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Spoonchucker

Newbie
Jan 9, 2013
5
5
Sea. Wa. King
Name
D
Boat
Trophy
Got out Sunday for last shot at Kings - working Pt Robinson at Sunrise.

Couple of decent natives and a handful of dink Coho so nothing in the kill bag....until:

Baby Harbor Seal! Have had the adults steal fish but never hooked one - got this one on a Protol Proflash with Green Glow Hootchie tipped with Herring filet.

Got him in the edge of a flipper - soon as his head popped up and we realized he was hooked, instinct was to cut him loose (don't want the fines associated with messing with Marine Mammals) - but I just got the flasher with the blinky light and it cost me $17 so wanted it back (and as a lesser concern, did not want to leave him dragging the flasher around) - cut the line off about a foot from his flipper - stainless barbless hook probably fell out by now.

While dragging him to the boat - other boats were crusing by shouting seal recipes - consensus is they are best BBQ's or Smoked.

No animals were harmed.

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koopa

Arima Adventures
Feb 3, 2018
75
58
39
Puget sound
Name
Koopa
Boat
Arima
Caught one of these 15 years ago off Point Defiance. Little guy went on a screaming run and we thought it was a nice king at first. It took a hootchie and was hooked above the eye. We got all the gear back and released unharmed. Way back in the day off point D we had a big something hit and totally snap the pole in half. Most likely a big deal.
 

fishbadger

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Apr 6, 2012
252
208
WA
Name
fishbadger
Boat
.Grady Gulfstream 232 "Herd of Turtles"
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