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    Posted: Apr/11/2013 at 10:10am
that's a big ass salmon.

I'm jealous of where spenser lives too.  wait............ oh, right.  yeah, I am pretty damn blessed.  can't get the boat off my mind... unfortunately for fishing, it's still winter and snowing at sea level.. woke up to a few inches on our cars this morning.  pow days for closing weekend!  and then... only after that... I will start pulling in kings and halibut, and I'm planning on borrowing a few of my dad's pots for shrimp and crab.

had beer battered halibut the other night for the first time this year, and it sure got me stoked.
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/11/2013 at 11:14am
Originally posted by MTpow

where are you guys fishing that you are catching stuff "not in the wild"?  A trout is not hard to catch.. you just need to know the proper tackle or fly to use.. depending on your method.  Worms always work well in lakes as well.


The lake where we fish trout actually release them into the lake early in the season when they  are small. So they're home grown and there's a limit to how many we can get a day (6-9ish limit? I dunno, I just fill up the bucket when I'm lucky and hope the cops don't see me but we do follow the size limit though) LOL We hike about half a mile from the road into the lake to get to the sweet spot.
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/11/2013 at 5:38pm
Originally posted by MTpow

where are you guys fishing that you are catching stuff "not in the wild"? A trout is not hard to catch.. you just need to know the proper tackle or fly to use.. depending on your method. Worms always work well in lakes as well.
Where we fish is at a man made lake and natural lake.In Socal natural lakes are limited and you have to drive at least 2 hours to the nearest lake or you can find a easy man made lake just anywhere within city limits but it's crap and the surrounding neighbor is filled with crime and isn't always stocked with good fish and not upkept with maintenance,I took a trip to Irvine lake and no luck there,I think catching a good trout species takes the right bait/ conditions as well make it's a little hard for us to fish it off from the bank shores to those whom have a private fishing boat.I've use anywhere from Berkley's power bait from dough,worm,jigs,fresh bait to fly's.So I guess it's a matter of finding a secret spot or just a lake that is actually filled with trout.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/11/2013 at 5:40pm
the whole fake lake fishing thing trips me out.
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2013 at 12:12pm
Originally posted by spenser

the whole fake lake fishing thing trips me out.

yeah, it's quite embarrassing to say ,I don't mind fishing the man made stuff but planning out a trip to a real lake would take up an entire day it's just something we get for living in a city and that I'm accustomed to.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2013 at 12:28pm
I don't mean it in a bad way, it's just a foreign concept to me that I usually forget exists, hah.  fishing is fishing and it's all fun, really.
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2013 at 12:59pm
fake lake? lol I'd like to try one of those one day for sure fish! lol and big ones too.
been a while since I've got a good catch...sigh... miss that feeling, where the end of the rod starts to feel heavy..
i can't wait!
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/12/2013 at 2:04pm
Anyone here been to one of those rich people area where you catch and release? Usually bigger fish than average. My friend invited me to go last year and when he said "Catch and Release" I cringed a little. I fish to keep! and eat...we didn't catch much but still a good way to relax. that place was super clean. It's like super green cut grass, side walks, and etc. weird...really weird!
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/13/2013 at 1:05am
rich people wanting a fake manicured experience.... makes so much sense.  if you've got a lot of money, you'd think you'd at least pay for the real thing.  c'mon son!
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/13/2013 at 4:58am
I'm thinking of starting to use lures cuz I'm tired of my hands smelling like squid. Specifically for striped bass. Besides hair raisers and poppers, does anyone have recommendations?
is it just me? or is common sense not that common.
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/13/2013 at 11:25am
Yet another one at the lake. Haven't weight it yet but pretty big. My friend is getting all the luck! ...and here I am catching all the small fries.

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You'll never catch anything in a fake lake, only if you're lucky but that's not gonna happen.  LOL
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/13/2013 at 5:48pm
^not entirely true..I've caught plenty in fake lakes from cat,bluegill to big mouth bass just a matter of technique,bait and lots of patience.Even if you don't catch anything you still get to enjoy the presence of being outdoors and having fun along the way.
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/14/2013 at 4:33am
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^not entirely true..I've caught plenty in fake lakes from cat,bluegill to big mouth bass just a matter of technique,bait and lots of patience.Even if you don't catch anything you still get to enjoy the presence of being outdoors and having fun along the way.

