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Old 05-17-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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So what do people in Alaska think of these fish? Presently live in WA but moving up ther in 2 months. The fish go for $30+/lbs in Seattle. How about in Alaska?

Do the locals like/fish/net/dip net for them?
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:45 AM
 
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Well, we have a job in Cordova currently installing a new 3 MW generator at the power plant and I think the engineers and techs are dragging their poles down there reluctantly. I mean, sheesh, you get done with a day of work and then have to go fishing. Darn. For Copper River salmon. Ho-hum.

I want to know why all these guys are volunteering (whining, crying, acting like little girls) to go to Cordova. I mean, after all, isn't it just another fish?

LOL
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Old 05-17-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I personally love the Kuskokwim River Salmon.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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Copper River salmon are good eating. I get mine at Trader Joe's for around $15/lb. I'd love to have some fresh though.
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Old 05-17-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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So what do people in Alaska think of these fish? Presently live in WA but moving up ther in 2 months. The fish go for $30+/lbs in Seattle. How about in Alaska?

Do the locals like/fish/net/dip net for them?
It has been a coupe years since I have been to Chitna and the Copper River. Alaskan residents can dip-net for up to 25 salmon (only 5 can be Kings) for every member of your household.

It only takes a few minutes to limit out, and then the next couple hours you are cleaning all the salmon you caught. I never figured out the cost per pound, but I can get an easy 100 to 150 pounds of filleted salmon in a day, and it costs me about $60 in gas to make the round trip.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Not other salmon in Alaska taste as good as the ones from the Copper River. It's a simple as that, although I have no idea why. Its flesh is very pink/red and firm, with lots of natural oil in it. When you look at a fillet of salmon from the Copper at the store, it just looks nicer and fresher than the average salmon. I catch my own at the Copper, but have caught salmon at the Kenai, Ocean by Homer, etc., and none taste as good.
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Old 05-17-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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Yeah, but nobody is giving me a trip to the power plant in Cordova.

Just a case of sour grapes in my case. (Maybe I should cry like a little girl to get a trip out of the office.)
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Yeah, but nobody is giving me a trip to the power plant in Cordova.

Just a case of sour grapes in my case. (Maybe I should cry like a little girl to get a trip out of the office.)
You already do that though!
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:53 PM
 
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They look like beautiful fish, awesome red color to the meat. I love them personally, more so the King's. I bet they are fun to fish for with a light rod set-up, but dip-netting would sure help get the freezer full.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Yeah, but nobody is giving me a trip to the power plant in Cordova.

Just a case of sour grapes in my case. (Maybe I should cry like a little girl to get a trip out of the office.)
What's there to see, JavaPhil? Oh, I see...I went back and read your other comments
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