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    Default HOOLIGAN to SPARE

    no brag, just facts.
    9 pails full in an hour. Didn't run out of fish, just ran out of buckets.
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    So, where to?
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    15 dips and we filled a 165 quart cooler lots of fun just cant stop....

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    Where?



    need 10 cha
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    a mile below the deshka on the right you cant miss them look for the black water on the bank that looks like it is jummping. all the dead ones washed up on shore from the boats are a dead give away as well.

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    Thanks. So what does it cost to launch at Deska Landing these days,

    or is one of those "if you have to ask"?
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    Saw/experienced the same on Tuesday. It's incredible - a line of fish stretching as far as the eye can see. I would modify akdube's directions - we got our fill just upstream of the Deshka mouth across the Su (on the eastern side). Nice gravel bar, tons of Hoolies.
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    Saw them dipping 1/2 full nets out of the Kenai last Sunday (1 JUN) also.

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    an hour huh?...you must have taken a few breaks while you dipped....lol...they sure were thick last night...
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    One hour to fill the buckets and 3 days to clean 'em!!!

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    Question now what?

    Just curious, what do you all do with dem fish? Look like they'd be good bait but never hear of anyone doing that? I know some eat em, is that it? We used to seine for smelt back in the dakotas when they were running but they were just for bait.

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    I met a family the other day with 13 coolers full!!....they said that they filled 15 coolers the day before.......

    28 coolers nearly 200 pounds each.....you do the math...lol...
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    the oolies go up the river to spawn and then die or do they return back the salt?

    what could one possibly do with half a ton of them?

    Do they provide a resource for fish in the river systems or nutrients if/when they die?

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    If you have not tried them whole/no cleaning, it's a must do! I love them, just rolled in corn meal and fried. Taste to me just like oysters. For the one's I don't eat that way, they get smoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    If you have not tried them whole/no cleaning, it's a must do! I love them, just rolled in corn meal and fried. Taste to me just like oysters. For the one's I don't eat that way, they get smoked.
    That sounds a little rough for me.

    They dont eat in freshwater same as salmon, so I suppose what is there to clean?
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    ARe there any predatory fish around them worth targeting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RMiller View Post
    That sounds a little rough for me.

    They dont eat in freshwater same as salmon, so I suppose what is there to clean?

    So far I haven't contacted any bad disease, but then I've only been eating them this way since the mid-70's. I wouldn't want anybody to try anything that would cause them to target the fish any harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sodabiscuit12345 View Post
    ARe there any predatory fish around them worth targeting?
    Halibut, in my experience seem to follow the candle fish. At least in my experience. On the salt water. In fact I use them as a sign of when it's time to think halibut.

    I will add that is just my observation and I have never had anyone else tell me the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    If you have not tried them whole/no cleaning, it's a must do! I love them, just rolled in corn meal and fried. Taste to me just like oysters. For the one's I don't eat that way, they get smoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    what could one possibly do with half a ton of them?
    My math adds up to almost 3 tons ! (5600#'s).....
    They must be giving it away or feeding animals....
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