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    I was wanting to take a few buddies with me down to Seward in late May, early June this summer for some snagging for Reds but I dont know for sure where to go in Seward. Me and my dad have gone once before to flats of the Ressurection River before (where it meets the bay) and snagged out there but to no luck. However we went late in the season but i think we were at the right location since there was about 15-20 other people. So if anyone can specify where youre supposed to go Id appreciate it very much because people have mentioned McDs, end of Nash road, 4th of July creek, etc and so im not sure which is correct

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    Nash Road is where we go. Had decent luck last year and snagged limit each trip. PM me for more details if you'd like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nsomm54 View Post
    Nash Road is where we go. Had decent luck last year and snagged limit each trip. PM me for more details if you'd like.
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    Couldn't PM you, do you mind passing the details for snagging in Seward as I am interested in that this summer as well. Thanks

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    it wouldnt let me pm you, but when in the year did you go and what tide was best?

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    they are just starting to come in. Weighted treble hook and some safety glasses are all you need.

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    Allison and go_cubbies, try the pm now. Should work.

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    Are they starting to show up? I'll be trying to go this next weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllisonPtRocks View Post
    Are they starting to show up? I'll be trying to go this next weekend
    Good luck if you go. I check daily for new reports from multiple sources and its not looking good. Best bet is to watch the commerical boat fish counts and once those numbers report then make your trip. Right now ADFG shows on their report that the run hasnt started yet. If you pm me, we can talk more. If it were me, I wouldnt plan on this weekend, I would in the mean time keep monitoring reports and numbers until its time. If the run starts between now and Saturday and you are watching reports, then you will know it started and its time to go. Look at last years run numbers by day that will give a a better picture. Last year this coming weekend were the first good numbers, but as you should know, this spring is late and so is fishing. So with that, you cant really base off of last year. Pm me if you want to talk more.

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    It won't let me on you

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    nsomm, where do you find the reports from ADFG? i was also thinking about trying this fishery out this year. a friend of mine went down there last year and said it was a blast.

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    Saw a bunch of salmon, I am assuming reds jumping in the coves from thumb cove to fox island area.

    It wasn't crazy but if you stared out along the edges of just about any cove you'd se one or two jump within a few minutes.



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    I fished the rising tide until High tide yesterday morning (6/1) 4-9:30am. It was dead, no rollers or jumpers anywhere. A friends went and fished friday and got two reds. I did see one caught on my fishing time. (only four of us were fishing that early.) And it seems a new channel is the best fishing. (from what the folks that fished friday told me). New one is furthest right as you walk out.

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    Went down Saturday and sunday, i caught one lost another, and my buddy caught 2 and lost two others. About 10 hookups between everyone fishing in about a 25 minutes stretch at low tide once the tide flipped and began to come in

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    Going down tomorrow - Monday. Have a charter Saturday and nothing planned for Friday/Sunday . What size treble hooks are you guys using for snagging in the salt? I have some#2 should those be big enough I have never do e the snagging deal so have no idea on equipment to use.

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    I used weighted 4/0 treble hooks. I've tried various ways to make a regular treble into a snagging one.............but I'd just go buy some if I did't have them. (I picked up a big packet at Freddies). I think maybe bigger is better........but the trade off is in how long you'll fish. I like the smaller weighted trebles as I can fish longer with less fatigue on my arms. Snagging for hours is tough. Then there are the two techniques. One (most common) is to cast and snag as you retrieve. The other is a modified Kenai twitch, with no casting. (it seems to produce more fish btw, but it's a pain to do for long).

    edit, you can buy them at the Seward safeway, or the Hardware store by the docks. The freddies I bought mine at is the one on muldoon/debarr here in anchorage.

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    this may be a stupid question but what is the difference between a regular treble hook and a "snagging" hook never seen or heard of them

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    image.jpgA snag hook is a treble hook with a chunk of lead on the shank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bsj425 View Post
    Going down tomorrow - Monday. Have a charter Saturday and nothing planned for Friday/Sunday . What size treble hooks are you guys using for snagging in the salt? I have some#2 should those be big enough I have never do e the snagging deal so have no idea on equipment to use.
    Snagging reds is juuuussssstt about the most fun you can have (vertically )....don't try it without the weighted hooks, though, or it will be a frustrating experience!
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    Will be going down tomorrow and halibut fishing Friday. I'll check out the snaggery tomorrow evening visually, but I don't plan on fishing for them this trip. I am curious, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coho slayer View Post
    Will be going down tomorrow and halibut fishing Friday. I'll check out the snaggery tomorrow evening visually, but I don't plan on fishing for them this trip. I am curious, though.
    Any updates? In Anchorage now should be in Seward by noon hoping to do some fishi errr snaggin tonight!

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