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    Default Blackfish Trapping

    Here is how we fish blackfish out in western Alaska turn up the sound


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    nicely done
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    Nice job that is a good haul of fish.
    just curious I didn't see any bait in the trap.
    So is this just set in a travel way for the fish or did I just not see the bait?
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    Welcome to the new age!

    Cool Video!

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    Yep, that's the way we used to fish for them. I loved to catch them, but I never learned to like eating them. We have kept quite a few as pets.

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    Thanks guys glad you like it.. and yes no bait we set in small creeks between two swampy lakes and they run kind of like salmon between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    .....I loved to catch them, but I never learned to like eating them......
    What can you compare them to? I've never even heard of them......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    What can you compare them to? I've never even heard of them......
    I've only tasted them boiled together en masse. Kinda mushy, not too strong, usually overpowered with the seal oil... ;-/

    I can't really compare them, but then it's been 20-some years...

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    They taste just like burbot in fact they are kind of a miniature burbot..real sweet meat they are boiled alive whole we don't eat dead ones. they are a delicacy out here I give alot away to the native elders and they are very thankful for them.

    They are a hardy fish they can be frozen for a short time and thawed and they come back to life they can breath air and live in a plastic bag in the refrigerator with no water for two weeks pretty cool fish

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    Quote Originally Posted by yukonjeff View Post
    They are a hardy fish they can be frozen for a short time and thawed and they come back to life they can breath air and live in a plastic bag in the refrigerator with no water for two weeks pretty cool fish
    That's pretty crazy! Kinda reminds me when I saw this documentary on how (some) frogs are able to freeze pretty much solid and not die but thaw and have no tissue damage. They are really trying to find out how they can do this....

    So tell me, seeing that you cook them whole, does that mean you eat the whole thing....guts and all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    That's pretty crazy! Kinda reminds me when I saw this documentary on how (some) frogs are able to freeze pretty much solid and not die but thaw and have no tissue damage. They are really trying to find out how they can do this....

    So tell me, seeing that you cook them whole, does that mean you eat the whole thing....guts and all?
    We have a few lakes locally that have them. We have found them in Island Lake for instance... if you want to sample. Eskimos plant them here and there when they get hungry for them. Anchorage lakes are getting a lot.

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    We have those frogs out here too they can freeze solid.

    And I eat around the guts but do eat the eggs inside if they have them a lot of folks just suck everything off the bones and pull out the skeleton with the head attached, some are eaten dried or frozen with seal oil.

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    I had a customer from Chevak tell me about blackfish and how the traps wouldn't last very long so i ordered him some 1/2x1/2 coated wire like i build my shrimp pots out of, last i spoke with him traps were 3 years old and still in perfect shape.

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    That is true I usually have to build a new trap every year I just pulled mine out and might try paint it and plan on trying chicken wire double layered next year that stuff you use is probably the ticket though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yukonjeff View Post
    That is true I usually have to build a new trap every year I just pulled mine out and might try paint it and plan on trying chicken wire double layered next year that stuff you use is probably the ticket though.
    Funny when the elder guys saw it they said it would never work !! Till they saw how good it fished and how long lasting it is, i'm betting they will get at least 10years out of those traps they built. I have a little 24" wide if your interested PM me if you like.

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    Thanks for the generous offer pm sent

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