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Posted By: 3 Fingers

Codfish - 05/07/22 02:26 AM

Stars aligned and I got in a trip this week. Took a bit but found em and they were hungry. Put on 11K lbs in 30 hours

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Description: Thick under the boat.
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Description: Bleed em out on deck for 20 minutes or so then wash and ice into the hold
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Description: Running 2 of these deep drop reels. 12V . Really pleased with my new battery configuration. They pull a lot of amps and after many hours no issues.
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Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:28 AM

Well I didn’t get captions right w pics and pictures are sideways. Dunno how to fix that but ya’ll get the gist of it
Posted By: Bob

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:28 AM

Looks like a lot of work, and a lot of fun. Commercial or personal use?
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:31 AM

Originally Posted by Bob
Looks like a lot of work, and a lot of fun. Commercial or personal use?

55 cents a pound at the dock. They made me deliver at 10 pm last night. Fresh fish-keep it moving
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:36 AM

Use 13/0 circle hooks with a swivel in the eye, on a 10 or 15 hook vertical leader with hooks 18” apart and swivel between each. 6 lb piece of rebar (wrapped in rubber to protect paint) for a weight.
Posted By: Willy Firewood

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:38 AM

Great success!
I am ready to order cod and halibut.
We are out!
Posted By: Posco

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:43 AM

Where were you fishing and where do you get your squid?
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:51 AM

Originally Posted by Posco
Where were you fishing and where do you get your squid?

Fish buyers usually have bait for sale as a service for the fleet. This squid is $2 lb but I only used about 30 lbs. About 35 miles down the coast near Elizabeth Island. Small tides help. Cod spawned about 6-8 weeks ago and are now feeding heavily on sand lance. Puking up tons of it.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 03:14 AM

Awesome!
Posted By: Posco

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 03:20 AM

Originally Posted by Marty
Awesome!

Sure is.
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 03:21 AM

When I was a kid my Dad would get dried salted codfish in a wooden box. We made gravy with it. Good stuff.
Posted By: Cragar

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 03:27 AM

Go catch them.

I have a fair amount of Portuguese in my area. Bunch of Portuguese restaurants too.

Man , can the Portuguese cook cod. Heaven on earth. Man , am I blessed here.

Catch more cod. grin
Posted By: drasselt

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 05:09 AM

Originally Posted by 3 Fingers
Well I didn’t get captions right w pics and pictures are sideways. Dunno how to fix that but ya’ll get the gist of it


When you choose the pic etc and it shows as a thumbnail, before you click all done, you'll see where it says Right, Left etc with arrows to the right of your thumbnail. I usually have to click the right arrow. The right arrow looks like what yours needed too
Posted By: Marty

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 06:19 AM

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Posted By: Trapper Dahlgren

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 10:36 AM

looks great
Posted By: MJM

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 10:37 AM

I am glad you had a good run. I should have been along to get i the way. You were hardly out of the bay. Be Safe.
Posted By: Mad Scientist

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 11:43 AM

Are those the same cod we pay $6 to $8 a pound for filets in the store?
Posted By: run

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 12:40 PM

Thank you for sharing these pictures.
Posted By: MJM

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 12:45 PM

Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Are those the same cod we pay $6 to $8 a pound for filets in the store?

It would depend on what type of cod you are buying. Those are Pacific cod, I would bet. There are several types of cod sold in stores.
Posted By: 330-Trapper

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 12:50 PM

Looks like a lot of fun
Posted By: Mad Scientist

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 01:34 PM

Originally Posted by MJM
Originally Posted by Mad Scientist
Are those the same cod we pay $6 to $8 a pound for filets in the store?

It would depend on what type of cod you are buying. Those are Pacific cod, I would bet. There are several types of cod sold in stores.


They like to call them ice Atlantic cod here and very popular for Friday night fish fry.
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:52 PM

Thank You Marty for turning those. MJM, coulda used the help ! Slight difference in Atlantic vs Pacific cod and supposedly A are a bit better. I believe fillets in the store are 12-18 $ lb these days unless it’s old inventory. Every boat is different but for me if engine is running the fish go off the bite. Hence electric reels. When bite is on try to work fast and always leave one leader down or the fish will move away.
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:59 PM

Kicker was when I got a message from the buyer that said “We can’t find anyone to help so you’re gonna have to pitch em all yourself as soon as you get in”. Fortunately one guy showed up
Posted By: Posco

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 02:59 PM

I never fished commercially, just sport/recreation and most of that was limited to Homer and Deep Creek. We'd anchor offshore and if the first fish pulled up was cod, we'd cut the line, pull the anchor and move. We were targeting halibut and considered cod a trash fish. I didn't know any better. I cut some big cod loose.
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 03:11 PM

Originally Posted by Posco
. We were targeting halibut and considered cod a trash fish.

Was a time that was the general consensus. Used to joke and say Someday we’ll be trying to catch these.
Posted By: Posco

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 03:16 PM

Originally Posted by 3 Fingers
Originally Posted by Posco
. We were targeting halibut and considered cod a trash fish.

Was a time that was the general consensus. Used to joke and say Someday we’ll be trying to catch these.

We used to joke that halibut were stacked three deep across the floor of Cook Inlet. We never seemed to have a hard time hooking into fish of some sort.

I've paid to go on a cod charter here in Maine. Good size boat with a good number of people and I don't remember anyone landing a fish. I sure miss Alaska.
Posted By: MJM

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 09:01 PM

Kanaga cod. You should have went a little further out of the bay, they are bigger. I would have loved to have been there to help. I may make it up this summer.
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Posted By: PineDoggin

Re: Codfish - 05/07/22 09:41 PM

That's great seen YouTube videos of guys up there doing that, are you out of Kodiak doing that?
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Codfish - 05/08/22 04:46 PM

Originally Posted by PineDoggin
are you out of Kodiak doing that?

Out of Homer. Kodiak is better in my opinion because of markets, available area to fish and always somewhere to hide near by, and importantly the smaller tides. When current runs hard fish hug the bottom and only bite bottom hook. Done it there quite a bit. Loved that I could come in to the dock any time day or night and a crew would jump down and offload.
Posted By: PineDoggin

Re: Codfish - 05/08/22 06:47 PM

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