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Scalloper 1

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  1. I installed a washdown hose in my Duckworth. I also put a cutting board on the bottom side of my hatch cover. I bleed the fish for 30 min then fillet and bury the fillets in gallon ziploc bags in ice. The quality of the fish is 2ed to none. I would not eat some/most of the fish I see coming off of other boats. A block of ice in a cooler with big ungutted fish sitting for 5-6 hrs is a dam shame and a waste.

  2. On 3/16/2023 at 2:40 PM, Sk8man said:

    I'd be looking at West Coast boats. (if it wasn't for my love of Whalers):lol:

    I agree. I have been a commercial fisherman for 33 years here on the East Coast. When I went to buy a fishing boat I knew I wanted a all wielded aluminum west coast boat. No wood in the console is a must. Thats why I went with a Duckworth. Its been 3 years and no regrets at all.

  3. 3 hours ago, billbobthorpe said:

    We've been going a little west out the chute this week. 100-200 water is mixed up now, cold water moved in and only down about 60 ft. Some folks are getting some in there but you have to work it hard. Our best water has been 200-300. Spoons in blue have worked best for us.

    Sent from my SM-G991U using Lake Ontario United mobile app

    We fished west of the chute quite a bit and did well, not fast action but big fish. I may be there in the morning.

    Good luck to you

  4. My wife and I had to go back to Maine for a few days for work and to pick up our Grandson Gabe. We have been out a few days and still are having decent luck. I did take a guy from PA with me a couple of late afternoon trips. Sunday we struggled with only 5/16 in 10 hrs. We just could not keep them on the hooks but we did land one 21-22” Atlantic that went back. Monday evening we got out for 3 hrs and went 4/6 with one king that was a hog at 39” (no weight)

    Gabe also done what he could to land one 37”. We went 5/6 this morning before work from 6:15-8.The temp at 130’ was 44 degrees at 50’.












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  5. We had another great week chasing chinooks. On Friday a member here Tim Thomas joined me. I hired Tim to come on my boat back in 2020 to do a educational charter. Some of the best money I have spent. Tim and I have become friends. He even made a trip to Maine last summer in hopes of landing a giant bluefin tuna while fishing with a buddy of mine. They set out the lines for a short period of time and the chase was on. They landed a beautiful giant.

    Tim and I left the dock at o-dark 30 a little before 5am. We set out in 470’ trolling north. The rods started firing before we got all of our rods out. Tim is a top notch fisherman that grew up on LO learning from some of the best. I always learn a ton when fishing with him. By 10:30 we boated 11 kings with 6 fish in the 30”+ range 3 were 16-20 lbs. We kept 3 and released the rest.

    On Saturday my wife joined me for a morning trip. We left the dock at 5 am and steamed to 550’. We got 5 rods in when one of the wire rods fired with a flasher fly. She reeled in a nice coho. I just got the rod set and had a rigger fire. The rod stayed loaded and the fish burned line out to 1,348’ before I could get the other 5 rods in. After over a hour fight we netted a 25+ lb king that was foul hooked in the dorsal fin. She had a tremendous amount of pressure on this fish for the hook to hold. I am still baffled. By 10 am we boated 4 kings and a coho. We kept 3 kings 26,16,18 lbs.









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  6. My wife and I are having some success hooking into a few kings and browns. We have been here for 15 days and fished 9 part days landed 42 kings, 8 browns, 1 steal head and one laker.

    We record the temperature several times per day and also what lures we take all of the fish on. I don’t own a Fish Hawk X4 but I do own the Fish Hawk TD. I find that to be better in some ways then the X4. I send it down my wire dipsy lines and also my shoot dipsy rod with mono to confirm I am fishing the depths I want. I have also found one upwelling where the temperature came way up off of bottom to 60' vs 100-110' holding mature kings. Out of the 42 kings landed only 12 were less then 20”.







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