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    VMC Inline Replacement Hooks

    What do you think of the stock split rings? I just listened to Ken from Ken's Custom in O'cide on Let's Talk Hookup, and he said he uses Mustad ringed hoodlum live bait in 4/0 or 5/0 with the stock split rings. Thanks.
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    Advice for hotel in Anchorage - Katmai Lodge trip

    Thanks for the replies. I'll only be in Anchorage overnight for about 10 hours, or I'd rent a car. I know hotel experiences are individual, but the total "terrible / poor" reviews are only around 9% for Lakeshore Inn, so I booked with them (lodge rate ~ same as Coast International Inn...
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    Advice for hotel in Anchorage - Katmai Lodge trip

    I'm going early AUG. I look forward to your review. The low reviews even there look super-sketchy, have not booked it yet. Most hotels have terrible reviews, even over $200/night. Only a few B+Bs look good in Anchorage (based on # of low reviews), but I don't think they have airport shuttles...
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    Advice for hotel in Anchorage - Katmai Lodge trip

    Their website says $222 for a Friday night...
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    Advice for hotel in Anchorage - Katmai Lodge trip

    I know it's not a report.... yet. Going to Katmai Lodge in August, and I have to spend the 1st night in Anchorage. Any recommendations for where to stay? Thank you.
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    Katmai Lodge vs. Whaler's Cove; Alaska this summer

    Thanks for your reply. So fly from Katmai Lodge in the morning to Anchorage? What did you do with your fish to keep them frozen? Then fly that night on the redeye back to San Diego?
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    Katmai Lodge vs. Whaler's Cove; Alaska this summer

    Thanks for your comments. Do you have a lodge recommendation in Kodiak? It seems hard to get home to San Diego from Anchorage in one day, the flights are early morning and the lodge can't get you to the airport in time.
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    Katmai Lodge vs. Whaler's Cove; Alaska this summer

    I'm looking for someone who's been to both to contrast / compare these two. I've been to Whaler's Cove, it was great (fishing on smooth water close to the lodge, which I need). Would be nice to see bear (which I think are abundant at Katmai, not so much at Whaler's) but I think fishing there is...
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    Cedros Island Tackle Recommendations August 2018?

    Just got some 50# and 60# fluoro, a Salas 6X in white for any deeper areas, and picked up these wicked looking hooks: Eagle Claw Trokar Kelp Trick 3/4.
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    Cedros Island Tackle Recommendations August 2018?

    Forgot: Is it worth bringing the Shimano Flat Falls? I'm trying to reduce weight and they are heavy, and I've not seen anyone talking about them. Thanks.
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    Cedros Island Tackle Recommendations August 2018?

    Down there, the fish are aggressive, fluoro is probably overkill, but it is good for abrasion resistance. Do you use a mono leader on 40# braid for CBs, or straight 40# (e.g. XXX) mono tied to lures?
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    Cedros Island Tackle Recommendations August 2018?

    OK, now I understand about the sabiki sinkers. I don't bring rods on the plane, so I won't have a sabiki rod (sounds like a GREAT idea though); I'll rig an 8 or 10 oz. sinker for the sabiki rig on my heavy rod. I like 40# mono for surface irons too, I typically have a 75 - 90 yard topshot of it...
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    Cedros Island Tackle Recommendations August 2018?

    Thanks for the tips. 3 oz. for sabikis? I think someone recommended 8 - 12 oz., but I don't know why I'd need so heavy. PowerPro 65# on the bass reel; PowerPro Super Slick 55# on the Torium 16 for irons; 65# mono on the trolling reel. Looks like I need to get some Blue Label 40# and maybe 50#...
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    Cedros Island Tackle Recommendations August 2018?

    Going again this weekend. But I know conditions there change each year, and even each month. Please comment below in reply: Rapala XRAP MAG 30, in Bonito; and Mackerel; and red head. Are they worth bringing for trolling, or do the pangeros use live mackerel when trolling? Daiwa SP Minnow in...