Silver Salmon Derby

Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
Headed to Valdez, AK ( yep, where the guy hit the rock and spilled all that oil in the 80's) for a couple days of chasing silver (coho) salmon.  Here's the gig:  

Three forum fivers up for grabs.   One each for heaviest salmon,  total number caught and total weight.   There are two of us going, only my catch counts. 

I'll get back Tuesday evening; winners posted Wednesday.   Its a 7 hr drive; I'll be on the road back by 1 PM Tuesday, so I'll take guesses till then.  
I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...

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  • VegasFrankVegasFrank North Town, VegasPosts: 969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I've chased the silvers in the sound before...awesome time! How many days are you going for?
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Down Sunday, back Tues...so figure 2 full days.  Booked a charter for Monday and have gear for the rocks at Allison Pt Sun PM & Tues AM.    
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank North Town, VegasPosts: 969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Still 2 per day on the tags up there? I'll guess 5, 51 lbs, with the biggest being 14 lbs
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Depends whether you're north or south of the line.  2 for halibut, different number for salmon and that varies by type.   Won't say to keep from skewing the guesses..😀😀😀
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 1,575 ✭✭✭✭✭
    66 lbs, largest 15.5, 9 fish
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  • dirtdudedirtdude AZPosts: 4,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Heaviest coho16 lb,  total catch 8,  total weight 100
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  • 0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 8,499 ✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtdude said:
    Heaviest coho16 lb,  total catch 8,  total weight 100
    16?
    They are little ones?
    I guess I'm used to Chinooks and Sockeye.
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  • TBonzTBonz Eastern, NCPosts: 109 ✭✭✭
    I'm going to say:
    Heaviest 20
    Total # 7
    Total Weight 87
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 4,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    29 lbs
    40
    total 269 lbs.
    ill pay for shipping on a few lbs!
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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 1,587 ✭✭✭✭✭
    24.5 lbs

    6 Total

    98 lbs for the lot 
  • IndustMechIndustMech F I BPosts: 1,620 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Heaviest salmon 12 lb,  total catch 16,  total weight 125
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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Well.....   got back a few minutes ago.    Have to sort through things to ascertain the lucky few, bur the weekend totals are...and I'm not making this up.....0, 0 and a big fat 0.   2 days of hard fishing yeilded precisely 1 silver salmon between 4 of us on the charter and none off the shore.  Worst fishing I've ever encountered.   So i'm going to try again in a couple of weeks.  Stay tuned!!
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 4,851 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Damn, I hope you are able to stock up on the next trip.
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 6,316 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Hope you had fun anyway.
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Crunched the guesses...    @TNBigfoot68 takes the total weight with 66 lbs.   @NorCalR1 gets the total number with 6. @IndustMech takes the heaviest with 12 lbs.   Need nachos for you first 2 guys if you'll PM me.   I'll get fivers headed out as soon as I get 'em....  Congrats!!
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Btw...   the average Prince William Sound coho salmon runs about 14 lbs and the daily limit is 6.  Had things gone as planned, averaging things, solid guesses would have been around 16-18 for the heaviest, 12 for total, and about 170 for total weight.
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • skydiverDskydiverD Chicagoland AreaPosts: 2,249 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sorry you struck out!  That’s why it’s called fishing, and not catching. Hope you tie into them on your next outing!  Tight lines. 
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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Happens that way sometimes, @skydiverD.   At least it wasn't windy, raining and miserable too.  Valdez is breathtaking when you can see it.
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • VegasFrankVegasFrank North Town, VegasPosts: 969 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Those are the most pathetic fishing results I have heard of since the last five times I went fishing for silvers... :D

    I know the real deals that you were saving them all for the next trip.  Get them next time brother
  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    It's been tough the last couple years.  The state let all the commercial purse seiners come right up to the Narrows and that's created a complete block. Not much getting through. 
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • Far_North_64Far_North_64 AlaskaPosts: 52 ✭✭✭
    You ever go shark fishing there? I went once and got skunked. Later I was reading the Alaska Air mag on the plane that had an article about the guide. He said he always gets fish, well except for one time! 
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  • Trykflyr_1Trykflyr_1 north pole, alaskaPosts: 307 ✭✭✭✭
    Nope..never did intentionally.  Caught one when we were chasing halibut.  That was interesting
    I'm still troubled by what I did for that Klondike bar...
  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,514 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I remember being a kid, and catching a massive lingcod while after rockfish. That was terrifying...
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 6,316 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wylaff said:
    I remember being a kid, and catching a massive lingcod while after rockfish. That was terrifying...
    I remember catching an eel when I was 7, it was several feet long,  wrapped itself around my kidsized fishing pole and then around my arm. Rather scary....
  • TNBigfoot68TNBigfoot68 Where Bigfoots live, in the woodsPosts: 1,575 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Winnings arrived today from Santa Paul @Trykflyr_1 a killer lineup thanks again.

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  • NorCalR1NorCalR1 San Jose CaPosts: 1,587 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Winnings made it with no damage from the long journey. A few of my favorites along with some new ones I’ve yet to try. Thanks Paul
  • IndustMechIndustMech F I BPosts: 1,620 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you, Paul.


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