I’ve always wanted to smuggle about a 100# halibut out to the end of the jetties here, then walk back in with it over my back. People here would freak out thinking it was a world record Southern Flounder.
@Texprep I just Spewed my beer on that One ! Damn it that’s Funny!
950 LB Halibut Caught in Pelican AK 1956
WOW, Awesome fish. Do you know how far south halibut range. I am going to be in Oregon in September. Do you know if they range that far south.
They used too but the way the have been Depleted by Over fishing and bad Management of the Fisheries. They have Pretty much Destroyed it in last 20 years.
I have decided to pull the trigger on a new Kayak. I sold my Hobie and my Necky before moving north. Now it is time to get wet again, and get out there in the Pacific North West. I had to think long and hard on this one. I wanted a lighter boat, sub 50 pounds would of been great but that price point gets really expensive fast. WHile there are some good thermos molded boats in Eddyline, the shape and shortness of the boat leads me to believe it won’t have the glide and speed that I am wanting. As I want this boat to be multi-purpose (fishing, rec, and light touring) The boat had to be thinner than a conventional rotomolded boat (which are getting fatter and fatter every year), lighter than the average 13 foot rotomolded kayak, internal storage for rods and other equipment to make it through the surf, great gliding capability, good maneuverability, and still be useful to go after some crabs, or paddle next tot he GF, and had to be a sit on top. Ultimately this eliminated every peddle boat out there as they are all starting to push the hundred pound class or more. With exception of Eddyline, and some of the entry level surf ski boats there was only two kayak makers left, Stealth and Kazkasi Katana would be the dream yak, they are really hard to find in the US, so I am going for the Stealth Fisha 555, a newer model for bigger kayakers. It meets my needs, a little more than what I want to spend but it is also a minimalist boat which is what I have learned over time is a better way to go IMHO. Until Hobie gets it lame production line out of the rotomold only and adapt to making lighter boats like they do for their Catamaran sailing boats, it will be a while before I cross over to a peddle drive.
Holy mother of god!! that Flat fish would sink our boat and I would be on the next episode of “unsolved Mysteries” lol
It’s on! Skiing dominates the mountain in winter and it has been an epic one at Northstar this year. But now we’ve had a succession of 47 degree days, spring is in the air and Lake Tahoe is starting to wake up.
We have a new outfitter this year, offering professional fly fishing trips on the Truckee River and Lake Tahoe. Shot right in Truckee Town, this is my co worker with renowned Naturalist/Biologist and fly fisherman Matt Heron, and a very tasty looking rainbow trout. (My deal stands as always: you hook’em, I’ll cook’em!)
Thanks to all the snow and a 195% snowpack, the river’s running high. I’ve mentioned before, but any Brother wants to visit Lake Tahoe, send me a PM. Ski season ends April 21. I got the hookup for 2br Deluxe Villas from $99/night👍
im having fish and chips on my way home from work today my desk is full of drool after reading this tread
Sorry I didn’t document with pics, but the gf and I enjoyed freshly caught Red Snapper on Sunday. Red Snapper is my Favorite so it was dinner on Monday as well.
My brother and I took our father out with a new Charter Captain out of Freeport, TX on Sunday. He put us on the fish so we’ll hire him again. Best experience of the day was getting schooled by pops - he caught the big fish (35" Bull Red on my tag 'cause I never keep’m) and the most fish. My brother caught first fish before I stopped experimenting with lures and rigged according to the Captain’s advice.
I let my gf prepare the Snapper (her first time) and she did awesomely. It’s gonna be a great season.
Man o man WA state has the most difficult fishing rules I have ever read, they make California rules seem easy, and that is saying something. I feel I need the rule book and a lawyer before I go out.
My son is coming back to Texas this fall (14 years as a Capitan-Airborne/Rangers stationed @ Ft. Benning GA)and I would like take him and my oldest son on a chartered fishing trip. I’ve had some fair luck with charters out of Rockport & Port O’Connor. Can you send me your charters info?
@Squidder_K Their Hunting Rules Are not Much better! 3 point bucks both sides, etc. Left in 74 and like the number of (7) deer here in SE AK
Wow, the only way I could get 7 in New England, where I am originally from would be to hunt a half dozen states.
How many of you collect unique/vintage reels and rods? Ones from your childhood? Etc. Here’s some of the stuff I have sitting or hanging around.
@jeffing65 Didn’t they call that the ''Knuckle Buster" In the Early Days?
@DivaMarie Which one? The middle one?
@jeffing65 The First One?