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Thread: Partridge Bank Halibut 5-15-2010
May-17-2010, 01:39 PM #11
- Boat Name
- Shamrock Predator, "Bay Dreamin'"
- Join Date
- Vancouver, Wa.
- Self employed
Kamen, Not another "Fishing Sucked" thread?? Your luck will change soon.
This info is from an IPHC member. Average halibut weight is getting smaller for the same age. Example, a 10 year Halibut weighs less this year than 10 years ago. This downward trend of Halibut size is happening all over, from Oregon to the tip of Alaska. Not all areas have the same rate change, but all areas do have a size reduction by age.
The suspected cause is a reduction of biomass. It is believed there has been an large increase in Arrow Tooth Flounder populations, which compete with the Halibut for the same biomass. Which "Maybe" part of the cause.
There is a bone in the Halibut's ear that produces one ring for each year of life. The rings can be counted to determine age, much like a tree. Then age and weight were compared over a period of years to determine this downward weight trend.
May-17-2010, 02:01 PM #12
May-17-2010, 02:41 PM #13
I make it a point to report both successful and unsuccessful trips. Sometimes, negative information is just as valuable to other anglers (where not to go, what not to try) as positive. I already caught about 80 lbs worth of halibut this season, so I can't complain.
May-17-2010, 03:21 PM #14
- Boat Name
- "La Paloma" 24ft Skipjack
- Join Date
my guess is that you neglected to bring Yosh? I got skunked Thurs, Fri, of the week before this last one on Hein, and Eastern, worked our butts off trying to get on the fish but they just werent interested in our offerings untill we found new grounds on Sat.
May-17-2010, 03:54 PM #15
Yoshi, AKA "Turbo", AKA "BaitThief", was there actually. It's impossible to leave him in the house without him crying to high heaven at 4 AM in the morning, which the Missus does not really appreciate.
May-18-2010, 07:16 AM #16
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