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    Default My Homer winter king report.

    So while I have been Icefishing and working on a few fishing jigs lately I received a suprise phone call.
    The call was from my friend Ron Hurley from In2Fishin guide service in Homer inviting me on a friends only winter king fishing trip.
    Well needless to say I was excited waiting for the day to arrive. I have not done much winter king fishing and have always wanted to learn from someone who knows what he is doing.
    Well yesterday was the day.
    We left the dock promptly at 9:00 am.
    Got out towards Seldovia and dropped the first line in. Second line went in as we started trolling and by the time the third line was being setup the first one went off and I pulled in the first king a small but good eating sized fish.
    That's how it went to start and we landed 5 kings in the first 40 minutes.
    The rest of the day was a bit slower and the big fish never really materialized but all in all a great day.
    We landed 14 kings keeping 7 of them as well as a keeper Halibut.
    We also caught and released a couple of small ling cod and small halibut as well as a small black rockfish.
    The biggest fish was ~10#.
    I learned a lot and had a great time. Ron's boat is real nice also. He runs a 32' Bayweld with an Espar cabin heater.
    The weather was calm and we even saw a few sunny skies in the afternoon.
    If you have been considering a winter king trip in Homer now's a great time.



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    Nice! That's a good dude to fish with for sure!
    We went Tuesday and came up 1 short of a limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesjq View Post
    Nice! That's a good dude to fish with for sure!
    We went Tuesday and came up 1 short of a limit.
    Yeah there were 5 of us plus Capt. Ron so we could have limited.
    We just kept hoping and trying for that elusive big king.
    Ron is a great guy to fish with for sure.
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    nice job,
    isnt Ron's boat called Misty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by POLE BENDER View Post
    nice job,
    isnt Ron's boat called Misty?
    The Misty is Shane B. I thought of Driftwood Charters.

    Chris, you are making me regret saying last week was my last trip of the year! Hmm...I suppose better to be called a liar than NOT go fishing. Besides, isn't fisherman a synonym for liar? lol.

    Very nice Chris!

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    Quote Originally Posted by POLE BENDER View Post
    nice job,
    isnt Ron's boat called Misty?
    No it is the Sweet T. His old 29' Bayweld was the Miss T.
    His wifes name is Theresa hence the name I believe.
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    I have fished with Ron and he is a great guy and good fishermen. Very nice boat.

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    Nice! Thanks for the report.


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    Almost makes me want to fly up there for a few days during semester break to do some winter king fishing and see what it's like up there at this time of year!

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    Zeek,
    Well, this year it's been almost tropical, in the 40's for most of November and now, a week before Christmas, it's finally below freezing. That's ok, 'cause the warm water 45-45 have made the fishing pretty consistent! Here's the catch from the last three trips out in the last 10 days.

    And everyone is right on about Capt. Ron, he's a gentleman and a great captain...
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    Two more photos....

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    Tapatalk not pulling up pics cliffhanger. Argh. lol.


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    Sweet!!!!! Nice looking fish!!!!


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    Damm Jane, that's a nice fish!

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    These pics make me wish I had an excuse to fish. I always go overboard during the summer and then don't need to fish during the time winter kings are good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c6 batmobile View Post
    These pics make me wish I had an excuse to fish. I always go overboard during the summer and then don't need to fish during the time winter kings are good.
    We mostly canned our salmon this year. Did enough for at least 2 years or so.
    So we didn't put much in the freezer for the grill etc.So It was nice to have some fresh fish.
    The other thing we do is rely on a list of elders in the community my wife has.
    When we think we will have excess fish she makes a few phone calls and we can always find elders willing to take some fresh fish from us.
    We always deliver it right to their door and they are so happy to get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    We mostly canned our salmon this year. Did enough for at least 2 years or so.
    So we didn't put much in the freezer for the grill etc.So It was nice to have some fresh fish.
    The other thing we do is rely on a list of elders in the community my wife has.
    When we think we will have excess fish she makes a few phone calls and we can always find elders willing to take some fresh fish from us.
    We always deliver it right to their door and they are so happy to get it.
    that sir is very commendable!! good job.
    we have brought home 8-10 kings this winter so far, and not froze a single piece! really nice to see the friends and neighbors face when you show up at their door with a piece of king that has not been frozen

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