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Salmon River in NY, fall 2013


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I haven't fished that river in a long time and really enjoyed the steelhead run in the late fall. What a great fishery that place is.
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Let's see some fish Ally-012

A Skate caught just off Oban Scotland.
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Wow,
That must've been a battle for sure. Probably towed the boat for a while.  Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Let's see some fish   Let's see some fish EmptyFri Apr 11, 2014 10:05 am

This was about 12 years ago on the Sea of Cortez.

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Now that fish deserves some bragging rights.  cheers cheers

Or should I say the fisherman??? LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Let's see some fish   Let's see some fish EmptyFri Apr 11, 2014 10:54 am

That wasn't even the biggest Fish! It was the biggest Dorado of the trip though, and was my first Dorado on my first day of my first trip down there. About an hour later I landed a Pacific Sailfish that went well over 100 pounds. One buddy landed a Marlin that was close to 200 pounds. We released everything but the Dorado, which were delicious  Cool 

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Puff Daddy wrote:
We released everything but the Dorado, which were delicious  Cool 

Fantastic, I was going to ask if you ate that monster. I can only imagine how delicious it was.
You had one hell of a day on the water for sure.
 Very Happy 
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One of the guys I went down there with had a house. His family had been leasing it year round for a couple of decades, they all took turns going down at different times of the year. It was about half a mile from the port at Loreto, BCS, we fished there a couple weeks at a time in July a few years in a row until a hurricane wiped out the house a few years back. We would drive down (24 hour non stop drive from here) with an empty freezer in the back of the truck and park the truck in the garage when we got there, load some ice blocks into the bottom of the freezer and plug it in. We would filet the Dorado every day and put what we didn't eat or share with the neighbors into the freezer. When it was time to drive back home we duck taped the freezer closed and drove back home with enough fish for our familes and friends to enjoy for quite a long time.

The Mexicans at the many road blocks on the Baja highway only wanted a quick peek into the freezer (usually after a big smile from us, and an offer of an ice cold soda or beer, and a little cigar) and we'd be on our way. The border guards in the US were pretty rough, assuming we were bad characters because of the sealed chest, and worthy of a lengthy inspection. Except for one time, when we drove up to the border guard who was clearly very tired from a long day. He lowered his sunglasses, peered at the chest with bloodshot eyes and asked "Do I want to know what's in there?" My buddy who was driving looked at him, lowered his sunglasses and just said "No".  Neutral  The border guard didn't say a word and waved us through.

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Great catch PD! Most Dorado are about half that size or smaller!

We used to fish in the Sea of Cortez every year. Back in the '70s it was unbelievably good fishing. The estuaries around Puerto Peñasco would be teeming with fish as the tide came in. You'd catch something just about every cast when conditions were good. Yellowtail, Dorado, and even the occasional Stingray if you were fishing with bait on the bottom. The last time we went was in the early '90s and I didn't catch one thing in four days. Complete skunk. Pollution and commercial fishing wiped everything out. Sad.
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We were skipping very large baitfish on the surface over submerged reefs near Isla Carmen. The pelagics seem to congregate over these reefs, which are surrounded by some pretty deep water, and the fishing is very good. But, you have to have good timing as these fish (Dorado, Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Yellowtail) move around a lot. They are somewhat predictable as far as certain regions at certain times of the year, but even when you do everything right you're still at the mercy of the quirks of these species.

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Here's mine... Does it count?

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I was at the Salmon River in fall of 2013 too!

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And I also ran in to this dangerous fellow recently

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Would love to go after some much larger warmer water fish!
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My biggest was a 75.7 pound Amberjack that I speared at about 130' on the Louisiana oil rigs.  
(I know a bunch of divers that shot AJs over 100 pounds, so not that big a deal.)
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PostSubject: Re: Let's see some fish   Let's see some fish EmptyFri Apr 11, 2014 7:41 pm

Hell yeah Hermit!!  cheers 

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       <- Chinook,,,,,,Coho ->

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Hermit wrote:
My biggest was a 75.7 pound Amberjack that I speared at about 130' on the Louisiana oil rigs.  
(I know a bunch of divers that shot AJs over 100 pounds, so not that big a deal.)
Let's see some fish Aj751110

Now that's a damn fish. You musta had to bathe in the outhouse for a week after that picture. Trying to imagine what it's like to be elbow deep in some gills.
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gnossos wrote:
I was at the Salmon River in fall of 2013 too!

You must have had your hands full using a fly rod. I have enough trouble using heavy tackle.

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Those are some amazing salt water fish gents.
Here are a couple large mouth bass from mid coast Maine. No comparison to your monsters but still a ball to catch.Let's see some fish NiceBassLet's see some fish IMG_2052_zps52104edb
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Let's see some fish PB290047

This was the drum I caught camping on the Outer Banks in NC.   Borrowed my brother-in-laws rod/reel.   Waiting for the new Cabalas to open in Garner soon to pick my own gear.   I only like 2 hours from the beach so I plan on doing a lot of surf casting this year.
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Lower Stoney fall of 2013
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Shiso's winter of 2014   Laughing 
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[quote="Hawker"]Lower Stoney fall of 2013
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Ahhhhhh,
Brook Trout, or Speckled Trout as you call them in Canada. The most beautiful fish in the world IMO, and the finest quarry on a fly rod. Love 'em.
Thanks for the photo.
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Doc. Out west we call em Brookies as well.
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Out west in California/Nevada we call em Brookies too, but they're rarely bigger than 12 inches.

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Puff Daddy wrote:
Out west in California/Nevada we call em Brookies too, but they're rarely bigger than 12 inches.

I have old photos that I want to convert to digital format of brookies that I caught in the Northern most region of Quebec. They were 4 1/2 to 5 pound brook trout, and Lake Trout over 50 pounds. The most amazing fresh water fishing I've ever experienced. I returned every year for over 10 years back in the 1970's. The memories will be with me forever. Up in Quebec they do call brook trout Speckled Trout, unlike the rest of us. Life is a little different up there.
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