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Topic: Pacific halibut on 8lb test  (Read 483 times)

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Saw this video and it was too impressive not to share. This kid plays the butt like a god damn champ.


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Great video, good morning... :smt006
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Damn impressive!
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Take note. That's how it's done. I always fish halibut with just enough drag to keep my sinker on the bottom and not pull line. When I get a bite I put just enough pressure on them to glide them to the net. I don't worry about trying to tire them out cause no matter what, they're going to go apeshit when they hit the net anyway. Net 'em, clip 'em while they're in the net, then beat 'em real good.





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That's kardinal84's kid. Hes got some serious skills.


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That's awesome. I hooked one on my ultra light Claris last year. It got tangled in my other rods line and broke me off.
Pretty cool.
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Take note. That's how it's done. I always fish halibut with just enough drag to keep my sinker on the bottom and not pull line. When I get a bite I put just enough pressure on them to glide them to the net. I don't worry about trying to tire them out cause no matter what, they're going to go apeshit when they hit the net anyway. Net 'em, clip 'em while they're in the net, then beat 'em real good.
I have my drag set at 10lbs, when you say you don't worry about tiring them out, are you saying your drag is generally loose but you still horse em' up?
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Never horsing them up. Just lifting my rod really slowly and reeling in my line really slowly. If they take off I let 'em run, but I'm usually thumbing my reel and letting them do what they want....not necessarily using drag to tire them out.

You'd be surprised how many halibut you can just walk into your net. Obviously there's some that hit your line and take off, but I've brought in a lot of 'buts that I just lifted off the bottom and finessed into the net. When you start jerking on them and pulling them up faster than they want to come up they no likey and put up a fight.

Even the big 27lb 'but I caught on the Islander trip a few years back came right up after its initial run. It even sat motionless 3' under my yak for at least 2 minutes while I tried to figure out how the hell I was gonna land it. AlsHobie eventually came to my rescue and hit it with a perfect gaff shot.
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Never horsing them up. Just lifting my rod really slowly and reeling in my line really slowly. If they take off I let 'em run, but I'm usually thumbing my reel and letting them do what they want....not necessarily using drag to tire them out.

You'd be surprised how many halibut you can just walk into your net. Obviously there's some that hit your line and take off, but I've brought in a lot of 'buts that I just lifted off the bottom and finessed into the net. When you start jerking on them and pulling them up faster than they want to come up they no likey and put up a fight.

Even the big 27lb 'but I caught on the Islander trip a few years back came right up after its initial run. It even sat motionless 3' under my yak for at least 2 minutes while I tried to figure out how the hell I was gonna land it. AlsHobie eventually came to my rescue and hit it with a perfect gaff shot.
Great description.  I'll giverago come manana if things go my way... :smt006
Word to the wise if your mama aint' taught ya' "Don't stand in front of a man and a fish he aint' caught yet.  Brock Zeman song "I'm goin' fishin"

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