And our local lake has attractive women jogging around.
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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/14/2013 at 10:21am
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Originally posted by bootleg

^not entirely true..I've caught plenty in fake lakes from cat,bluegill to big mouth bass just a matter of technique,bait and lots of patience.Even if you don't catch anything you still get to enjoy the presence of being outdoors and having fun along the way.
And our local lake has attractive women jogging around.

Especially in a rich neighborhoods. Girls tanning, jogging, and even fishing. I'm there for the fresh cut grass and clean environment to relax on. Don't have to worry about snakes, spiders, and other critters. lol, and especially dead fish or animal smells. Oh did I mentioned no jackasses flying around near the shore with his jet skis? hate that crap
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  Quote Angry Midget Yo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/14/2013 at 10:25am
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^not entirely true..I've caught plenty in fake lakes from cat,bluegill to big mouth bass just a matter of technique,bait and lots of patience.Even if you don't catch anything you still get to enjoy the presence of being outdoors and having fun along the way.

I guess that's the case for Big Bear Lake then because no one catches anything out there, which is probably why they do the golden fish event thingy where if you catch the tagged fish then you win like 50k.
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Originally posted by bootleg

^not entirely true..I've caught plenty in fake lakes from cat,bluegill to big mouth bass just a matter of technique,bait and lots of patience.Even if you don't catch anything you still get to enjoy the presence of being outdoors and having fun along the way.

I guess that's the case for Big Bear Lake then because no one catches anything out there, which is probably why they do the golden fish event thingy where if you catch the tagged fish then you win like 50k.

There's been a lot of mix reviews about the fishing at Big Bear otherwise it's decent a spot just not worth the drive if you're flying solo or with a buddy but definitely a good place to bring the whole family to fish and camp there.If you charter a boat you'll catch something your odds are much higher than lounging at the banks or docks,chances of catching that tagged fish is like 1 in a billion the size of that lake is enormous but a prize of 50k will draw any fishermen to the challenge,but in reality it's all in luck catching your dream fish even it ain't the species you wanted.
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/14/2013 at 7:01pm
Finally!!! Organized my tackle. Only took me an hour but everything should be easy access on/into my bag pack. From rigs down to my sand spike.
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 1:07am
the fact that it's a fake lake is just kind of creepy.  if "not inside a building" is the same as being "outdoors," sure, but I have to wonder how "outdoors" you are if it's a fake lake.  granted this could be because I don't know much at all about it, and maybe they make fake lakes in actual nature where there are no real lakes anywhere nearby, but I wouldn't know. either way, creepy.
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  Quote AJD13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 5:46am
i wouldnt consider a man made lake fake... in my hometown they built a dam back in the 20s thus creating our lake... i wouldnt consider it fake, it was originally a gorge with a river running through it. they decided to block it up... now there are natural 8-9lb largemouths in that thing and they are a great time. Did i mention that it probably covers 20 square miles? Is that considered fake?
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 8:45am
I'm guessing that most men-made lakes had some natural sources. Rivers blocked by dams to create lakes. I don't think many of the men-made lakes were dry ground that people went and dug huge holes and filled it with water.  So the fish in these lakes still have natural origins.
 
But, there are some rich neighborhoods that have small men-made ponds that wind through the backyards so the residents can fish from the comfort of their homes. And some of theme do not have a natural source of fish..and the community grounds keepers actually add live fish into the ponds for the residents to catch...Confused
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  Quote julius77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 9:12am
The 2 dungeness keepers I caught on Saturday. I switched to using a fishing pole with a crab snare and have had good luck so far. It also feels more sporty than pulling up a net, and you don't have to wait as long so it feels more fun. They were sweet and delicious.
^Here's a smaller female we threw back. Her underbelly was soft, so I hope she was carrying a lot of eggs for future sucessful crabbing trips!
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  Quote MTpow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 9:12am
Originally posted by AJD13

i wouldnt consider a man made lake fake... in my hometown they built a dam back in the 20s thus creating our lake... i wouldnt consider it fake, it was originally a gorge with a river running through it. they decided to block it up... now there are natural 8-9lb largemouths in that thing and they are a great time. Did i mention that it probably covers 20 square miles? Is that considered fake?


