It's been I while since I have posted. My son has been working and when he gets a day off, we have been doing freshwater fishing. After working on the boat on Saturday trying to fix a malfunctioning hydraulic lift, I was discouraged by my lack of success. Some Googling led to to a theory to try on Sunday (short the up-trim sensor), and I was so confident that I brought my fishing gear. I got it working, and was on the water and baited up by around 1pm. I fished the point for a couple of hours with no bites, then headed for San Clemente and fished in about 120ft of water. The meter showed no bait in the water, so I had doubts about this area, and was considering making a move. I drifted for about an hour with no bites, and then suddenly, I got slammed. I could tell it was big, and after it stopped fighting too hard I felt it was a halibut. I knew it would be a keeper and just had to figure out how to hold my rod with one hand and gaff it with the other. The first gaff attempt bounced off his head, and it was pissed. I started ripping line off my reel, which luckily had the drag set light. By divine intervention, I was able to get it back to the boat, and I told myself to relax a little, and sink the gaff. It was a success, and it made in in the boat. Weighed 22lbs. One bite in about 3 hours of fishing and I made it count.