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Old 08-24-2019, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Slammed them in Alaska

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the last 3 days fishing in Alaska and boy was it truly an experience. We had a large group 26 folks 22 of which were fishing. The kingfisher lodge was able to set us up with first class accommodations and some amazing captins.

Our group took up 5 boats and every boat did excellent every day. My group had the opportunity to fish with Captain Dave aboard ďPocketsĒ.

Day 1 of fishing was definitely the nicest day weather wise we had clear skyís and 8í seas but Dave was able to set us up on limits of Coho salmon and Halibuts along with a bonus Chinook salmon. Name:  IMG_1664.jpg
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Day two we woke up to even worse conditions the seas were mean and skyís grey full of rain... we had 6-8í seas with the occasional 10í set along with severe wind chop winds were sustained at 30-40mph. Captin Dave definitely worked hard to put us on fish again.
We ended up this day with a good box of 19 cohos and 1 large king. It was way to rough to try to halibut fish. Name:  IMG_2521.jpg
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Day 3 was another pretty nautical day we had lighter winds around 20-25mph but the seas.... we had 10-12í seas with the occasional 14í set roll through but then again Dave got us on fish withen minutes. We had a down rigger go down and a sea lion attack some fish but ended the day with another 25 Coho and 1 big king. Name:  IMG_1736.jpg
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Overall this has been an amazing experience kingfisher lodge really takes care of you. Our group all did extremely well with the weather conditions we had. Most boats limited out every day On Coho salmon. We ended up having over 2000 pounds of fillets in 3 days. Each person fishing is taking home 94 pounds of fillets each!Name:  IMG_1745.jpg
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:07 AM   #2
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Lots of good eatin right there
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:12 AM   #3
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That is awesome!
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:13 AM   #4
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Awesome man. Me and Tiff will be headed up there next year for our 10 year. I’m going to be hitting you up. I want in on some of that.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:41 AM   #5
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That’s incredible!
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:42 AM   #6
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Thatís incredible!
If we could have halibut fished every day we probably would be bringing home 125-150 lbs each
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:47 AM   #7
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Heck ya! Looks like a ball (and some dang good eatin')!
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:52 AM   #8
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Hope you left some fish for other people! That's quite the haul!

Alaskan Salmon at the HEB is usually over $10/lb.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:18 PM   #9
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Congrats to you and your bride Chris! Looks like yall had one awesome time!
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:20 PM   #10
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Hope you left some fish for other people! That's quite the haul!

Alaskan Salmon at the HEB is usually over $10/lb.
14.97 a pound we are flying home just under 3k dollars worth of fish.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:21 PM   #11
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Congrats to you and your bride Chris! Looks like yall had one awesome time!
It was a blast, I feel confident I can fish any seas lol.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:25 PM   #12
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That's awesome, Alaska fishing trip is on my bucket list

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Old 08-24-2019, 12:31 PM   #13
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Awesome trip Chris, congrats!
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:33 PM   #14
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That's awesome, Alaska fishing trip is on my bucket list

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Old 08-24-2019, 12:34 PM   #15
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Awesome man. Me and Tiff will be headed up there next year for our 10 year. Iím going to be hitting you up. I want in on some of that.
Well letís go fishing and we can discuss this trip..
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:43 PM   #16
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Heck of yeah, y'all did good
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:47 PM   #17
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Got that right.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:30 PM   #18
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Dam son.... all I got to say
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:34 PM   #19
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14.97 a pound we are flying home just under 3k dollars worth of fish.
Curious - what is involved in getting the meat back home?
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:01 PM   #20
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Awesome haul! I had the privilege of doing this last year about this time. Very memorable trip!


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Old 08-24-2019, 02:14 PM   #21
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:47 PM   #22
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Curious - what is involved in getting the meat back home?
When I go up, I vacuum pack it, freeze it solid, and put it in a cooler. It comes on the same flight as me. If you take your family just combine your clothes into as few suitcases as possible and bring more coolers!
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:49 PM   #23
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nice! looks tasty!
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:58 PM   #24
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Curious - what is involved in getting the meat back home?
The lodge cuts it into portions, vacuum seals it, freezes it, packs it into 50lb insulated boxes, labels it and make sure it gets on the plane. Then you have to pay as if itís a checked bag.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:00 PM   #25
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That's a bucket list trip for me!
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:01 PM   #26
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Would have been hard not to carve off a slice of one them salmon and not eat it right out the water!!

