Results 1 to 10 of 24
Nov-10-2008, 06:19 PM #1
New Book Halibut Fisherman's Bible
Just about ready...
Nov-14-2008, 01:07 PM #2
I've been a bit busier than usual with the winter like weather but I skimmed through the pre release copy you sent and it looks like another good one, thanks again Fred.Sheep For Sale, Dead or Alive
Nov-14-2008, 07:49 PM #3
Sent you a PM FredKeeping Missouri furbag free
Nov-14-2008, 08:54 PM #4
Thanks, Keta. A new pict with the text missing. It's now 185 pages, 165 picts, illustrations and rigging diagrams, all color. See below for the new pict.
Had some trouble with your PM at first, but got it. Thank you.
Nov-15-2008, 02:16 PM #5New Guy
- Join Date
- New York
I would believe that the tactics in the book would also work for our fluke back east. Any thoughts on the subject?
Nov-15-2008, 09:15 PM #6
You are absolutely right. The fact of the matter is that the keeper fluke size limit has grown over the years to the point that it is exactly the same as our halibut out here. So, since both are voracious predators of various and similar fin bait, squid, etc., there is no doubt in my mind that the tactics in this book will up the bigger fluke count for anyone who uses them. That is why fluke are also discussed in the same breaths as halibut. People, East Coast fluke hunters in particular envision big, multi-hundred pound Pacific halibut that are caught up in Alaska when they hear the word "halibut", but the truth is that the majority of the halibut caught on the rest of the West Coast and especially the smaller California species that are caught are the size of keeper fluke, along with far less, much bigger fish.
These techniques will hammer the hell out of those doormat fluke back there.
Sounds like you enjoyed the book. I hope so.
Nov-16-2008, 12:48 PM #7
Do many/any east coast fishermen target Greenland Halibut?Sheep For Sale, Dead or Alive
Nov-17-2008, 10:56 AM #8Captain
- Join Date
Sent you a PM. Mike
Nov-17-2008, 12:03 PM #9
Where can I get this book?
Looks very intersting and I really have enjoyed some older articles that you wrote for WON.
Nov-17-2008, 06:25 PM #10
2380 and anyone else interested in this book, please PM me with your email address and I'll get the book info out to you right away.
Jan and the others waiting for the book, it will go out tonight. It's a wrap and wound up 187 pages and 190 photos and rigging illustrations. This book is not a re-hash of the "same old, same old" on halibut fishing. It has a great number of the deepest, darkest secrets of true halibut pros in it. If you want to catch more halibut, and especially the bigger units, the how to is here.
Keta. I believe that what you are calling "greenland halibut" are in fact Atlantic halibut. They exist well south of Greenland, with some huge ones caught on places like the Stellwagon Bank. No one specifically fishes for them for some reason. I have a buddy who recently tried a Spider for them and he said that he just couldn't keep the cod, pollack, haddock and congers off of it. He's a pinhooker and those fish are all worth money, so he was happy. That is, until he hooked "something huge" that he could barely get off the bottom, did massive "halibut head shakes" and eventually busted him off. This guy is a giant bluefin fisherman and really knows his way around big fish. Sounded like the real deal. He's trying again. I'll let you know how that works out.
By Fred Archer in forum Fishing Chit ChatReplies: 9Last Post: Nov-11-2008, 03:30 AM
By fishngrandpa in forum Southern California Inshore Trip PlanningReplies: 2Last Post: Jul-19-2008, 09:59 PM
By ChooChoo54 in forum Baja Mexico Fishing Reports and DiscussionReplies: 12Last Post: May-14-2008, 09:30 PM