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    I have no idea, caught in 80 feet of water on the bottom.
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    Mike
    www.coffmancoveak.com
    Prince of Wales Island

  • #2
    Got a better pic?
    How about a description... soft, spongy, slick... A little more info would go a long way.
    How big? What kind of bottom?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Gooch View Post
      I have no idea, caught in 80 feet of water on the bottom.
      I have no idea either, but at the time I am reading your posting, the Alaska Seafood industry is running an adjacent banner ad which reads "click here for recipes".... Good luck with that.
      ...he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. ~Thomas Jefferson
      I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Gooch View Post
        I have no idea, caught in 80 feet of water on the bottom.
        Did it bite your hook?

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        • #5
          It was 2 feet long about as big around as a quarter. On the other end was an egg sized and shaped bulb. I will try to find the photo of the head or bulb end. It was pretty hard and firm but very flexible. I snagged it in about 80 feet of rocky bottom.
          Mike
          www.coffmancoveak.com
          Prince of Wales Island

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          • #6
            Did it move?
            Plant or animal?
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            • #7
              I've seen similar things washed up on the beach in Kodiak. To be sure i'm gonna need a pic of that bulb...
              I think they are some kind of sea weed?
              "When the time comes for a man to look his Maker in the eye, where better could the meeting be held than in the wilderness?"

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              • #8
                No it didn't move at all. I should have cut into it to see what was in there but it kind of freaked us out so we ripped the hook out and threw it over then realized we should have checked it out better. What was weird was those little feeler like things were only on 1/2 of it the underside was smooth.

                I think it was a plant but my buddy thinks it was some sort of weird animal. Still searching for the bulb photo.
                Mike
                www.coffmancoveak.com
                Prince of Wales Island

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                • #9
                  Its ugly thats for sure

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                  • #10
                    I call that stuff, "Cod Grass" as we hook it up in droves, when in an area with Good P Cod fishing,

                    It's a plant, pretty slick to the touch, and must grow thickly in fields, down there in places.
                    Sometimes it comes up so thick on Longline gear, like every hook has at least one stalk making it all the way to the surface.
                    have seen a ton of that stuff over the years, but usually a lot deeper than you found that one, like 50-75 fathoms

                    Sorry, have no idea what the official name is tho
                    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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                    • #11
                      Gooch - I a fairly certain what you are showing is a section of a "Sea Pen". Commercial long-liners pull up a lot of them off gravel or cobble bottoms. They are found in groups by the ADFG biologists using the small submarine for rockfish studies on the outside Coast of SE.

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                      • #12
                        Yep it is a Sea Pen a type of coral. Mine was in the 'closed' or protective stage. Nice! Thanks all now I have something new to look smart talking to folks. I need all the help I can get.
                        Mike
                        www.coffmancoveak.com
                        Prince of Wales Island

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