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Postby SilverT » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:10 pm

These were a couple of pics we took while the boys fished chum on a sunny day.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:14 am

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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:19 am

Nice pictures, what is with that big pink hootchie? Chums actually bite hootchies? Motivates me to post some of my chum pics.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:21 am

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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:24 am

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Re: Chum pics

Postby SilverT » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:57 pm

Wow! Those are nice pictures. Thanks, Salty. I am curious as to how you post the picture without the requirement that the viewer click on a link to download. It would be nice if they would show up automatically as your photos appear.

Regarding the pink hootchie, it was a concession to a curious trio of boys frequenting the back deck. I remember asking my dad if I could change the lures on our main lines when I was about 12 years of age. In those days we had a hand line out the back and that was my designated "changeable" line (this should be legal for every boat with kids onboard ;) ). When I asked him over and over if I could change some of the lures that were working the deeper water he always exclaimed "Don't change what's workin'!" Knowing that I was going to have a royal battle on my hands with three boys, ages 12, 10 and 9 pestering me, I decided early on that the boys would be allowed an occasional lure swap. This is not without some protest on my part, depending on the lure's appeal or lack thereof to my so imagined trained eye. On this day, the pink hootchie, complete with removed legs, earned quite a protest from the captain. It was, however, ultimately submerged and the result captured on film by the boys. I believe the fish shown was one of perhaps 3 that the hootchie caught that day and I do not recommend it as a producing lure.

I have noticed that the most documented experiences on our boat are those that involve some success on the part of the crew or failure on the part of the caption. Lures that the skipper thought would never catch a fish always seem to show up in my photograph collection hanging out of the mouth of large salmon. Enormous kelp islands wrapped around the stabilizers and trailing behind the boat are another frequently documented experience. The single close up picture of me this year appears to have captured me at a slightly irritated moment. There must be something to this....

On the bright side, allowing the crew to change out and modify the lures produced some unexpected successful results. Any money I lost by allowing occassional changes was made up for by peace on the vessel and the discovery of a very successful chum lure that the captain would have NEVER tried.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:18 pm

Jon would know the answer to the question about the pictures better than I but here is what I noticed. When I resized the pictures down to the 640 pixel range and then reloaded them they show up as a picture instead of a link. At 800 pixels and above they show up as a link.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:22 pm

On dealing with problems, here is one and another to follow
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:24 pm

Here is another one!
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Re: Chum pics

Postby SilverT » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:29 pm

Thanks! Those are great and I'm sure they bring back some memories. I'll try the reduced picture size and see if that makes a difference.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby carojae » Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:08 pm

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Lol. Just testing my upload to see what happens...........
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:28 pm

Is that a picture of the extremely rare Chorca?
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:55 pm

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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Sat Dec 19, 2009 2:59 pm

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I just tested my system again. If I don't resize them then you have to click to see them.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby SilverT » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:46 am

Salty, that's a nice looking chum! Makes me hungry. Thanks also for the feedback on the picture size.

The kids and I had a great time together, particularly on days like this. Clear water made it twice as much fun, as we could see a few fish down the wire.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:17 am

How old are your boys? We had some great years starting when Kris was about 12. When he was 19 he went seining but after about 10 years of that he has been coming back. Karl fished full time until he was about 19 and then he wandered off to Bristol Bay and seining for a couple of years. Better get a boat that can handle the production those guys will be making. I just deleted a whole paragraph about handling high production but will just pass on this tip. Move on from counting every fish, except perhaps Kings. It will save a lot of energy trying to keep track of all those fish those two will be hauling. Just count bags or note the pounds. Better for all in many ways.
I remember one time one of my sons coming in frustrated because his brother was ahead on "his side". He claimed it wasn't fair because his brother had the port side and I was turning port more often and the fish bit better when you turned into them. Probably an astute observation but I pointed out that they got paid the same no matter who pulled the most therefore he was actually making more per fish he pulled than his brother. Seemed to work for a while anyway.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:24 am

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Careful, they could get hooked on that chumming and turn out like this.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby SilverT » Mon Jan 04, 2010 6:58 pm

Salty,

I hope they turn out just like that, with sweatshirts and huge fish to match. If we ever get past counting fish and into counting bags, I'm sure we will be as happy as he appears. I must admit I cracked up the first time I read about the bag counting method. We have a ways to go with our catching and some equipment upgrades to make before we get a break with our math. If you save all your deleted paragraphs for us we just might get there a little quicker ;)

The boys are 13, 11 and 9 and our girls are 7 and 5. We had a great time learning together and hope to do it again. Our thanks to everyone who took the time to share what they would.
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Re: Chum pics

Postby Salty » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:49 pm

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Re: Chum pics

Postby Abundance » Fri Dec 30, 2011 11:49 am

You know, a guy really should get really good money for such beautiful fish. There is nothing wrong with a chums meat when there so bright. I personally prefer them to a coho. But we get paid exactly the same for that shiny creature as we do the less than bright ones, such as this example. (Although ones such as this are more fun to catch).
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