Posted by jas on May 05, 2002 at 20:25:22:
In Reply to: Bring a knife, or risk going for a LONG ride.... posted by Frank on May 05, 2002 at 18:53:12:
" If you are going to fish for halibut, be prepared for hooking a fish that is too big to land. Bring a knife !!"
For most of us, the halibut we fish/catch isn't the same species from Alaska. The halibut you're talking about are Pacific Halibut. They've reached 9 ft and up to 500lbs. Our California Halibut maxes out at about 70lbs. Normally a FAT butt for us would be anything over 30lbs. I'm greatful with anything over 15lbs.
I have yet to hear of any yak anglers fishing regularly in Alaska (other than the Eskimos whom started the whole craze a couple thousand years ago). I know they're out there, I just don't know if they're online much. I'd LOVE to see some guys from Alaska start posting about their fish exploits. I'd be nervous landing any butt over 40lbs from a yak. If I was in Alaska, I wouldn't do it w/ out a support vessel/crew. They'd have to be the ones to land those 80lb+.
I hope to nail at least one butt tomorrow. I think it's going to be a Corral early am launch since the wind could be picking up. Blows much harder West of Point Dume (usually).
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