Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2

Posted by: paker

Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/12/10 05:24 PM

Crab not your thing (or makes you puke)? No worries, Man Town has it's own BBQ.



Maris shows off a little of the Man Town grub. That would be FRESH halibut, yellow eye, king salmon, rib-eyes, baked potato, caesar salad, and french bread. Not to mention the endless supply of cold Pendleton and beer to wash it all down with.



The remainder of the days were pretty much the same. We traveled to many different areas, saw lots of cool stuff, and caught plenty of fish, including another slab for CanyonMan.



At one point, I go all Mingo with a lingcod:



and go all Mingo with a yelloweye:



How about another slab for the bottom of the boat?



Bucket shows off a real dandy.....



..and I get all toothy with another linger.



At some point, fishing for halibut and bottom fish was hard work. I take it to the next level.....



Fortunately, I'm not the only person going straight to Hell. Looks like Maris will be joining me - or waiting to kick me in the ass when I finally arrive.



Not much else to really report, other than on one of the kinda-sunny days, Tarzan was diving off of the dock.....



"Hey, you kinda look like Tarzan......."



Of course, what photo-journey of LasCraigas would be complete without at least one Bald Eagle Shot.

Here ya go. ObBaldEagleShot for ya:



I can't thank Robbo enough for the epic trip up to Craig! He runs a 1st Class operation that not a single one of you wouldn't enjoy. I don't care how you do it, but beg, borrow, steal, save your pennies and get up to Craig to fish with Robbo.

Also gotta thank CanyonMan, Maris, and Bucket. Awesome dudes make for an awesome trip. Thanks for the laughs, stories, no drama, and plenty of hangovers. thumbs

This trip is right up there with fishing with Bob on the Kasilof. Just one of these things that anyone who calls themselves a fisherman *needs* to do.

I'll be back, Robbo. Oh hell yes, I'll be back!

thumbs

Oh yeah, I made three movies and I hope they work for you all.

First movie is just a general movie of us catching kings with some doubles, tripples, and stuff like that.



Next movie is Maris fighting and losing a king to a pack of Stellar Sealions. Funny stuff.



Last movie are some shinanigans that take place while pulling up some crab pots. Watch me attempt the World Record of Crab Stacking!



Enjoy!
Posted by: stlhdr1

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/12/10 06:44 PM

Nice work Parker, looks like you and the Crew are having some well deserved fun!

Great tutorial!

Keith thumbs
Posted by: eyeFISH

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/13/10 12:55 AM

Nice vids, guys!

I knew my ears were burnin' the other day.
Posted by: Bucket/Good Sport

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/13/10 01:35 AM

Doc, yes your name came a time or three!
Posted by: summerrun

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/13/10 01:36 AM

Looks like a great crew and even better trip...I remember that 70lber like it was yesterday...cheers.
Posted by: stam

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/13/10 02:33 AM

ugh....I think I remember that shot.

Sorry everyone.
Posted by: Mingo

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/13/10 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By: parker


At one point, I go all Mingo with a lingcod:



and go all Mingo with a yelloweye:





Careful Parker, if you make that face too often your mouth will stay like that............ rofl
Posted by: snit

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/13/10 08:44 PM

Cool trip! Nice roundmouth........
Posted by: paker

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By: FishPrince
I have the same Rolex as you.


It's a PoorMan's Rolex.

St. Moritz Aquamatic. Swiss made, 25-movement (sweeping 2nd hand), saphire crystal at a magnitude of the price of a Rolex.

I'm saving my pennies to replace it with a real Rolex - when I turn 50.
Posted by: willie makeit

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 01:55 AM

wow i dont think hot is the word to describe the fishing
Posted by: One Way

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 08:07 AM

Nice posts Mr. Parker looks like a good time was had by all.
Posted by: ParaLeaks

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 08:08 AM

Good to see you out "doin' it", Parker!
Posted by: Jerry Garcia

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 08:18 AM

Fishing with Robbo should definately be a yearly thing, and being in Craig with Bucket and Stam couldn't be any better. If I wasn't saving my vacation and pennies for knee replacement I would be up there.
Posted by: STRIKE ZONE

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 12:18 PM

Cool stuff,looks like fun had by all.Good luck,
STRIKE ZONE
Posted by: hybridcx

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 02:06 PM

nice looks like a good time was deff had.

side note i would concider a paneristi or IWC for me the pilot. over a rolex no offence to rolex owners but they are kinda dated.
Posted by: Salmo g.

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 07:03 PM

Parker,

Your first video had me thinking, wow, the water's as flat as Puget Sound on a calm day, maybe I'd be up for that trip. Then the furbag video shows some chop on the water, and my potential puker reflex is thinking, well, maybe not. Then with the storm that came in after you guys left, I'm comforted that heading back to the Bristol Bay rivers is probably a better idea for me after all (countdown = 2 weeks).

That first video looked like you were hoisting halibut up from the ocean floor.

Sg

PS: I don't think you go to hell for killing yelloweye in AK.
Posted by: eyeFISH

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 07:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Salmo g.


PS: I don't think you go to hell for killing yelloweye in AK.


I'm pretty certain that you do. evil
Posted by: paker

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 09:23 PM

Originally Posted By: eyeFISH
I knew my ears were burnin' the other day.


That's 'cuz we only pick on the people we like! wink

"I know how to cook a FARKING burrito!!!!!!!"

Don't ever change, Doc!

rofl
Posted by: Robbob

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 09:44 PM

After last years trip, I couldn't believe that it could be that sunny and calm at POW! Vedder and I would have gladly taken the lil chop in the furbag video...I don't think it was ever that calm when we were up there!

Robbo does run a first class operation and he works hard to get ya fish.

Man Camp is just as pictured....a great time!

Great report Parker!
Posted by: Magicfly

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/14/10 11:12 PM

The pic of the eagle is tough.

Mf
Posted by: Jerry Garcia

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/15/10 08:30 AM

There is nothing quite like sitting at the edge of the pier at Man Town eating freshly cooked and chilled crab, tossing the shells into the water below, drinking an iced down beer talking about the days adventure and tomorrows dreams.
Posted by: Salmo g.

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/15/10 12:18 PM

When you put it that way JG, we oughta' sign up!

Sg
Posted by: Jerry Garcia

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/15/10 12:56 PM

If it wasn't for saving my vacation for an upcoming knee replacement I would be there.
Posted by: snit

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/15/10 01:39 PM

Sounds like a pretty friggin' good way to spend a vacation! I'd sure like to make it up to fish with Rob.
Posted by: AkKings

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/16/10 09:44 PM

Cool report Parker, now you need to get Rob to invite you up in July when the fishing is really good, kings are bigger and there are times its hard to get through the silvers to get to the kings.
See ya out there Rob!
Posted by: paker

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/16/10 11:59 PM

I can't wait to bring my boy up there in a few years!
Posted by: Sky-Guy

Re: Prince of Wales Sportfishing - Part 2 - 06/19/10 01:34 PM

The Chronicles of PP at P.O.W. A most excellent report and great vid's Parker. Moochin' up those kings must have been a blast!

My dad and I have been talking about a trip up north and I think the list of destinations just got really short!