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    Wink ridding the bay of tiny salmon ...

    one fish at a time.
    only fished a couple hours, and this was our only hit.
    a few other fish were caught today, including one that was 40".
    picked the pot on the way in, 9 keepers, 17 shorts and 22 females in an overnight soak.
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    Default Best of intentions?

    I wouldn't be so quick to think that weeding out those runts in that setting is accomplishing what you think.

    It's just a foraging sub-adult and there are probably many others just like it, perhaps a sign of good recruitment. There's no way to tell how big that shaker would have grown. Could have grown up to be the next world record?

    Now, weeding runts out of an in-river setting.... that's a horse of a different color altogether.
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    Default Good catch

    Very good to see someone getting out and enjoying this great weather.
    I have been watching the weather for weeks and this weekend was the first one with a good weather forcast and I couldnt go out but I am going to try it again this weekend so I am hoping that the weather will hold. and I can hopefully get a few crabs too.
    If you dont mind my asking what do you put in your pots for bait. That is something I still have never done... yet

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    Fresh Cod and /or Salmon carcasses work real well for the crab.

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    Default Easy Francis

    Quote Originally Posted by fishNphysician View Post
    I wouldn't be so quick to think that weeding out those runts in that setting is accomplishing what you think.

    It's just a foraging sub-adult and there are probably many others just like it, perhaps a sign of good recruitment. There's no way to tell how big that shaker would have grown. Could have grown up to be the next world record?

    Now, weeding runts out of an in-river setting.... that's a horse of a different color altogether.
    I think Dave was being facetious. I doubt he is trying to deny you or anyone else the up and coming "hogs".

    Looks like a great meal was had Dave.

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    Talking It's a joke , fish doc

    Any salmon gets to my net this time of year is dead. Once they have to be recorded I might turn loose a spawner if I "accidently" catch one, but more likely I would put it in the smoker. I don't play with my food...(any longer then it takes to deck it)


    (oh and btw, i poached that little sucker in mead with tarragon and it was d*mned fine )
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    Sure glad I took you up on the offer. Looks like you know what you're doing

    Thanks for the report.

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    Default Well then you missed out

    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post

    (oh and btw, i poached that little sucker in mead with tarragon and it was d*mned fine )
    Poaching is best done in white wine with dill, and lemon. And it must be done over the grill with hardwood smoke curling over it. White king preferably. Now that sir, is, as they say, "To die for.".

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    Cool uh-oh....

    you're not going to turn me in for improper poaching, are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    you're not going to turn me in for improper poaching, are you?
    Nah he wouldn't do that, it's AKPM's job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRIFTER_016 View Post
    Nah he wouldn't do that, it's AKPM's job.
    AKPM still owes me $5.
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