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Old 07-24-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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Just got back from Angoon, AK, last night. Really successful trip and before anyone writes that our Halibut are too small...you have to throw eveything over 45 inches back! (Which we did...47", 54", etc.) Also, the Kings must be 28" or more to keep and although we caught several, only one was a keeper. Variety of fish caught was: Pink , king & silver salmon, halibut, flounder, quill backs, cod, yellow eye, rock fish and sea bass.

Great trip! Great lodge!
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Just got back from Angoon, AK, last night. Really successful trip and before anyone writes that our Halibut are too small...you have to throw eveything over 45 inches back! (Which we did...47", 54", etc.) Also, the Kings must be 28" or more to keep and although we caught several, only one was a keeper. Variety of fish caught was: Pink , king & silver salmon, halibut, flounder, quill backs, cod, yellow eye, rock fish and sea bass.

Great trip! Great lodge!
Glad you enjoyed Alaska!

What people do not realize is that smaller halibut are much better eating than large halibut.
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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Glad you enjoyed Alaska!

What people do not realize is that smaller halibut are much better eating than large halibut.
Wow! Big change from the 90's...I didn't like the big ones either but thought the up to 100 pounders were just fine...

I'm all for preserving the fishery.....hope the restrictions help!

also...didn't know Alaska started until you got past 141 degrees West longitude...though the rest was just coastal British Columbia....
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Wow! Big change from the 90's...I didn't like the big ones either but thought the up to 100 pounders were just fine...

I'm all for preserving the fishery.....hope the restrictions help!

also...didn't know Alaska started until you got past 141 degrees West longitude...though the rest was just coastal British Columbia....
Actually the smaller the halibut is the softer, and moister the flesh is.

Also, to the best of my knowledge there is no ADFG requirements to throw back larger fish anywhere in the state. I could be wrong, but I think this is a lodge imposed rule to protect their local stock.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #5
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The out of state regs have changed in the last couple of years for butts and kings... Its sad for the charter guys, killed many guys business literally over night!


my big butt for this year is 253 lbs, just a couple of weeks ago...
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:52 PM   #6
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Also, to the best of my knowledge there is no ADFG requirements to throw back larger fish anywhere in the state. I could be wrong, but I think this is a lodge imposed rule to protect their local stock.
Absolutely correct!And I'm all for it!
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The sea bass are actually a palegic rock fish also known as a black sea bass.

(Palegic vs non palegic)

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Welcome back, Walt. Nice bag of fish! Was that the week total catch? Love the miles of smiles on the 4 of you.
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Actually the smaller the halibut is the softer, and moister the flesh is.

Also, to the best of my knowledge there is no ADFG requirements to throw back larger fish anywhere in the state. I could be wrong, but I think this is a lodge imposed rule to protect their local stock.
Unless you are on a charter in SE. The comm fish were successful in strapping the chaters in SE. If you go out in your own boat, then the rules do not apply.

Yep the comm fish-Charter wars......
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