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    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?
    brad g.
    So Cal, USA
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    Stay away from but bud Ice. I hear them penguins are very very protective of that stuff
    Grandkids, Making big tough guys hearts melt at first sight

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    • #3
      You do know that there are no penguins in the northern hemisphere, Right?
      If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.
      Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          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!
          sigpic
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          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy_7mPiqoqw&t=11s

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          • #6
            I heard penguins taste alot like spotted owl.
            I am no longer surprised at what I am no longer surprised at ---Bill Whittle

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            • #7
              Quit fishing at

              the zoo!!!

              Thanks for the smile.

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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  oOOH

                  Whoooping Crane is the BEST!

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                  • #10
                    Will winter ever end? It is obvious some of us need a break.

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                    • #11
                      Haha!

                      Thats Funny!
                      You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


                      http://www.alaskansalmonslayers.com/

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                      • #12
                        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
                        Grandkids, Making big tough guys hearts melt at first sight

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                        • #13
                          the best thing

                          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.
                          Gary

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                          • #14
                            Today is...

                            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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                            • #15
                              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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