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Scull Boat Hunting

~ Elliott and Capt. Dave spent this calm late season morning practicing the art of sculling one of our local bays. I’m not talking about rowing one of those fancy Ivy League skiffs, this is scull hunting ! A tradition … Continue reading

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Hybrid Goldeneye drake

~ One of hunters took a unique Goldeneye on a hunt this past week.  What we thought was a primo Barrow’s Goldeneye drake upon closer inspection appears to be a mix of the two species– Common, American Goldeneye X Barrow’s … Continue reading

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Whitewing Bling

One of our hunters took a really nice whitewing drake on a scoter hunt this morning, and whatdya know … it was wearing BLING ! congrats Scott. The stainless leg band was still dime bright even though this scoter was … Continue reading

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Graduation Present

~ Here at Peninsula Sportsman Headquarters we’ve had the pleasure of hosting a father/ son duo from CA for the past few days. Dad Russ presented this trip to his son RJ as a graduation gift for completing college last … Continue reading

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GoPro Crabbing

~ The local summer Dungeness Crab season opened on the first of July and our crew set out to find where the crusty critters were hiding.   Amidst beautiful July weather in the high 70′s pots were set in the morning and when … Continue reading

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Big Inside Lings

Our inside Lingcod fishing season has been underway since the first of the month and with great spring weather we’ve also been enjoying some quality fish coming to the boat. Opening weekend saw many fish in the 30″ range and last weekend Patrick … Continue reading

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Tiger Rockfish

~ One bonus of the Neah Bay trip was a pair of beautiful Tiger Rockfish ( Sebastes nigrocinctus  ) caught while jigging Big Hammer swimtails and carefully released. These long lived rockfish are uncommon and striking with no two fish alike in color and pattern. Kasey took a handsome … Continue reading

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Neah Bay Lingcod opener 2013

~ Area 4 Neah Bay opened for lingcod retention last Tuesday so the crew from  F/V Siwash aka “Team Ling Hammer” headed West to get a crack at the first lings of the year. Camping in Sekiu courtesy of Van Riper’s resort we awoke … Continue reading

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Steamer Clams

Sure is fun heading down to the tideflats on a spring day for some steamer clam digging… and the rewards for a half hour spent digging in the mud ?  Good times and a heck of a clam dinner for the crew. … Continue reading

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Layout Hunting

Hunting from a layout boat is one of the more classic, challenging and rewarding ways to take trophy ducks. Nobody who has experienced layout hunting says it’s easy, it is not.  The gunner’s laying down in the box 6 inches below the waterline with a shot … Continue reading

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