Where I'm from this would be called a reservoir.  Even though it's man made, I wouldn't call it a "fake lake."  I would consider anything that fish can get in and out of naturally to be good to go.  After reading through the posts since my king picture.. It just reinforced how fortunate I am to live where I do as well, even if it's not AK.  From my garage... the closest river access is about a 3 minute drive.  A 1 hour drive will get you to a virtually unlimited # of ponds, lakes, streams, rivers.. etc.  When it comes to trout fishing.. I am extremely spoiled. 
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 11:13am
I was talking about actual man made lakes, not just reservoirs or whatever they might be called.  full-on manufactured lake with fish brought in for people to catch.  I'm sure it's still fun, as all fishing is fun, the concept is just so.... weird...
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^^ someone told me to not leave crabs in water after you catch them.  don't know why that would affect the flavor or even if it's true (?)
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  Quote jhoang6 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 7:40pm
Use actual squid that you go buy in the market? frozen or fresh? to catch bass? really
humm.. i wonder how successful that is..
fishing is becoming so popular that Its even hard to catch pan fish, sigh..
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  Quote spenser Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/15/2013 at 9:35pm
not fishing, but there is not a boating thread and there doesn't need to be.

paperwork is done, hitch is on the car, and I got out for a couple hours today.  she's running great, and trailering it with my outback is smooth as butter.  or cake.  or beer.  whichever.

we went out in the evening for a couple hours.  it was kinda cold, but who cares.  had a couple beers, and headed to shelter island to check out jessica's family's cabin.  so stoked to spend time here this summer.



full kitchen/bar, living room, wood stove, loft, and an enclosed porch/entry area.


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  Quote haiv143 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2013 at 5:11am
Originally posted by Piranha

^^ someone told me to not leave crabs in water after you catch them.  don't know why that would affect the flavor or even if it's true (?)

They will drown in water :). Sounds weird but that's how it is. There's air in the water and they'll use up all the air if there's no mechanism to pump air into the water. So they'll die drowning.

I dont know about flavoring or what not. haha
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2013 at 7:10am
Invested in some poppers. Top water fishing is bad a$$. Nothing like seeing a fish attack your lure.
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Crabbing was awesome last night. Caught 5 and lost two off my snare. Only one keeper tho. Dungeness for dinner tonight.
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Invested in some poppers. Top water fishing is bad a$$. Nothing like seeing a fish attack your lure.


Love throwing dry flies for that specific reason.. so much fun with they nail it (thats what she said)
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Went over to my friend's place and help him made weights for snagging. These cost $4 each at the store. They're a 1lb each. Made from scrap metal with a clamp-shaped press. Hopefully it'll cost $1 each after he's done. You'll lose these easily from snagging so we're making our own.

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heading off tomorrow morning for some trout fishing in the O.C. just picked up this new thing recommended from the sales associate at Bass Pro Shop called Lip Ripperz Hatchery Dust and what it is a flavoring of garlic scent in pellet dust to mimic their hatchery food from the farms.I will post pics and results if this thing works as it says.
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farmed fish make me sad.

anyway, again, not fishing but I don't think there needs to be a separate "boating" thread.  lesson learned this evening.  three things... always have a spare boat key... key's do not float... and always have a floaty on your boat key, even if it "always" stays in the ignition and tied to the boat.

got off work at 6, headed right for the harbor.  went from auke bay to the end of north douglas, which is a far drive, but short boat ride.. the drive wraps around whereas the boat ride is fairly direct.  met some friends who were having a fire on the beach.  went over to the little north douglas launch ramp and tied up the boat and took the key. got a ride back to the fire.  hung out for a bit... headed back to the ramp when the sun was going down.  was going to boat back to auke bay, drop it off at my dad's (right by the bay) and then drive back to the fire.  when I was about to get in, I went for the key with my cold, fumbling hands, and of course it fell right into the water between the boat and dock and sank before I could do anything.  DUMBASS!  the only reason I took the key was so no one could steal the boat while I was gone.  usually it is in the ignition and tied down at all times.  not a big deal to replace, just lame.. but mostly funny.  thankfully it was no problem to get a ride back to my car, which I then drove to my boat and pulled it out.  in a way, it actually worked out because I was able to take my boat to my own house in Douglas.  I have yet to hook up the trailer lights and didn't want to drive it all the way home, so as to avoid a ticket.

anyway, couple pictures. first one is the view from north douglas across the water to the mendenhall valley area and wetlands, backed by the glacier and mendenhall towers and other mountains.  it's a couple miles away.  second is my two friends from tennessee, formerly living in NC riding beech mountain, and they moved up here last fall to snowboard and live a new life, and they are loving the bananas out of it.


