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    Default Penguins in Alaska?

    My wife and I want to go halibut fishing this year, but we're afraid we might snag a penguin by accident. Anybody have any advice?
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    Stay away from but bud Ice. I hear them penguins are very very protective of that stuff
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    You do know that there are no penguins in the northern hemisphere, Right?
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    Wink penguins

    Make sure you read the regulations regarding the limits, catch and release requirements, slot limit sizes, filet them very carefully and watch out for the small bones. Use heavy line and gaff them above the collar so as not to injure the good meat. We often harpoon the big ones and shoot the real big ones. And we have halibut here too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipnet View Post
    Make sure you read the regulations regarding the limits, catch and release requirements, slot limit sizes, filet them very carefully and watch out for the small bones. Use heavy line and gaff them above the collar so as not to injure the good meat. We often harpoon the big ones and shoot the real big ones. And we have halibut here too!

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    I heard penguins taste alot like spotted owl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOMCOD View Post
    I heard penguins taste alot like spotted owl.

    Nope, it's Bald Eagles that taste like spotted owl.
    Penguins taste like Whooping Crane.

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    Default oOOH

    Whoooping Crane is the BEST!

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    Will winter ever end? It is obvious some of us need a break.

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    Thats Funny!
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    Slow cook them in the Crock pot like you would a tougher piece of game. Serve over noodles or rice with a nice white or brown gravy. The wife and Kids just love Crock Pot Penguins
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    about snagging a penguin while halibut fishing is that you won't have to waste a hailbut round on one. just haul it over the gunwal & smack it in the head with a short club. If you can find an old seal clubber's stick, grab it, they make the best clubs for the job. If you must you can use your salmon club, just be ready to give it a couple extra wacks.
    watch out for the small ones, those baby teeth are sharp. seen them work their way right a slow club & bite a hand off.
    never tried to cook one, but their rendered oil makes great pie crusts. hides are self curing - just drag the hide behind the boat for a couple hours & the salt water will have it cured by the time you return to the dock. if anyone asks what it is hanging on your wall, tell them its a small orca.
    if you want to target them, you will need a plug about 18" long with 5 16/0 treble hooks. most commercialy made plugs are divers, but if you make your own they are great fun on top water. you don't need to worry about wire leaders. even though their teeth are sharp, I've never seen one swallow the plug. multiple hook ups are possible though & its an exciting time to have 4 or 5 of those little suckers flopping on the deck at the same time. if this happens, be sure to have a designated clubber or a brawl could break out amongst the crew.
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    Given that I am aware of what today is, anyone remember the penguin caught by a commercial boat in SE in 2002?

    http://faculty.washington.edu/boersm...en_Boersma.pdf

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    Depending on where you are fishing for penguins, the IPPC (International Pacific Penguin Commission) has reduced your limit to 1. The commercial tonnage has not changed. Good luck and make sure you get a good one before clubbing.....

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    There is however a subsistance penguinery. So don't forget to apply for your permit. Also don't forget to read the regs as there is a slot limit and all the hen penguins must be released unharmed.

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    Puffins (Penguins of the North) bite super hard just FYI
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    Default Dip Netting for Penguins

    There is an EO for penguin dipping this year. You can dip net or set net, 30 per family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_powder_monkey View Post
    Puffins (Penguins of the North) bite super hard just FYI
    Hmm has this been a problem? What would some one be doing that they would be bitten by a puffin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_dog60 View Post
    Hmm has this been a problem? What would some one be doing that they would be bitten by a puffin?
    Surely he wasn't puffing on a puffin. I wasn't aware that puffins were overly agressive.
    Penguins on the other-hand are capable of breaking a leg with flop of a flipper. USE extreme CAUTION !
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