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"Chasing Riseforms"
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My friend Mark and I had a great day chasing coho riseforms all morning on the fjord. This is what we found. We also release a couple undersized and a number of sea cutthroat. Mark landed a beauty cutthroat pushing 18 inches, and damned if he didn't nail this giant coho. I'm sure it was 13 pounds! I picked up two beauties of about 6-8 lbs. Dr. Crush was out there in his boat too, but his lucky cigars didn't pay off today!
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Nice fish Careful the tribes will say you are playing with their food
Haven't had a chance to get out this September but can say the coho in Kodiak were definately bigger than normal. Biggest we got was 18#, most in the 12-15# class but they are struggling to make escapemant this year. Sunday will hopefully find some SRC with bonus ho thrown in.
 

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"Chasing Riseforms"
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Nice fish! How do you like that Hi Laker? Is fishing two out of it comfortable?
It's a little tight but works fine. It's a matter of watching the other guy cast, (not always) sort of taking turns, which has turned out to be not that big a deal. The biggest thing is to minimize any extra crap lying around in the boat so your line doesn't get tangled. A stripping basket helps, but I seem to avoid putting one on. I love my boat. Easy to launch for old men! Quick in and out! We got caught in the wind yesterday of I'm sure 12 mph but we made it through the crap to get back to the launch. Seaworthy for it's size.
 

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It's a little tight but works fine. It's a matter of watching the other guy cast, (not always) sort of taking turns, which has turned out to be not that big a deal. The biggest thing is to minimize any extra crap lying around in the boat so your line doesn't get tangled. A stripping basket helps, but I seem to avoid putting one on. I love my boat. Easy to launch for old men! Quick in and out! We got caught in the wind yesterday of I'm sure 12 mph but we made it through the crap to get back to the launch. Seaworthy for it's size.
Thanks. Been considering boats and hilaker was one. Have held off so far on any purchases due to all the NOF shenanigans.
 

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I A stripping basket helps, but I seem to avoid putting one on. I.
I carry a stash of shop towels in the boat. Just dip them in the water and cover the spots that line tangles, or you wish to strip onto. When moving to a new spot you can fold the towel over the pile of line and motor on. Beach size towels are probably best.

And while I'm knowing it all, I don't see a pfd on either of you. Smaller the boat, the more likelihood of going over the gunnel. Find one comfortable enough that you will actually wear it.
 

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It's a little tight but works fine. It's a matter of watching the other guy cast, (not always) sort of taking turns, which has turned out to be not that big a deal. The biggest thing is to minimize any extra crap lying around in the boat so your line doesn't get tangled. A stripping basket helps, but I seem to avoid putting one on. I love my boat. Easy to launch for old men! Quick in and out! We got caught in the wind yesterday of I'm sure 12 mph but we made it through the crap to get back to the launch. Seaworthy for it's size.
An alternative to a stripping basket is a small plastic garbage can or plastic bucket placed on the floorboard of your boat. Weight it with small sand bags to keep in place.
 

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I carry a stash of shop towels in the boat. Just dip them in the water and cover the spots that line tangles, or you wish to strip onto. When moving to a new spot you can fold the towel over the pile of line and motor on. Beach size towels are probably best.

And while I'm knowing it all, I don't see a pfd on either of you. Smaller the boat, the more likelihood of going over the gunnel. Find one comfortable enough that you will actually wear it.
I do wear an inflatable PFD belt only when traveling point to point. Thanks for the tip on the towels!
 

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nice larry. so what area is letting you keep coho?
The emergency rules function on DFW website is down, but according to the pamphlet, page 121, in Area 12, which is what I assume Larry means by "the fjord", anglers can keep up to 4 salmon per day, releasing Chinook and chum. I am surprised that the harvest allows wild coho retention though.
 
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