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#1 Mycomaniac2007

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:10 PM

I'm an avid fisherman and lover of nature. Im big into Ice fishing and also do some steelhead and salmon fishing.... If anyone has some pics theyd like to share, feel free to post them! I catch and release most of the larger fish I catch but most of the good sized perch , panfish and walleye go to the frying pan :-)

Need to get a nice Fly fishing set up , I love tying flys... Marabou jigs for steelhead float fishing and anything else I can come up with. Also do some custom rod making/ wrapping with different metallic threads and such.

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:13 PM

Couple steelhead & a smaller 4 ~ 5 lb brown trout

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 08:15 PM

Where you at Soliver.... I know your into this kinda thing ,,, 


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 09:30 PM

I love fishing... nice thread

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 09:38 PM

Cool , nice to see you over here whitethumb ! What kind if fishing are you usually doing? I kinda take a break early to mid summer due to the heat but sometimes it can be good on the deeper lakes trolling jigging ect. Bass fishing picks up early summer and dies off after the spawn but its goid all summer. The smallmouth are real fun, especially on the fly rod !

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:16 PM

I know I have traded with you Myco, but I forget where you live. Are you near me? Cuz you would love it here. Fly fishing every direction.
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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:29 PM

Been known to do some fishing around these parts.....
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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:34 PM

I cant remember Mikey... I have a bad memory. My family used to live in Alaska but I havent been up there so its been a lifetime dream of mine to take a trip to Canada, Alaska and Northern Washington state to fish for Salmon, Steelhead and Cutthroat . We have some beautiful Atlantic salmon, and the cold water fishery with walleye and perch is phenomenal...
Heres some Crappie/Calico bass , and a perch caught Ice fishing. Some of the best fish for the table imo. That sunfush was HUGE! That rust mark on the tape is about the 12" mark. Super fun on a custom ice rod!

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Posted 08 May 2015 - 10:41 PM

Juth... I saw your picture of the little lake with ice Beautiful country!
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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:21 PM

I have no pictures (convienient LOL), but love to fish. Just have not done so for many years.

 

My favorite is the native trout (German Browns) in the high altitude creeks of the mountain regions of Alger creek,a good hour hike from the closest place to park.

These fish are super spooky, and if they even see a shadow or feel your footsteps, they won't bite the rest of the day. My grandfather taught me to fish for them, coming into the creek bed far upstream, and walking like a panther with the line at least two or three pools down from you. Working slowly down stream, I used to feel good if I landed 3 or more in a day as they are not an easy catch.

 

River fishing is always a relaxing way to spend an evening. Bait the line, cast into the deep channel. Place pole in a secure holder and go get a beer. Gives me another excuse to sit by the water, drink beer, and see if I can haul in breakfast. Mostly spotted cats, channel cats, and if you are really unlucky, carp (good chum but not edible and I don't care how you try to cook it)


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Posted 08 May 2015 - 11:39 PM

Now those are some true Native trout . Ive heard many things about European trout also Russia. Obviously you know what your talking about there, they are very skittish and knowing how to cone up on a pool can make all the difference between landing a few Nice fish or just having a relaxing fay out on the river! Thats great you had the opportunity to fish there. I tend to walk way out of the way and fish un charted waters if I have a fly rod on hand. You can get into a lot of tight spots and fish water you wouldn't think is holding a nice fish with a fly.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 11:58 AM

We have to wait 4 months here to start fishing anywhere but IN the ocean. 

 

Live 3 miles from the hatchery, that seems to be the most crowded place and I guess I'll have to try it.

 

So many very confusing rules here, I guess both the conservation and large Native American population makes that necessary.


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Posted 09 May 2015 - 01:43 PM

No fish in our lake though, not deep enough and to much of it freezes in the winter. Not enough oxygen left in the limited amount of water to support fish over the long winter. But there are a lot of bigger lakes and rivers and streams that support fish year round. If you like ice fishing, this would be a good place to visit in the winter.

Who am I kidding, we have some of the best fishing in the world here. People plan for years, and come from all over the globe to get a chance to fish these waters.

A couple of fish pic's from my arcives here.
 
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 02:37 PM

Now thats the place I wanna die... I really wouldn't be seing any inside wall for a good while, atleast till I burnt myself out. Thats heaven right there .
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 02:46 PM

Are those Mature Coho or are they Sockeye? Looks like Sockeye..And is that a female steelhead in the second to last pic?

Those are some really nice halibut, how to they catch them there? Do you guys use live bait chunks under a big weight vertically? Nice pics man !

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 02:48 PM

Durn it, Juth, yesterday I gave up on the help with the chipping ever showing up and decided it was the day to peel and chip your promised vine maple.  It took most of an hour to peel the bark from two skinny sticks to get them ready to be smoke house wood.  The chipper sat so long that it has frozen up and I smoked the $100 worth of belts and it didn't break loose.  So, today I must tear down the chipper and see what's stuck.  I hope I didn't kill the belts. 

 

Thanks again for the delicious fish.

 

(See that chipper?  Take it from me, don't buy one of those.)

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:04 PM

This kinda thread makes me happy.. love it :-)
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:23 PM

Man I'm sorry to hear about your chipper Alder. No worries or hurry on this end my friend, its all good, and you are most welcome for the fish.

Mycomaniac, you are correct those are sockeyes, and there was a bunch. That is a little creak in Moose Pass, just outside of Seward.

And that is also a sockeye in the second to the last pic. It was my wife's first of the season last year, so fresh in the river from salt water that it still had sea lice on it.

The pics of the Halibut were taken in Homer, and they are not my fish, they were brought in on a small charter. The big one is slightly bigger then 200 lbs. They bring them in quite regularly that are bigger then that though. Last years derby winner was well over 400lbs if I remember correctly.

I can fish for Halibut off of the bank not far from where I live. You don't get the big monsters there, but 12 to 20 ponders (they call'em chicken size) are a common size, and I think the smaller ones often taste better. No live bait allowed.
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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:30 PM

 

I think the smaller ones often taste better.

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Posted 09 May 2015 - 03:38 PM

So only artificial jigs and swim baits or vertical spoons? Some areas here are fly only but most of our steelhead/salmon now are stocked due to the damming of rivers :-\

I mean its a great fishery but nothing like sea run fish like Natural Pacific run Kings, steel and halibut . You guys get big cutthroat up there? Ive seen some monster brook trout come out of upper canada and id assume they are up your way too. Beautiful fish... Most are small but you get a few nice 4+ lb fish if you go up in the mountains and back to some un fished territory.

Smoked salmon is the way to go , I really wont eat it any other way.

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