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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Halibut Tips  (Read 1964 times)

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ChuckE

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This is practically mandatory reading if you plan to target halibut this season:

http://www.freefishreport.com/news.php?extend.189

Winner - 2013 Doran Beach Crabfest
2nd Place tie - 2012 Alameda Rockwall Halibut Derby
Winner (Biggest Rock Crab) - 2010 Half Moon Bay Crabfest
Winner - 2009 Alameda Rockwall Halibut Derby
Winner - 2009 Paradise Halibut Hunt
Winner - 2007 NCKA Angler of the Year
Winner "Grand Slam" - 2007 Bendo @ Mendo III
2nd Place - 2007 Monterey Bay Kayak Fishing Derby
Winner - 2004 Santa Cruz Kayak Fishing Derby


promethean_spark

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However, I've found my big net to be more effective than a gaff.  Once a fish is in that baby, it's mine.

I also like to sever the spine with my knife rather than beat the fish with a club, while still wrapped in the net, that method is foolproof.
The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they said, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.


kickfish

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Just cut the gills.  I been out on the long range boats and it takes hours of the sharks to find us.  The decks all bloody and we are having a ball.

I would get in in my net and cut the gills in the net.  Game Over.

Ken kickfish


 

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