Physical distance fishing

mbowers

Active Member
We're under physical distance rules in BC but ramps are still open so I went with buddy boat instead of in buddy's boat. Not quite FF but I was looking at Port Angeles while I was fishing. Since fresh fish porn is so hard to find for you guys and it's probably one of your 29" hatchery fish I thought I'd post. Match the hatch and single action reel were in play also.
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Also double sculpin header for @Irafly . Cabezon was in the live well / execution chamber until chinook showed up so it got off death row. On the deck the cabezon was puking needle fish and one was very alive so that needle fish got out of the cabezon digestion pit with its life too. Some sort of near death karma thing that didn't work out for the salmon.
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Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
WFF Supporter
We're under physical distance rules in BC but ramps are still open so I went with buddy boat instead of in buddy's boat. Not quite FF but I was looking at Port Angeles while I was fishing. Since fresh fish porn is so hard to find for you guys and it's probably one of your 29" hatchery fish I thought I'd post. Match the hatch and single action reel were in play also.
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Also double sculpin header for @Irafly . Cabezon was in the live well / execution chamber until chinook showed up so it got off death row. On the deck the cabezon was puking needle fish and one was very alive so that needle fish got out of the cabezon digestion pit with its life too. Some sort of near death karma thing that didn't work out for the salmon.
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So gorgeous!
 

RichieRich

Active Member
We're under physical distance rules in BC but ramps are still open so I went with buddy boat instead of in buddy's boat. Not quite FF but I was looking at Port Angeles while I was fishing. Since fresh fish porn is so hard to find for you guys and it's probably one of your 29" hatchery fish I thought I'd post. Match the hatch and single action reel were in play also.
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Also double sculpin header for @Irafly . Cabezon was in the live well / execution chamber until chinook showed up so it got off death row. On the deck the cabezon was puking needle fish and one was very alive so that needle fish got out of the cabezon digestion pit with its life too. Some sort of near death karma thing that didn't work out for the salmon.
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Nice chrome fish.....love it
 

cabezon

Sculpin Enterprises
WFF Supporter
Also double sculpin header for @Irafly . Cabezon was in the live well / execution chamber until chinook showed up so it got off death row. On the deck the cabezon was puking needle fish and one was very alive so that needle fish got out of the cabezon digestion pit with its life too. Some sort of near death karma thing that didn't work out for the salmon.
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The lower sculpin is the great sculpin, Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus. They are generally found in lower current areas. They are fond of fish, shrimp and crabs.
Steve
 
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Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
WFF Supporter
The lower sculpin is the great sculpin, Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus. They are generally found in lower current areas. They are fond of fish, shrimp and crabs.
Steve
How can you tell the difference between the greater and the stag horn?
 

cabezon

Sculpin Enterprises
WFF Supporter
How can you tell the difference between the greater and the stag horn?
Hi Ira,
Great question. Just about all sculpins have spines that jut out from the pre-opercular bone (bone before the mobile gill cover). As the common name indicates, the pre-opercular spine of the staghorn sculpin has forks, like the tines on the antlers of a deer. And they have no scales on their body [see Pacific staghorn sculpin Oregon Dept. Fish & WIldlife). The pre-opercular spine of the great sculpin is a straight spear. And they have scales above the lateral line (see Great sculpin WDFW).
The staghorn has a smoother head and generally a lighter, more uniform coloration. The head of the great sculpin is more blocklike (but not as much as a cabezon) and their coloration is more mottled and diverse; you are especially likely to see white circles on the belly - a feature of the genus.

Steve
 

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