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    Show off this year's Alaska saltwater fishing photos!

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    Hopefully posting some pics next week from Cordova sheep bay area. I'm looking for info on that area now if you know of any. Thanks!

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    Attachment 96175

    Taped out at 180 lbs. - 70" - but weighed in at "only" 140. Held the Homer Halibut Derby lead for about 5 minutes.
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    Default Good day in June Whittier

    Four nice halibut on a very nice day on the water.
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    I think this may be a Shortraker, but I'm not entirely sure how to tell between and Yelloweye/Shortraker/Rougheye.


    About a 100-120# butt we let go to make babies.

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    I give up!!!!!

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    Interesting sonar pic of a successful China Rockfish release. We picked it up at about 100 feet and had drifted to deeper water by the time we got it set up on the release.
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    Biggest fish off our boat so far. Parents came up from mn and Dad lands a hawg. Went 160#


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    Beautiful rockfish. Shortrakers are (relatively) easy to tell - look at the gill rakers. The ones on the first gill are significantly shorter than on the subsequent ones - hence, "short" raker. Haven't caught one yet, but have caught a rougheye. I think I took a photo of the gill rakers on that one because I sent the pics to my local fisheries biologist to confirm the species. Will post if I can find the photo.

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    Rockfish on a fly.


    My favorite salt water catch of 2018. I've been trying to catch a tiger rockfish on a fly for six years. Caught according to IGFA rules for fly fishing.

    A 23 pound ling on a 9 wt.


    My biggest halibut to date on a fly rod.

    And a nice yelloweye on a fly rod.

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    do you jig them up with other rods then cast flies at them when they are near the top or do you just let that thing sink forever?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwackkillncrew View Post
    do you jig them up with other rods then cast flies at them when they are near the top or do you just let that thing sink forever?
    I make my own fly lines (they sink fast) I cast toward the structure and drift toward the cast to allow the fly to sink straight down.

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    john big halibut.jpg

    This was the biggest one caught at the camp this year. This one was over the slot. 326. Tight Lines. HH

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    Had calm weather on a couple days during my 2018 trip. Got annual limits of these for both my mom and I. Not sure why, but the average size of sablefish that I catch around KTN is smaller than the ones I've seen in Chatham Strait.

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