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Having fun with good friends #7280357
06/05/21 09:30 PM
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It's been a great week and a half.
Dennis, a first time hunter got a 6'4" black bear with a perfect hide, his brothers and uncle did well on halibut and other sea creatures.
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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280409
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I’ve never had a desire to shoot a bear, but that’s a good looking bear!! Congrats to ALL!! Looks like a fun trip and great memories!

Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280410
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Now I have a stupid question…are halibut like big flounders? Are they the same?

Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280416
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Nice halibut!

Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280434
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What's the giant science fiction monster fish in the last picture?


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280438
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Good looking bear. The fish are definitely a bonus!

Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280447
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Nice-looking ling cod. Could you keep it?

Halibut and flounder are in the same family, I think.

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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280457
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1) halibut are a flat fish in the ssme family as flounder and sole, but they have a much better flavor and texture than either of the two.
2) the crazy looking creature is a wolf eel. They have a crushing bite, you don't want to get your fingers near their mouth.


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280469
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Beat me to it waggler.

My question is this, being as they look like an eel are they tasty table fare? Not the halibut of course.


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280551
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Where did all this fun happen where you can shoot nice bears and catch those crazy looking water creatures all in the same trip?


Eh...wot?

Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280559
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Looks like a great time and I agree halibut are good eatin!


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280635
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Looks like a great time. Nice bear and the last pic is exactly why I don’t swim in unfamiliar waters. Good grief


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: Lugnut] #7280642
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Where did all this fun happen where you can shoot nice bears and catch those crazy looking water creatures all in the same trip?


Southeast Alaska, in my case out of the town of Wrangell.


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280684
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Waggler I figure because they make their living crunching crab they should be good to eat. A quick search turned up they are considered excellent somewhere between Dover sole and lobster. Looks like easy fillets.
Really nice trip.


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: cmcf] #7280732
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Originally Posted by cmcf
Waggler I figure because they make their living crunching crab they should be good to eat. A quick search turned up they are considered excellent somewhere between Dover sole and lobster. Looks like easy fillets.
Really nice trip.

My friend says about ten years ago he caught 3 on a fishing trip. Hasn't caught one since. Excellent eating he said it tasted like lobster. Showed me a picture of ones head nailed to a tree. Scares the heck out of kids he says


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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280743
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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280781
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I have a marlin in .35 rem just waiting for one of those big blackies.

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Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7280794
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A friend of mines grandpa was killed by a wolf eel years ago. They fish for them with a orange peel as bait down between the rocks. He put one in the kayak that was not dead and it bit his crotch and he flipped the kayak and died.

His daughter, (my buddies mom), once had me go down to the beach and pick up a bucket with three of them in the bucket to bring up to the house. She warned me that one might still be alive.

I picked one up and it opened its mouth. It has teeth much like a human with molars in the back. I let it bite on to the plywood of the fish cutting table and you could hear the wood crunch as it almost bit through it.

She scored them down the sides with her Uluk and hung them up to half dry to be eaten. The meat looked really good nice and white. The skin turned black as a tire. I was going to try eat one with her but we had to go fishing.

Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7281007
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One of those bites me in the crotch, I'm drowning myself.

Re: Having fun with good friends [Re: waggler] #7281116
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BTT what kind of fish steak those Jeb?


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