Recent content by AKSalmon

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    Dark green braid..?

    A couple years ago I bought a used 50 full of new or almost new green Accurate 130 solid braid. I fished it once and hated it so much I stripped the line and filled it with white. I'll never fish dark green on a sport boat again. I did just fill one of my reels with multi color line so I can...
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    Inside LA Harbor and the Catch of a Lifetime

    I still remember the first fish I caught 66 years ago. Your son will remember this day as well. Congratulations to both of you! Oh, and Mom too!!
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    Political BS Official corona virus memes and jokes thread.

    This seems an appropriate link for this thread:
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    USe a ring or swivel on wahoo bait leaders?

    Is a ring preferred to a small swivel, or is a swivel simply unnecessary? I make mine both ways and have yet to decide if the swivel helps.
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    Furthest you’ve fished/furthest the fleet will go

    I did fly fish but the places we fished would have required much longer casts than I was capable of; a spey fisherman might have been able to do it. I used pretty much the same tackle I used for fishing king salmon in rivers up here and caught fish on wobblers. For some reason, I had no strikes...
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    Furthest you’ve fished/furthest the fleet will go

    "I've never had camel.... was it tasty?" Actually, I did not eat any. The camels I saw were working animals plus a few free range animals in Mongolia. The food in Mongolia, btw, was **horrible.** Egyptian food was OK but not really my favorite. We kept a couple Nile perch, which are very good...
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    Furthest you’ve fished/furthest the fleet will go

    I did a fly down/fly back trip to Egypt to fish Nile Perch, and a fly down/fly back trip to Mongolia to fish hucho taimen. Both were great trips but I really missed the Red Rooster food. On the other hand, there were camels in both places...
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    .270 or 7mm Mag?

    Savage 110 in .308. Cheap and effective with little kick.
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    Five Star Fish Processing temporary closure

    I've been using 5 Star for a decade or so and have good things to say about them. I worry that this temporary closure may not be so temporary -- especially if the fleet is kept in the dock this summer.
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    Royal Polaris Location

    Only slightly off topic: If there is no bait to make at Hurricane Bank, why are the fish there? I know the crew can often take fliers at night at the Bank. Is that all there is?
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    Seven Seven Knot?

    Could it be the RP knot with 7 wraps down and 7 wraps up? John Collins does use the RP not, or at least he used to.
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    Unknown reel

    Here you go:
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    Using a Downrigger in Mexican Waters ?

    Slow troll a live Caballito for marlin. It works.
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    Wahoo line choice...

    You bend the rod to apply pressure; that is, the rod bends before enough pull is put on the drag and line goes out. This effectively increases the pressure on the fish. When wahoo fishing, many people use a stupid tight drag so there is no need to bend the rod and the fish can be cranked...
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    Southeast bank

    I'm curious: How was the Boccaccio? I personally don't think much of them on the table. Silver Grays -- a very common rockfish in SE Alaska -- aren't especially tasty either.