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Old 04-11-2019, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Striperdude View Post
Saw that last nite don't fancy pounding around in 6ftrs for the first outting of the season anyway .oh well hopefully plenty more days ahead .we just gotta find these inshore haddock everyone keeps on about 🎣
It was nice not having to run all the way to the bank last spring.
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Old 04-11-2019, 06:03 PM
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I know lol lmao
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:33 AM
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Looks like Wednesday afternoon for me guys.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:36 PM
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I'm out 6am fingers crossed .
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Old 04-16-2019, 08:04 PM
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going out tomorrow morning to the bank will post tomorrow night
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Striperdude View Post
I'm out 6am fingers crossed .
Good Luck!
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:17 AM
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Good luck out there today. Send some haddock pics tonight!
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Old 04-17-2019, 01:51 PM
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I was out today, friggen slayed the sculpin! Double headers as fast as you could get it down !

it was pretty slim Pickens all morning. I finally found a few but it took some doing.
I couldn’t catch shit up on top in the shallow water, well, except the most sculpin I have ever seen.

Quite the dragger convention going on also. Draggers everywhere.
Lot of dolphin, whales, seals and gannets.

I managed to jig a seal on the bottom, that was fun until he broke off a $12. Jig. I thought they were smart?
Had a small whale hanging around the boat for about an hour, went right under the boat once. 10 Feet under !
Little breezy at daybreak but it laid down flat around 9:30 or so. Made for a nice ride in.

I finally managed to limit out but there are nowhere near the fish that were there last season. Maybe the dragger convention is partially responsible for that.
Anyone else do any better ?
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Old 04-17-2019, 03:34 PM
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Started at middle bank this morning up top same as north coast couldnt buy a haddock up top .fished all the way to NW nothing but sculpin .decided to go deep eventually found a few at about 280 ft a lot of work ended up with 26 haddock between 5 guys for a full day .counted 14 draggers in about a 2 sq mile area .i.idk I hope they having killed it for the spring .werent even picking through shorts also almost 0 cod very little life about .idk boys seems different this year .
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Old 04-17-2019, 04:33 PM
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Not encouraging reports
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Old 04-17-2019, 05:10 PM
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Today was a tough day up on Jeffreys as well. 4 of us only got 24 keepers. We had a bunch of 19"-21" fish biggest was 26". We also got 6 cusk and a bunch of redfish but not like the big reds we saw last spring.
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Old 04-17-2019, 06:16 PM
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haddock fishing
we staid around nwc begged 15+ almost right away 3 guys few double headers few 20 + at beginning..... sow we start to put back the 17" after moving several time we manage to beg 10 more between 17 and 20 .. a lot shorts ones
surprise of the day was : the amount of the braggers ever,y where almost on top each other , no site of cod , and catch and release of a flounder and no other boats at the ramp..!
great 1st day overall ..!!
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:56 AM
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day boat scallopers, allowed 400lbs/day I believe. They limit out in few hours.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:48 AM
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Think some were but there was definitely a few of them with bottom trawls saw couple haul back with nice big bags .hopefully they clear off and something moves up on top .i know they have to survive too .but something wasn't right up top seemed void of life but for sculpins
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Originally Posted by Striperdude View Post
Think some were but there was definitely a few of them with bottom trawls saw couple haul back with nice big bags .hopefully they clear off and something moves up on top .i know they have to survive too .but something wasn't right up top seemed void of life but for sculpins

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Old 04-19-2019, 02:42 PM
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Don't they clear off when the fish are all caught?
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Striperdude View Post
Think some were but there was definitely a few of them with bottom trawls saw couple haul back with nice big bags .hopefully they clear off and something moves up on top .i know they have to survive too .but something wasn't right up top seemed void of life but for sculpins
Are we going to need a good recipe for sculpin?
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:17 PM
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I hope not .tried one last year actually not too bad fried in butter .if nothing else is about y not .t.therez no commercial value in them for those boys so they might leave them alone .i.im sure the fish will show yet .
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:08 AM
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Not only are we going to need a good recipe for sculpin, we’re going to need to start using our trout gear out there.
Cod jigging rigs are so , yesterday.
While we’re at it a good skate recipe probably wouldn’t hurt either.
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Originally Posted by north coast View Post
Not only are we going to need a good recipe for sculpin, we’re going to need to start using our trout gear out there.
Cod jigging rigs are so , yesterday.
While we’re at it a good skate recipe probably wouldn’t hurt either.
Hey skate wings poached in milk are A+ eating. Pain in the neck to clean but man are they tastey.
As for sculpin, they’re great too, as long as they are cold, and of the Ballast Point Grapefruit variety!
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