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Another limit today

Left the dock at 1PM today with Co Captain Bob. The photo below shows 5 fish and as we were taking the photo, a dead stick produced our final fish, a keeper. So we got the limit with the largest fish being 6 lbs. Stocking up the freezer for winter. I highly recommend a vacuum packer if you plan to freeze your fish. You bag the filet first and let it freeze, then you vacuum the air out so the fish does not lose water having been frozen first. 4 months later, when thawed it tastes like it was just caught. Once again, all fish were caught in less than 25 feet and very interestingly about 25-30% were keepers. This is much better than last year when you needed to go through 35-50 shorts to get a keeper, so things look promising, at least where we are fishing.
Finally, as an FYI, yesterday’s fishing was lousy with very few bites on known blackfish spots.

Wishing everyone tight lines and perfect blackfish!
Best regards
Captain Ray

MOJOE

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Left the dock at 1PM today with Co Captain Bob. The photo below shows 5 fish and as we were taking the photo, a dead stick produced our final fish, a keeper. So we got the limit with the largest fish being 6 lbs. Stocking up the freezer for winter. I highly recommend a vacuum packer if you plan to freeze your fish. You bag the filet first and let it freeze, then you vacuum the air out so the fish does not lose water having been frozen first. 4 months later, when thawed it tastes like it was just caught. Once again, all fish were caught in less than 25 feet and very interestingly about 25-30% were keepers. This is much better than last year when you needed to go through 35-50 shorts to get a keeper, so things look promising, at least where we are fishing.
Finally, as an FYI, yesterday's fishing was lousy with very few bites on known blackfish spots.

Wishing everyone tight lines and perfect blackfish!
Best regards
Captain Ray
again well done 8-) (y),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ><))):>
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Key is also to keep frozen in a freezer that is NOT a frost free freezer. Frost Free freezers will pull the moisture out of the meat and it will freezer burn much quicker. Do not rinse in fresh water.
 
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Key is also to keep frozen in a freezer that is NOT a frost free freezer. Frost Free freezers will pull the moisture out of the meat and it will freezer burn much quicker. Do not rinse in fresh water.
I tell all my customers DO NOT rinse the fish unless you plan on eating it that day. I don’t even rinse the filets in saltwater prior to bagging them for my customers.
 
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