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    where else can we catch king salmon in the dead of winter? Living on Kodiak it is a "no brainer" but are we the only one who have them in our waters?
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    they are out there waiting..

    as soon as it warms up and the harbor is ice-free again i will be chasing them here!!!
    right now i can't even get my boat out!
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    • #3
      Dave, what kind of success rates do you find with winter kings? I've given thought to trying it someday, but don't really have the first clue.

      -Brian

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      • #4
        on kodiak

        the success on Kodiak seems pretty good, say 8 out of 10 times you'll score a king and for sure a halibut. this is the average size 25-28 pounds.
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        • #5
          You can catch winter kings preatty much everywhere. I just consider them Feeder kings cause it hasnt always been winter when I have caught mine. Caught a few in Valdez, PWS, Seward and around Kodiak. I think kodiak is like the only place that has charters dedicated to them though.

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          • #6
            Oh yeah and as far as sucess rates. I have only caught 1 winter king while targeting them. All the others have been like bycatch. Homer has good Winter kings. As a matter of fact they have a winter king tournament. Good luck.

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            • #7
              Homer charters

              there are at least 4 guys doing winter (feeder) king charters here.
              Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
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              • #8
                Feeder Kings

                Out of Homer, winter(feeder) king success can be anywhere from white hot to scrachy .Though our average is probly somewhere between 15 to 20lbs, fish to 40+lbs are taken.

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                • #9
                  white kings

                  Question for kodiakcombo.Do you guys get white kings up the Karluk???

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                  • #10
                    southeast especially down south, not so much up here
                    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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                    • #11
                      couple boats fished yesterday

                      and did pretty well, about 4 fish/boat for a 1/2 day.
                      looks like i missed the window though :-(
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                      • #12
                        I havent fished the Karluk succesfully, but 50% of the ones landed here near Old HArbor are white.
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                        • #13
                          Chiming in with

                          what may be a stupid question: what is a white king?

                          I have seen "white king salmon" on sushi menus, but I kind of thought it was probably just farmed salmon with no color in the flesh.

                          Is that what the term refers to, the color of the flesh? All the kings I ever caught were white in the belly but orange inside.
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                          • #14
                            some thread here, from fg says something about the fish not processing the pigment in the diet? causing the flesh to stay white. this is what a white king looks like, notice the red and white king? they turned out great!
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                            • #15
                              I think the red kings have eaten more krill.

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