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Old 08-24-2019, 03:05 PM   #27
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Would have been hard not to carve off a slice of one them salmon and not eat it right out the water!!

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Fishing was so fast you hardly had time.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:54 PM   #28
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My buddy is up there now doing the same thing. He says it a really good time
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:55 PM   #29
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My buddy is up there now doing the same thing. He says it a really good time


What charter does he use?


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Old 08-24-2019, 03:57 PM   #30
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Actually I dont know that. He got an invite from a fella who has a winter house in corpus. He might be fishing with that guy
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:58 PM   #31
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Actually I dont know that. He got an invite from a fella who has a winter house in corpus. He might be fishing with that guy


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Old 08-24-2019, 04:45 PM   #32
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Alaska is awesome. Been twice now. Last year we did a DIY trip out of Greenrocks lodge in Petersburg and had an absolute blast they give you the boat and unlimited fuel, bait, tackle, crash course the first day on where to go/ what to do then you are off on your own to come and go as you please for a week. The 3 of us all brought home a 50lb box of king salmon and halibut


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Old 08-24-2019, 04:46 PM   #33
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Alaska is awesome. Been twice now. Last year we did a DIY trip out of Greenrocks lodge in Petersburg and had an absolute blast they give you the boat and unlimited fuel, bait, tackle, crash course the first day on where to go/ what to do then you are off on your own to come and go as you please for a week. The 3 of us all brought home a 50lb box of king salmon and halibut


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With the seas we had I definitely wouldnít feel safe operating a boat there
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:53 PM   #34
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With the seas we had I definitely wouldnít feel safe operating a boat there


Donít blame ya. Where we were at was on the inside passage and pretty protected. Not much different than what Iím used to operating in in Matagorda bay


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Old 08-24-2019, 06:12 PM   #35
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Some mighty fine eating right there!!!
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What an adventure!! Congratulations on a trip of a lifetime!
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:22 PM   #37
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What an adventure!! Congratulations on a trip of a lifetime!


Absolutely Iíll never forget it! Maybe in a few years Iíll find my way back here.


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Congrats, looks like you all had a blast.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:37 PM   #39
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Anyone have a salmon recipe lol
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:51 PM   #40
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Cedar Plank Salmon

Soak a cedar plank in water for an hour. Put a filet on the plank, skin side down. Slather it with mustard and then pack brown sugar on top to cover the mustard. Put it on the grill (indirect heat) for about 20-30 mins.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:51 PM   #41
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Cedar Plank Salmon

Soak a cedar plank in water for an hour. Put a filet on the plank, skin side down. Slather it with mustard and then pack brown sugar on top to cover the mustard. Put it on the grill (indirect heat) for about 20-30 mins.


Thatís interesting Iíll have to try it. Thanks.


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Wish I could get Mrs Lobo to go for that. She wants to go to Alaska and She loves to fish but gets weak kneed, sweaty and breaks out in hysterics if we even get close to the end of the jetties!

Great haul!
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Wish I could get Mrs Lobo to go for that. She wants to go to Alaska and She loves to fish but gets weak kneed, sweaty and breaks out in hysterics if we even get close to the end of the jetties!

Great haul!
Go with a group and the ladies can go do stuff in town we had 4-5 ladies that didnít fish but had a great time
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fishing in alaska will spoil you. looks like you had a great trip!
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:20 PM   #45
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trip of a lifetime. One day soon I will try
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:32 PM   #46
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It's pretty good.

My opinion is the Coho (Silver Salmon) is best grilled or baked. Rub it with some Olive Oil or butter and sprinkle fresh dill, cilantro, or rosemary on top. You can also smoke it.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:58 PM   #47
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Awesome trip!! We've been talking about trying to get up there in the next couple years!!


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Old 08-25-2019, 10:33 AM   #49
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Awesome trip!! We've been talking about trying to get up there in the next couple years!!


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