   
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Thinking of switching from my high/low rig to a fish finder rig. What are other people using out there?
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I'm getting this fish finder for my friend's boat we're fixing up. Just a small boat that we'll use to get us into boat fishing. LINK. In case if the link is dead, it's a Lowrance Elite-5x DSI
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Originally posted by Piranha

^^ someone told me to not leave crabs in water after you catch them.  don't know why that would affect the flavor or even if it's true (?)

They will drown in water :). Sounds weird but that's how it is. There's air in the water and they'll use up all the air if there's no mechanism to pump air into the water. So they'll die drowning.

I dont know about flavoring or what not. haha
As long as you aerate the water or pour in fresh sea water periodically, they'll be fine. If you just leave them in a bucket with a little water they will die.
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  Quote solocreep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2013 at 3:41pm
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Originally posted by haiv143

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^^ someone told me to not leave crabs in water after you catch them.  don't know why that would affect the flavor or even if it's true (?)
They will drown in water :). Sounds weird but that's how it is. There's air in the water and they'll use up all the air if there's no mechanism to pump air into the water. So they'll die drowning. I dont know about flavoring or what not. haha

As long as you aerate the water or pour in fresh sea water periodically, they'll be fine. If you just leave them in a bucket with a little water they will die.

What do you use to clean it? The last keeper I pulled tasted sandy.
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usually, before I cook them and when they're alive I just dump them in a bucket full of fresh water. They will clean themselves. Sometimes I use a stick to stir them up just to get the dirt off the shell.
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Originally posted by julius77

Originally posted by haiv143

Originally posted by Piranha

^^ someone told me to not leave crabs in water after you catch them.  don't know why that would affect the flavor or even if it's true (?)
They will drown in water :). Sounds weird but that's how it is. There's air in the water and they'll use up all the air if there's no mechanism to pump air into the water. So they'll die drowning. I dont know about flavoring or what not. haha

As long as you aerate the water or pour in fresh sea water periodically, they'll be fine. If you just leave them in a bucket with a little water they will die.

What do you use to clean it? The last keeper I pulled tasted sandy.
I put them in the sink one at a time or two at a time. If you get too many, they fight each other and pinch each other's legs off/poke holes in each other. I use the spray button on the sink and just wash them down good with freshwater. They don't like this and get fiesty- it's usually when they attack anything around them. After I remove the belly, shell and guts; i wash them down again to get all the butter off the meat and sediment off the body under the shell.
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Here's a bunch of dungy and reds I caught on Wed and Thursday. Took an while last night to shell and get all the meat out, but I want to try and make crab cakes. Maybe crab rolls, too. We have a lot of crab meat.
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^ Those are some damn fine crabs you got there, julius77.

Had a great meal last night, found a new Lebanese restaurant and had shish tawook, falafel and hummous.
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Some of those crabs look small. Are they all legal???
is it just me? or is common sense not that common.
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Yes. These are all legal. People who keep the youngins are a$$holes. Dungys have to measure to 5 and 3/4 inch. Rock crab only have to measure to 4 inches. All of the smaller crab have black pinchers (rock crab), while the bigger dungeness species has white claws.
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  Quote bootleg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/26/2013 at 2:24pm
Originally posted by julius77

Yes. These are all legal. People who keep the youngins are a$$holes. Dungys have to measure to 5 and 3/4 inch. Rock crab only have to measure to 4 inches. All of the smaller crab have black pinchers (rock crab), while the bigger dungeness species has white claws.

some of the two do look under size but however nice catch, did you use a crab pot trap or caught them by hand on a rock jetty. I would make a crab ceviche out of those things.
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man those crabs looks good! Crabs are a lot of work to eat though. Do you guys eat the eggs and gills?
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I only keep the Dungeness crabs. The other types is too much work for a little meat.
is it just me? or is common sense not that common.
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Originally posted by haiv143

man those crabs looks good! Crabs are a lot of work to eat though. Do you guys eat the eggs and gills?
Haven't had crab in a while... but I do eat the eggs from time to time.. I dont eat the gills tho.. i might suck the juices out but that's bout it.
Lotsa cholesterol yum.
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Any of you do grunion runs?  I haven't tried yet but it looks so fun to catch!  LOL
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