trying to catch a eater Halibut and they keep chasing me off the spot.



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    I am curious. That fish box looks like a dead ringer for the fish box on the Dan Orion out of Valdez. I have been on that boat so many days I think I even recognize the welds. Am I right or should I lay off the beer for the rest of the night?

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    After only one season so far up here I have to say the Arrowtooth but those Yellow eye were everywhere and got annoying after catching your limit.
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    In Cook Inlet I would say the spiny dogfish, Skate and cod are all tied up for first place. In PWS I don't know, have not caught much fishing out there yet and have not tired very hard either...
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