Those kind of look like the things we were catching out of mirror lake last winter...are those the strange fish that can live out of water in muddy areas? Not sure its legal to set a net for them anywhere.
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We use traps for them out west.
yes out west is different than SOUTH Central the rules are enforced different here , sorry to say , the same goes for hunting , if you look around , there are a few lakes with the BLACK FISH , but you have to use 2 lines , an it is slow fishing for them , after saying that the ones you got in the
net are a lot bigger that I have ever caught or seen caught , a call to fish an game will fill you in on all the info you will need ,
SID PS what do you use for BAIT in the net ????
Fishing them with lines? thats funny..lol (never heard of it.)
My trap is perfectly legal here and I don't know any other way.
I think I would working on a proposal to get that silly law changed if I lived there,I cant see them ever being overfished.
PS. I don't use bait.
in that case of no bait we don't have a large population of BLACK fish in South Central, don't know about the Big SUE ?
there are a few but not like what you have , there has to be a lot out there by your fishing grounds , SID
PS the by pass catch would stop it fast , as most of the fish here are not much bigger than your fish in trap [ some are ]
You're not allowed to use nets or traps for blackfish in southcentral because of the incidental catch of juvenile salmon smolt. Call fish and game for any specific questions. 267-2218
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Black fish inhabit swamps and lakes we don't catch any incidental salmon at all but do catch small Pike in some places we usually set in shallow swamps and landlocked lakes.
Beer Can Lake
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This lil fish is the yummiest with seal oil! I was craving some so I thought what the heck someone might know how to catch these around here. The picture shared is from Bethel area. We also use set net traps as the man shared. Good food and tastes like a mix of burbot and lobster (in seal oil of course) merry Christmas everyone
I didn't find anything in the southcentral regs about blackfish and trapping them, probably worth a call. I was just thinking, to get a bunch you could try opening a hole later in winter and keeping it open. Sometimes they come to air sources and mass up.
On a side note, I've already caught plenty of blackfish in Beer Can Lake this winter. Early morning and sunset has been the most productive time for them.
Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly
Anyone know if it's legal to use them whole as bait for burbot or pike? I tried looking on the F&G website but can't find anything.
The current fishing report on the F&G website says:
“Burbot typically spawn between February and March. An individual female can produce over 1 million eggs. Target burbot in back-eddies or along cutbanks using whitefish, lamprey, blackfish or herring.” Want to learn more about burbot? Click here: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=burbot.main
Use of sport-caught fish as bait: (1) Unless provided for in this section, fish taken under sport fishing regulations may not be used as bait (except as permitted in Prince William Sound, where it is legal to use pink and chum salmon as bait). (2) Whitefish, herring, and other species for which no seasonal or harvest limits are specified in 5 AAC 47–5 AAC 75, as well as the head, tail, fins, and viscera of legally taken sport fish, may be used for bait or other purposes. (3) Herring and other species of fish for which no seasonal or harvest limits are specified in 5 AAC 47–5 AAC 75 may be used as live bait, except that live fish may not be used as bait for sport fishing in fresh water. (4) Live bait may be possessed, transported, or released only in the salt waters of the regulatory area in which it was taken.
Your bait stinks and your boat is ugly