Ok im definately a proud fisherWOMAN
Have done it since I was a little girl, lake and river fishing. For the last 6 years I make 1-3 trips a summer to the pacific, Prince Rupert BC way, with my Dad on his boat, with usually my sister (who is NOT fisherwoman material but is a great cook, so were never hungry) and drives the boat when were trolling with a double header. I've also taken out both of my daughers once, we'll wait a bit before the boy comes along hes 10 this year and to darn busy to sit still on a boat for 5 days.
Im so jealous of the pictures of cool fish im seeing!! Thats why I love the sea, you never know what your going to bring up.
I would NOT want someone else to bait my hook, kill or clean my fish, thats half the fun, other than the catch of corse.
Lake fishing we have caught the regular trout, kokanee, char, ling..... river we do the salmon runs, coho, sokeye, use to do steel head, chinuk etc...
In the ocean we do it all. We prawn, crab, were going to try for some king crab in a "secret spot" that there suppose to be in early in the year this way, but had surgery on my foot and never got to go. We've gotten octapus, do the salmon which are super fun to catch when fishins good but I perfer the white meat. My biggest hallibut was 17lbs , my dads was 80!! not so sure I wanna bring anything more than a 30 in, but I sure woudl love a 30 so dad could quit talking about my "chicken" LOL We catch red snapper, ling, caught a green ling a couple times, not me but dad, your various rock cod. Dad caught a skate once....
ok now for my "fishing story" Dad, sister and I were trolling for salmon out in rupert. Were just just heading back in for the day. Had my downrigger set at 44. I do that because my husband isnt a fisherman but 44 is his favorite number, so its my way of "bringing him with me"
Boom, got a fish, snaps off the down rigger easliy, set it to come up, and start realing. Its heavy, that or im tired from a day of heavy fishing (we dont stop from dawn until dust or well past) its fighting different, My sister leans over the edge to look and says "why is it swimming backwards"?? Why is it white?? Im like yelling at her to net the **** thing, lol, I didnt care about that just that is much be huge becuase it was so heavy and fighting wierd for a salmon.... well turns out Im bringing in a halibut by the tail. My hoochie basically lasooed him by the tail, there was a white line around his tail from the tension of the line... if I remember right it was 13lbs, smallish for salmon my biggest hally caught with a salmon rod by the tail
anyone caught a bigger one that way?? or am I in the lead??