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    Caught it in Dangerous Cape (just past pogi point in Kachemak Bay) while fishing for rockfish. What is it?
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    Juvenile lingcod?

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    • #3
      kelp greenling
      “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ― H.S.T.
      "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."

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      • #4
        Maybe a kelp greenling?

        http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/race/media/..._greenling.htm

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        • #5
          Ya don't say?

          “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ― H.S.T.
          "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."

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          • #6
            Live ones are said to be good bait for Giant Lings but then again Lings ain't all that smart...just vicious and tasty.

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            • #7
              more specifically...

              a female kelp greenling.
              Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
              http://www.alaskabackcountryhunters.org/

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              • #8
                That's definately a kelp greenling.

                A side story, I used to dive a lot at Mountain Point in Ketchikan. I had a pet kelp greenling that I fed almost every day. He would follow me down to about 100', then hang out until I came back up. I would crack a scallop or catch a shrimp for him every time. It was hilarious. I had a pair of "pet" wolf eels as well that I fed urchins to.

                I named the greenling Fred. He was a good dive buddy
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by homerdave View Post
                  a female kelp greenling.

                  Homer being Homer I'm guessing "she" has made the rounds.......?

                  "Welcome to Homer, ya don't lose yer Kelp Greenling....You lose your TURN!"

                  “Life has become immeasurably better since I have been forced to stop taking it seriously.” ― H.S.T.
                  "Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you."

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                  • #10
                    Hi Sean,

                    Yes, it’s a female kelp greenling with an interesting dorsal fin malformation... As far as I know you could have kept it, and they’re supposed to be fantastic eating from what I’ve heard though I’ve never tried them personally. These fish are not generally targeted in Alaska though I know of some limited directed sport fisheries along the Pacific coast. Thanks for the inquiry!

                    Cheers,
                    Barbi

                    Barbi J. Failor
                    Fishery Biologist II
                    Southcentral Groundfish Harvest Assessment Program
                    ADF&G Division of Sport Fish

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
                      WINNER!!!!!!! That is what it is!!!!
                      Living the Alaskan Dream
                      Gary Keller
                      Anchorage, AK

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