Saltwater Got lucky

sgwill122

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Feb 21, 2011
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Stephen
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'Lady Karen' 28 Duckworth Offshore
My wife went fishing with me today and caught the biggest local hatchery fish landed on my boat. I had assumed they were all 6-10lbs.
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Tish

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Jun 27, 2019
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Grant
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1991 Achilles SGX-122, 1997 Boston Whaler Dauntless 17
Damn that is a monster, nice job! Where were you fishing (marine area)?
 
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Nosecrets

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Jul 6, 2012
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North of seattle
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Blackmouther
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9' bullfrog "mr big"
Cleaned and bled it was 22lbs on my bathroom scale. I am calling it 25lbs, it will probably be 30 by next year. It bit a Coho Killer but the hootchie got more action although none of them made it into the net.

Solid 25 and some change. They need to rename that spoon. I don’t think I have ever caught a coho on one.
 
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Fish-a-palooza

I'd rather be fishing!
Jul 5, 2010
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Port Susan WA
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Wayne
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Seahawk II
Nice Fish!
 
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saltchuckmatt

Long time puget sound fisherman
Sep 21, 2014
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Seattle
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matthew paulsen
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19 ft. campion Etec lover!
Cleaned and bled it was 22lbs on my bathroom scale. I am calling it 25lbs, it will probably be 30 by next year. It bit a Coho Killer but the hootchie got more action although none of them made it into the net.
Yes...25, and just think if you would have lost it at the net it would have been a thirty pounder!

I think its time to start an over 20lber thread. Pictures of PS hogs only!

Excellent fish and what appears to be a happy wife!
 
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ShoreSling_r

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Dandy fish there!

The coho killers do catch fish of course, but I personally dislike dragging around tiny shakers you can't even detect. And they are definitely magnets for tiny salmon. I personally find them a little too flimsy, bendable and breakable, also. The Wee Gibbs are virtually identical in shape and action but are a "wee" bit heavier and more durable. For chinook in Puget Sound (if not pounding the mud and sand at Midchannel) I prefer BIG spoons... but that's just me.
 
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Nosecrets

Blackmouthers good side
Jul 6, 2012
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Blackmouther
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9' bullfrog "mr big"
Dandy fish there!

The coho killers do catch fish of course, but I personally dislike dragging around tiny shakers you can't even detect. And they are definitely magnets for tiny salmon. I personally find them a little too flimsy, bendable and breakable, also. The Wee Gibbs are virtually identical in shape and action but are a "wee" bit heavier and more durable. For chinook in Puget Sound (if not pounding the mud and sand at Midchannel) I prefer BIG spoons... but that's just me.

Ive been surprised how they produce on big fish but would agree they are light. Had a few snap in half after being hit so many times. But tried a heavier version with non comparable results. Definitely a name change to nookie nailer
 

NWGuy

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Jul 31, 2009
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Bryan Grant
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16', ancient, money pit
Nice fish! The wife looks very happy!
 
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jcarufo

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May 26, 2008
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Jean Carufo
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17' Boston Whaler: Tuna Maru
Ive been surprised how they produce on big fish but would agree they are light. Had a few snap in half after being hit so many times. But tried a heavier version with non comparable results. Definitely a name change to nookie nailer
I agree. We've been fishing them on the WCVI out of Ukie for the last couple of years for our Columbia Fall fish as they go by in July with great results. We stack two on a side and fish nothing else. Okay, about a dozen fish and they are toast, but..........We've also tried ALL the 'alternatives' and not had the same results. Nookie Nailer does sound like a possibility, but whatever you call it, it is a true 'Killer'. It also got bit with Springers in the mouth of the Willamette here in Portland. What's not to love.
 
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firtree

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    Nick
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    Scout Abaco 280
    Is there something with that same Coho Killer shape just twice the size? I too pick up a lot of shakers with them, but they also accounted for a few nice coho.
     
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    Tish

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    Grant
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    1991 Achilles SGX-122, 1997 Boston Whaler Dauntless 17
    Is there something with that same Coho Killer shape just twice the size? I too pick up a lot of shakers with them, but they also accounted for a few nice coho.
    Gibbs Skinny G is similar-ish shape and action and is a bit bigger but not twice as big as a coho killer, maybe 33% bigger.

    Edit: coho killer is about 2.9 inches, the skinny g is about 3.5
     
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    EJ Swanny

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    Nov 30, 2010
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    Just match the hatch, don't think I've seen big herring (or any sizable) for years in MA10/11. Shores of stone (taking away their eel-grass, spawning grounds), up North they are doing ALOT better......

    Now is the time for the larger fish (or it used to be)...last week of July, first week of August. There will be some pickers 20+, good luck all..be safe...
     
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    EJ Swanny

    Three Generations of Uff-Dah
    Nov 30, 2010
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    Oh, BTW, you didn't get lucky, you know what you're doing. Luck helps, but skill usually wins out....great job....
     
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