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Old 08-18-2021, 09:31 PM   #1
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Iíve never fished for salmon until today. One of my guys at work told me I was coming with him after work so I pulled out the waders and bought what he told me to get. That is some of the best fighting fish Iíve ever caught. Needless to say, Iím hooked now.


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Old 08-18-2021, 09:42 PM   #2
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I’d estimate that I caught close to 300 salmon last summer on the Kitimat River here in British Columbia. So much fun and yes pound for pound they pack a lot of fight, especially when they get their head turned downriver.
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Old 08-18-2021, 09:43 PM   #3
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Always chasing that first fish high. Looks like fun


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Old 08-18-2021, 09:47 PM   #4
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Congratulations, nice fish and water looks great.
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Old 08-18-2021, 09:55 PM   #5
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Congrats! You do any hunting over there for black tail?
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:05 PM   #6
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Yes sir. That looks like fun!
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:08 PM   #7
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Next go fish for a gooeyduck. I am sure I misspelled it. Google it. You won't be disappointed
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:15 PM   #8
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Awesome! On my bucket list
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:17 PM   #9
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Waydago! That would be a perk
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:31 PM   #10
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Congrats! You do any hunting over there for black tail?
Last year was my first season to hunt them. Where I was hunting you couldnít take a doe and thatís pretty much all I seen. I bought a pass this year to 76k acres and I can take doe on it. Iím going after archery elk this year also.
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:33 PM   #11
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Good eating! Congrats!


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Old 08-18-2021, 10:33 PM   #12
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Iíd estimate that I caught close to 300 salmon last summer on the Kitimat River here in British Columbia. So much fun and yes pound for pound they pack a lot of fight, especially when they get their head turned downriver.
Thatís what this one did several times. I didnít think it was going to stop. My arms and legs are actually sore from this fish. I ended up catching 2 pinks also but they got off before I could get them on the net.
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:34 PM   #13
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Next go fish for a gooeyduck. I am sure I misspelled it. Google it. You won't be disappointed
A lot of folks up here head to the sound and catch them. Iíve heard they are delicious.
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Old 08-18-2021, 10:49 PM   #14
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First fish I ever caught. They are great. Congratulations.
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Old 08-19-2021, 01:04 AM   #15
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Congrats Boyd1212! Great fish man!

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Old 08-19-2021, 05:33 AM   #16
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Very cool!


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Old 08-19-2021, 05:55 AM   #17
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Congratulations.

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Old 08-19-2021, 06:12 AM   #18
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Cool! Congratulations.
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Old 08-19-2021, 06:24 AM   #19
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Are you a native or Texas transplant? I’m asking because I’ve heard Texans are not received very well up there.
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:32 AM   #20
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Nice fish. one day i hope to get that way and fish. Looks to be a bit crowded. I count 8 guys just in that area
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:43 AM   #21
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:47 AM   #22
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Nice!


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Old 08-19-2021, 11:02 AM   #23
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It's a blast! Love it up there, especially north of Seattle away from the crazies. Beautiful country and great for people that love the outdoors.
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:38 AM   #24
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Are you a native or Texas transplant? Iím asking because Iíve heard Texans are not received very well up there.
Iím born and raised Texan. We moved up here for a few years to help out some family that are in poor health. We will probably be here for another year or so then head back down to Texas.
There is a lot of folks that donít like Texanís here but there is also a lot of people that ask why I left that great state. Lol
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:41 AM   #25
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Nice fish. one day i hope to get that way and fish. Looks to be a bit crowded. I count 8 guys just in that area
Oh yeah, there was probably 40-50 people in that stretch. You stand about 6í apart and when the guy on your right cast, you cast just after him. You let your line run down river and wait for a different hit than the rocks. Itís pretty much snagging. They call it flossing here. Luckily I hooked mine in the mouth so I was able to keep it.
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Old 08-19-2021, 11:41 AM   #26
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Nice fish and very addicting for sure!
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:11 PM   #27
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Itís pretty much snagging. They call it flossing here. Luckily I hooked mine in the mouth so I was able to keep it.
Ive heard of that. Does the Game Warden check the mouths for a hole? What if you caught him in the mouth but he had a recent snag wound??
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:49 PM   #28
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That looks like good eating - Congrats!
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Old 08-19-2021, 12:56 PM   #29
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Yep, i really like fishing for them also. The Kenai River in Alaska and I had a love affair going for a few years.
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Old 08-19-2021, 02:27 PM   #30
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Great eating.
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Old 08-19-2021, 04:43 PM   #31
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Ive heard of that. Does the Game Warden check the mouths for a hole? What if you caught him in the mouth but he had a recent snag wound??
You know, I never thought of it like that. I havenít came across a single GW since Iíve been here while in the woods or fishing. Iíll have to ask that question when I see one. I think if I catch more then Iíll keep an eye out on that and probably throw it back if there is a hole any other place.
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Old 08-19-2021, 07:14 PM   #32
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Heck yea man-since I gave the recommendation on the moving company do I get to come hunt with you next year
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:02 PM   #33
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Last year was my first season to hunt them. Where I was hunting you couldnít take a doe and thatís pretty much all I seen. I bought a pass this year to 76k acres and I can take doe on it. Iím going after archery elk this year also.
I'm thinking real hard about trying for blacktail in November. What's it cost for private access like you found? Arm and a leg?
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:49 PM   #34
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Heck yea man-since I gave the recommendation on the moving company do I get to come hunt with you next year
Buy the tags and Iíll put you in the right direction.
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Old 08-19-2021, 08:51 PM   #35
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I'm thinking real hard about trying for blacktail in November. What's it cost for private access like you found? Arm and a leg?
They only sell 300 of these permits a year. But it was $175 for access. The only issue right now is the land is closed due to fire danger. If it doesn’t rain soon, I’m not going to be able to hunt the first part of the elk and deer season. To be honest, the public land bow hunting isn’t all that bad. Now rifle, that sucks.
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Old 08-19-2021, 09:32 PM   #36
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They only sell 300 of these permits a year. But it was $175 for access. The only issue right now is the land is closed due to fire danger. If it doesnít rain soon, Iím not going to be able to hunt the first part of the elk and deer season. To be honest, the public land bow hunting isnít all that bad. Now rifle, that sucks.
That's not bad. I'm still on the fence about it. If I do go, I'll hit you up. If you don't mind, PM me the GMU so I can do a little online digging. I appreciate it.

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Old 08-20-2021, 08:42 PM   #37
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Man, I looked closer at the dates and it won't work out for me. Unfortunately I'm not flexible on the dates and it would only give me 3 days to hunt. That's a long haul for a 3 day hunt. Maybe some other year.
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