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    I have heard stories from from sourdoughs at work about surf fishing for hailbut at Whiskey Gulch, Anchor Point.

    They said go down by the mouth of the river during break up and you can catch em. Were they pulling my leg or is it for reel (pun inteded)?

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    You might look through this thread. http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...t-Thread/page5 May not be the hottest fishing, but it happens.

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    I know people that fish from the beach for halibut as far north as Nikiski.....and actually catch them. I used to haul salmon from the beach sites and have seen halibut caught in set nets.
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    Surf casting is getting more and more popular up and down the beach. I'm sure Whiskey Gulch can be productive. I have a few friends who have caught limits from the Homer Spit to Nikiski and many points in between. Seems like up north, the best fishing is in the spring at the river mouths. One friend swears they follow the hooligan up the inlet, but who knows. I know one guy who landed a 75#er from the Kasilof beach a year or two ago mid-summer. Not real hot and heavy fishing - you have to put in your time, but it's a great way to spend the day and is pretty low cost once you have a surf casting rod. Halibut tend to be a little more lively when you try to reel them to the beach. Good times...

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    Yup surfcasting is becoming more and more popular up here.
    The Kasilof and Kenai beaches are particularly popular.
    I even started casting sinkers specifically for surfcast fishing.
    Sinkers like the storm sinker and the frog tongue sinker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    Yup surfcasting is becoming more and more popular up here.
    The Kasilof and Kenai beaches are particularly popular.
    I even started casting sinkers specifically for surfcast fishing.
    Sinkers like the storm sinker and the frog tongue sinker.
    no hijack here but what the heck is a frog tounge sinker??

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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    Yup surfcasting is becoming more and more popular up here.
    The Kasilof and Kenai beaches are particularly popular.
    I guess it was inevitable that the word would get out......
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    Quote Originally Posted by POLE BENDER View Post
    no hijack here but what the heck is a frog tounge sinker??
    A frogtongue sinker is the best sinker for fishing a sandy beach where you want the sinker to cast a long ways and hold in heavy currents.
    They move a little sometimes but will not flip like a pyramid sinker will.
    They are very aerodynamic and aquadynamic.
    The front digs in like a bulldozer blade.
    They were designed by a surfcast fisherman and bait shop owner on the east coast where surfcast fishing is extremely popular.
    I have used the same mold maker who made these molds for other molds and asked him to make me a set so he did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I guess it was inevitable that the word would get out......
    When are we going to get together and go? I'll bring the sinkers and setups. I have plenty of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyak View Post
    You might look through this thread. http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...t-Thread/page5 May not be the hottest fishing, but it happens.
    Thanks for the link, it was a good read it very informative. makes me want to get out even more seeing that. this winter is realing killing me this year, itching to get out and about already!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I guess it was inevitable that the word would get out......
    The word's been out for a long time, but not because I blabbed! The local newspaper even did a story on it a while back. Beaches that had only a couple guys on them 10 years ago now are flipping crowded with trucks, wheelers and tents! It was the last, best secret of the peninsula. With no reason to clam this year, I expect that the river mouth beaches will be busting at the seams with nature-hungry fishers. You can add beach halibut to the list of fauna that have disappeared/are disappearing on the peninsula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    The word's been out for a long time, but not because I blabbed! The local newspaper even did a story on it a while back. Beaches that had only a couple guys on them 10 years ago now are flipping crowded with trucks, wheelers and tents! It was the last, best secret of the peninsula. With no reason to clam this year, I expect that the river mouth beaches will be busting at the seams with nature-hungry fishers. You can add beach halibut to the list of fauna that have disappeared/are disappearing on the peninsula.
    even last year compared to two years ago the amount of people doing it must have doubled. Luckily only certain people have the touch for it.

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