Big Halibut and a story- Sd Bay 10/2

teddya2

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What a day- short review started 8am 1- 5 ft leopard shark, multiple bass, 3 halibut ended at 1:00. AWESOME STORY started before we left, no bait tank outlet hose, figured shelter island sd marine, opens 730, left home forgot money. Return get to store at 728, chad buys wrong hose spend way too much, I go in return , launch get bait hit 1st spot by bridge multiple drifts till 11, 5 foot leopard was a beast, couple runs decided to let it go, grabbed hook he was off. Multiple bass later it slowed, off to 2nd planned spot by S.I., , wish upon as star was on radio, SERIOUSLY , I looked up at our big star, the sun, and wished very specifically to put a halibut on my hook now. 3 minutes later I was bit. No gaff and we see it, uh oh, 3 swings 3 runs and now a broken net I GRABBED A KNIFE AND HAD HIM ON SURFACE- 1 QUiCK STAB AND LIFTED THE BEAST OUT OF THE WATER! What a Lucky day with good buddy Chad as we both kept calm 44 inches 24 lbs.

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nicodemus

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"The Young Man and the Fish" Great story! Nice halibut!
 

teddya2

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[QUOTE="Buttchaser,
Cool story , nice catch !!!
Be careful with that knife bud , Get a gaff !!! ----, yo buttchaser... thanks- Yea funny I have 3 gaffs all 3including a 7 footer left in the garage, usually always have a short one on board, it is there now. We were not going to bounce that one in, 10 inch blade did the trick
 
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marlyn

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    Id rather be lucky than good!
     

    mhanson59hb

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    Nice fish. Get yourself a fishing checklist. It will save you from forgetting something important. Like a gaff or putting the plug in! :D
     

    teddya2

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    Nice fish! But you might need another tape or scale unless that thing was anorexic? 44" should be a lot heavier than that.
    Measred proper for sure tail to lip, 4 inches short of 4 feet...i weighed me twice then me and the beast on home scale, maybe missed weight but she was a skinny preggo
     

    Randal

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    I was thinking the same thing that Greg A. said. A 30lb halibut is right around 41". What is that hole in the stomach area with a little of its insides coming out of, never the less its a very nice fish but a strange story.
     
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    teddya2

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    I was thinking the same thing that Greg A. said. A 30lb halibut is right around 41". What is that hole in the stomach area with a little of its insides coming out of,
    the hole equals the knife i used to lift it out of the water- sweet knife shot ehh?