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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: Judman] #12998089 07/18/18
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Originally Posted by Judman
You gonna goat hunt this year?


Probably not. I didn't draw a tag this year and most of the registration hunts here are a little far away. Definitely going to hunt deer and maybe moose if the weather cooperates and I can get enough time off from work.

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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13000409 07/19/18
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Congrats on goat

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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13001704 07/19/18
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Brined up the fish from the other day. Have them drying now. The top center tray is sprinkled with smoked ghost pepper powder and the other 2 trays without the bellies are sprinkled with course ground black pepper. This batch was done with maple sugar instead of brown sugar, going to see if you can taste the difference.

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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13004820 07/21/18
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Well the verdict is in on the maple sugar. I can't really taste the maple at all. It does taste a little bit different than with brown sugar but not enough to keep using it. Oh well. This batch turned out pretty good regardless. Here are some of the peppered pieces.

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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13013213 07/24/18
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Got out after them for a few hours today. Only got one, a nice coho on a howie fly and an 8" flasher.

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Real nice meat on these fish.

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Hank, looks like you cut the belly out prior t o filleting? Never seen that before...


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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13013247 07/24/18
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I cut it off the fish after taking the fillets off. Keeps it intact for smoking.

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So you butterfly the fish?
I've been doing that with kings for the last couple years, it takes a little more time, but I like getting the bellies whole, and if i'm cleaning them at the river and putting multiple fish in a garbage bag for the ride home, it keeps the slimy skin from the clean meat.


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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13034912 08/03/18
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Brother, great journal! Keep it up! You're living the life up there!!

Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13042044 08/06/18
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Almost time for Billies out there no?
Did you draw this year?

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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13042505 08/06/18
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Yep the goat hunts will be starting soon. I didn't draw anything this year, will be going after deer and maybe a moose if the weather cooperates. I got the new boat a few days ago and I have been busy breaking it in and tooling around with it. We are in full eggtake mode at work right now so I've been pretty busy. Hope to get some more pictures soon.

Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13044396 08/07/18
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Wandered around after work today and found this guy not far from the beach. One and done with the 243. One down 5 to go.

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Good buck Hank!! Fishing taper off?


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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13045953 08/08/18
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Originally Posted by FishinHank
Wandered around after work today and found this guy not far from the beach. One and done with the 243. One down 5 to go.

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Very nice buck!


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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13046056 08/08/18
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Backstraps!!!
good deal,should be tastey.

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Originally Posted by Judman
Good buck Hank!! Fishing taper off?


The coho haven't really moved north yet, most of them are still out in the ocean. Blowing out of the SE right now which means crappy weather out front so no trolling for a few days. Plus I am eyeball deep in spawning chums right now.

Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13073527 08/20/18
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Been a while since I rapped at ya......

Trolled this coho up today. Missed another one that slammed my hoochie but didn't get hooked up. I reeled it in slow and it followed it to the boat.

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Pretty slow out there right now.

Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13077638 08/22/18
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The fishing out in Unalakleet has been the best in years, Our silver limit went from 4 to 10 a day with lots of 10 to 12 pound fish.

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Re: FishinHank's Alaskan fish journal [Re: FishinHank] #13079441 08/23/18
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Nice!

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Originally Posted by Unalakleet_Yooper
The fishing out in Unalakleet has been the best in years, Our silver limit went from 4 to 10 a day with lots of 10 to 12 pound fish.

That is a bunch of fish!


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