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Friday, 27 February 2015 00:00

King for a Day

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Super Bowl Sunday. Hmmm...love the Seahawks, but I LOVE fishing even more. I have a streak of five consecutive months where I have caught a king salmon from a kayak in the saltwater out of Homer, AK! I’ve called Alaska home since 1971, and even I can’t believe you can catch fish like this! It’s unreal!

I give all credit to my kayak. It really is the ultimate platform. My powerboat friends who might have felt a little sorry for me as they zoomed by my kayak during the summer are now a little more than “jelly” that I can throw my “boat” on top of the Civic and drive to the launch during icy winter road conditions!

So of course I went fishing. I managed a really nice king (chinook), extending my streak to six consecutive months!

The tackle for the day was a 16oz sinker attached directly to a Big Al’s “Fish Flash” flasher. These in-line style of flashers are great because you can attach the weight directly to them. This allows for shorter overall leader lengths, which is crucial to properly netting a fish. The bait that day was a Red Label herring (5” to 6”)

Here’s a quick video log of the day!

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Rudy Tsukada

Grew up in Kenai, now live in Anchorage, Alaska.  I have been fishing for over 40 years but this is my first real year kayaking.  Started with a Malibu Mini-x bought from craigslist.  Got to do some crazy things.  Pull shrimp pots from 400 ft, catch a couple of kings, a few halibut and now cohos.

Recently upgraded to an Hobie Outback.  Great yak!

The only con so far about Kayak fishing is the addictive nature.  This is going to cause a serious issue with the other activities competeing for my time.

www.AlaskaKayakFisher.com

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