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    Default Burbot fishing

    Fishing is tough when you have to put up with scenery like this.



    The Burbot were big and plentiful.


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    I hear burbot is the poor mans lobster. I caught one on Montana Creek one time, it was nasty and it stunk some horrible. If it tastes anything like Ling Cod it cant be that bad.

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    The burbot I've eaten from the Tanana and Yukon were as good as Halibut and nearly as good as a Minnesota Walleye.

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    It is poors mans lobster and its soooooo good, I could eat that stuff all day! A friend and I pulled some nice fish ranging from about 30-32in this year during the winter. Cooked those babies up....good eating right there!!

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    Default burbot are really tasty

    hello burbot fishers
    i am the bubotmaster ,i fish on the chisana river and i have caught some really big fish and even state records for alaska,the fish are ugly but they taste good.....cut them up in 1inch squares and a little flour and season and but that in a little oil and bang you got dinner ...add a beer or two ,then you have dinner for two..mark
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    Howdy Stu

    Wish we had burbot here in our river...

    Hey, them new 35 horse shallow drive are just super nice motors for our shallow and silty water, we had a ton of fun with them, thanks for your great service and patience with not so smart folks

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    Default check this burbot

    here is one a buddy of mine caught
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    That is one huge burbot!

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    Great photos...thanks for posting. Were they caught with rod and reel or set line?

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    I moved up here in December of last year. I really want to do some burbot fishing this winter. I am from Arkansas and have never fished for them, someone told me I can catch them just like I catch catfish back home. How true is that. I would appreciate it if anyone can offer advice on tactics,gear, tips, and patterns of the fish. I am not asking for a place to catch them. People should earn their own fish!! Thanks for any info.

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    ahhhhhh, burby season is coming fast, I can't wait! I like to fish them after the first of the year, brrrrrrrrr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARKY View Post
    I moved up here in December of last year. I really want to do some burbot fishing this winter. I am from Arkansas and have never fished for them, someone told me I can catch them just like I catch catfish back home. How true is that. I would appreciate it if anyone can offer advice on tactics,gear, tips, and patterns of the fish. I am not asking for a place to catch them. People should earn their own fish!! Thanks for any info.

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    I fish board traps overnight. I can't remember off the top of my head how many you can fish? You have to check them next day.

    I use 2x4s cut about 12 inches long. I tie a small line to that. I put a leader on that line with a big hook. I put old smelt or troll herring on the hook. I come back in the morning and beat the ice off the 2x4 and open the hole back up. Pull it in and see if you have a burbot.

    I hear on Big lake you can jig them as you can't baitfish. Also your name and address must be written on the traps.

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    you have to check the regs because set lines are not leagal every where.

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    Great pic everyone.
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    I heard they are good if you boil chunks in sprite (poor mans lobster). Never have eaten one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_dog60 View Post
    you have to check the regs because set lines are not leagal every where.
    THIS IS TRUE.

    There are very few lakes (non-flowing waters) where set lines are still legal. In fact, I don't know of any. You must "closely attend" the line (and I suggest you read the definition of "closely attend" very "closely").

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    Dennis,

    It really depends on where you are fishing at...ie Tanana River Drainage, Yukon Drainage, etc.

    Here is what I've dug up around our area of the Greatland

    Tanana River drainage—lakes:
    Burbot set lines may not be used in Clearwater, Fielding, Harding, “T”, or
    Tangle lakes.

    In all other lakes in the Tanana River drainage, burbot set lines may only be

    used October 15–May 15.

    There are only 5 lakes where we cant use set lines for burbot and they only require checking once per 24 hour period.


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    OK...that answered nothing I was asking? But thanks for trying.

    I was asking "godevilalaska" if he caught his burbot in his photo on rod/reel or set line....not wether you can use a set line or where. I am an idiot for not clicking the little quote box reply.

    I would use a light sabre myself. YawYaYaYaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    OK...that answered nothing I was asking? But thanks for trying.

    I was asking "godevilalaska" if he caught his burbot in his photo on rod/reel or set line....not wether you can use a set line or where. I am an idiot for not clicking the little quote box reply.

    I would use a light sabre myself. YawYaYaYaw

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