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posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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Man I caught a beast today and just felt compelled to share! No worries about a slaying, it was catch and release, but she was an 18 pound Chinook Salmon caught on a pink bubble gum worm and 8# test. The other silver was a coho hen, 11 pounds. Was it cold in December on the Oregon Siletz river? Heck yea, but worth it!!
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Peace,
spec




posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 02:58 PM
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NICE!!!!!!!!!
I would put a pic of my big fish today but the picture weights 10lbs

A little pig 4 1/2lbs from today

A lake Record hog 12.10 lbs from this past summer
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posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 03:33 PM
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Outstanding! I have no fish stories.

Other then the one about the girl that went fishing with 5 guys and came back with a big red snapper.

All I got.



posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 03:43 PM
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Schweet ga-tv-gi! Nice features and clarity on those beauties! Lake record huh? Well that's a good year or two worth o braggin' rights eh?

Thanks for sharing man, and yea, I'd rather be fishin'!

peace,
spec



posted on Dec, 3 2011 @ 03:52 PM
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Careful now, those things bite!!!!



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:24 AM
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Fish On!
Nice winter king, man (You said 'she' for the king? I'd have put money down that was a buck based on the jawline...) The silver had to be painfull to release... she looks pretty bright still. I'm in full blown evening fly tying mode right now getting ready for the first glint of chrome nosing into the river come summertime. I've been doing some ice fishing, but that's a poor substitute for casting flies, flinging hardware, and soaking eggs.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 05:07 PM
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Yea I am still a rookie somewhat when it comes to salmon, and you know how us guys sometimes use the female reference for things of admiration.

Yea the bright silver was tough to let go too. Honestly we were unsure about what we could keep, but decided to air on the side of safety because here in Oregon, they can take your boat or rig for violations! Turns out, we could have kept the King, and now I know. Too bad because 'he' would have been nice smoked!
Summertime? Where are you at? No winter steelheading in your neck o the woods? Our season is just beginning for those beauties.
Thanks for the reply


spec



posted on Dec, 9 2011 @ 03:00 AM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Summertime? Where are you at? No winter steelheading in your neck o the woods? Our season is just beginning for those beauties.


Southcentral Alaska, Anchorage area. No steelies at all here, they're all in the Southeast. Our rivers (including the one in my backyard where I catch most of my silvers) are under a foot of ice right now. Everything that spawns runs in the summer except for a small, relatively undiscussed winter king run up the Eklutna that could start up anytime between late November and early January. I enjoy ice fishing on a lake in an ice shed with a heater, but no way in hell I'm going to sit in single digits on a river ice shelf over the river's tailrace. I lived in western WA for a couple of years and have fond memories of November/December steelie fishing. Sand shrimp under a slip float... always a winner.



posted on Feb, 5 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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I didn't want to start a new thread, so I thought it would be ok to post here. I hope??

Anyway, for all of you who love to ice fish like I do, we know safety is #1. Last nite in my area a fisherman went missing, and his body was found this morning. A 29 year old guy. We are all very sad.

But it must be said, that in this case common sense just was not there.

The ice was down to 2 inches. He was fishing in an area that has flowing water. He was fishing alone at nite and the story is at this time he was drinking. For any of you who ice fish, you know these are all BIG NO NO.s.

Guys and Gals, if your going to go out on the ice. Please use common sense. Catching some fish just ain't worth your life. I know I've been guilty of saying as long as the waters not over my head I'll be fine. But the truth is that doesn't really help if you do go in. If your in water with currents it can take you down in a flash.

And as far as the drinking, Hey I like to have a hot toddy with the gang. But don't get stupid. Even when the ice is 18 inchs there are still dangers out there.

And lastly. Do Not go out alone. No matter day or nite. It should be the buddy system out there. And it's more fun when you have someone to hang with. (and carry all the equipment).

Here where I live, ice fishing is pretty much over for the year. The weather just hasn't been cold enough to keep that ice growing. It went from 7 inches to 2 inches in a half a day.

You all be safe out there.
Tightlines,
Crappiekat


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