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    Did my big haul of the year to the cabin and ended up finishing early and had a little extra time to play. Fishing was great!



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    Here's a terrible pic of where a couple of fox's scrapped.

    After six years, finally have some wolf sign. Looks like four animals and they ended up coming down onto the lake next to my cabin. They walked single file for 1/2 a mile then scattered back off the lake.


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    Pics of the cabin and trail going in. The whole cabin and everthing inside has been hauled in with this frieght sled.



    Heading home is always depressing.

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    Nice looking fish. I have been wanting to hit them all winter and just haven't made it. Maybe durring open water.
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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    I was on my annual burbot meat run this past week, too. Did pretty good.

    The weather was incredible. Living on a frozen, snow-covered lake is like living on a mirror. I got sunburned real bad.........
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    Great pics mark!

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    Not as great as yours!

    (BTW, I don't think I was too far away from you, and we saw lots of wolf sign...............)

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    Steve,
    I like your cabin. Is that a kit? If so who did you get it from if you don't mind me asking?

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    Default burbot bait

    What kind of bait do you use to catch those things?

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    man burbot are UGLY what strange fish...

    As for bait, salmon eggs and herring are the standards I believe...
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    man burbot are UGLY what strange fish...

    As for bait, salmon eggs and herring are the standards I believe...

    Ugly yes..........But UBER TASTY!!!!!

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    Wow...What a hog! Nice burb.

    I love eatin' them after boiling them in some sugar water then dippin' them in butter.

    Poor man's lobster. Yum Yum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    man burbot are UGLY what strange fish...

    As for bait, salmon eggs and herring are the standards I believe...
    White fish plus 'stink stuff'...

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    The cabin is a kit kinda. It is made form 8" milled logs. Mat Valley Sawmill(Vern) cut them. You just give him your cabin size and where you want the door /windows and he cuts to size. You get a numbered sheet telling you where each log goes. I think I payed around 9,000.00 4 years ago and we put all the logs up in one day with 4 guys.

    For the bait set up I use 7/0 hooks fishing in 10-15' of water using whole herring.

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    cool thread and pictures, guys. How do you preserve the burbot out there? Take only skinless filets or gut and head them?

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    I cut the SKIN around the head and also down the back. Grip with pliers and give a sharp yank to peel off. Then cut the fillets out like you are cutting out back strap. The rest of the fish gets tainted then thrown into the freezer for trap bait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazersteve View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BTK View Post
    cool thread and pictures, guys. How do you preserve the burbot out there? Take only skinless filets or gut and head them?
    I cut the SKIN around the head and also down the back. Grip with pliers and give a sharp yank to peel off. Then cut the fillets out like you are cutting out back strap. The rest of the fish gets tainted then thrown into the freezer for trap bait.
    Sounds like Steve does the same thing I do.

    In my photo you'll see a nail in a sapling I mounted into the ice. I skin the burbot, filet it, put the filets in a ziplock, then let it freeze. It's then processed fish and doesn't count against my possession limit.

    I then wind the end of a 2' wire around the spine behind the gill plates, put a loop in the other end of the wire, and freeze that to the lake ice some 400 yds away. I check it with binocs through the night hoping for a coyote to come out.

    Next year I'll be setting a few traps for wolves and coyotes as well.

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