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    Default Book Now! Mackeral fishing in SE AK ;-)

    Caught a bit ago out of Ketchikan, kind of cool or scary but either way a pretty neat catch.

    And just cause i'm adding photos, here is a neat photo of one of my boats trolling kings in the cove in the early AM.
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    What's next? Albacore? Bluefin?
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    Apparently good old Mitt Romney visited the cove as well. His buddy had some bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
    Apparently good old Mitt Romney visited the cove as well. His buddy had some bucks.
    Where does one put downriggers on a tub like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Strahan View Post
    What's next? Albacore? Bluefin?
    Tuna get caught of Sitka every once in a while.

    and then there are the green sea turtles . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
    Caught a bit ago out of Ketchikan, kind of cool or scary but either way a pretty neat catch.

    And just cause i'm adding photos, here is a neat photo of one of my boats trolling kings in the cove in the early AM.
    Nice Mike, did you taste it?

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    Looks like a chub mackerel. Fortunately, these have already been documented in PWS, southwestern Alaska, Kodiak, Ketchikan, Yakutat, and apparently generally in the Gulf of Alaska. Cool catch indeed!
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    Dean, it was caught at clover pass I wasn't a part of it. Local gal is the creel lady over there for the summer so she had the photo. I don't like mackerel for wating but it makes great bait!
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    Thanks Mike, was just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
    Apparently good old Mitt Romney visited the cove as well. His buddy had some bucks.
    That's crazy...!!!
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    Caught a couple of those (total of maybe a half dozen) on two separate occasions while seining in SE Alaska. I remember that one of the occasions we were down in lower Chatham but whatever. My point is that the first time I cooked it up on the boat......no good. Second time brought it into town between openers and the mom in the wonderful family that put me up while I was down there recommended cutting off the brown fat layer that lays along the lateral line. We grilled it along with Halibut and King and called it the "mystery fish" when describing it to our dinner guests. Ummmm.......it was good, really good. It was a hit with everyone at dinner so it wasn't just me. If you get one, cut the brown fat off and you are good to go IMHO!

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