Kayak Halibut fishing

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jscrib

Whale Cock
Apr 29, 2004
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Great video and fish!!!:hali_olutta::hali_olutta::hali_olutta:

j
 
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Simon Bon Bowery

Lizard Fish Hippie
Feb 18, 2007
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Simon
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Chris Craft 19 cc "LiL Lizard"
So, smooth the butt never new what happened...

Nice Butt!!
 
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FloMar

Hired Gun!
Apr 28, 2004
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John Collar
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Parker 2320
OUTFREEKINSTANDING Greg, on all levels!
 
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GregAndrew

I Find Stuff
Dec 28, 2008
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T15 Kayak
Thanks all. Up till December of 2009 I was as antsy as the next guy when I saw color on a Halibut. But I happened to be fishing with Buttchaser back then when I hooked my then PB 25#er. He coached me through it step by step, and made the whole process simple (there are a few more steps to it on a kayak).

Fishdoctor- Kayak fishing is absolutely a blast for anything inshore. Check out my other YouTube videos under GregAndrew if you have any doubts.

NJ Mello- The GoPro with wide angle lens makes taking videos easy (not near as easy to edit and upload though lol).

Balboa29- All my Halibut come up like that since I started fishing with Valium laced bait. LOL

Sherm- Yep, soon as I lowered her back into the water she tried to flip me. But I was due for my weekly shower anyway. I try to always take care of business (game clip, dehook and gill pop) before I pull or take any weight off the gaff.

Cocktails- I offered Mike choice of filets when I got back to the barge, but he still had some in the freezer and said he wanted to catch his own anyway.

BJCanWeld- Depends on where and how you sink the gaff. I have never had a problem with a solid belly gaff.

Fishlawsophy- Yep that was me. I have caught lots of nice fish over the last couple years in the harbor, but nothing over 25#s (now the kelp beds are a different story).

Junyy- I never leave home with my fishing gear without my GoPro.

Killsfish- 65# braid to 28# leader. I could use less on the leader, but that is where I have found that I have to retie the least and the bait can still swim.
 
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Cheney

SkateAndDestroy
Jun 10, 2010
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Cheney
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very calm and cool about it. I guess thats why I don't have any halibut like that under my belt lol. great vid. thanks
 
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geno machino

"Relax" - Everything is going to be just fine!
Feb 9, 2007
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Beautiful Fish, Dude.

Great video, also.

Geno and Donna
 
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fredsmountain

Shark Bait
Feb 17, 2011
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Fred
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Yak
Awesome catch! How did you rig up your gopro. Did you construct something or buy a rig? I'm getting a gopro this xmas and looking for a good rig for the exact same thing.
 
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GregAndrew

I Find Stuff
Dec 28, 2008
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T15 Kayak
Here is my mount that seems to work pretty good for me. Since I always bring up camera worthy fish on my right side (dominant hand) as I was instructed, that is where I focused my camera. I used 1 1/4" pvc pipe and connectors but had to either heat and stretch or belt sand the pipe some to fit it into my flushmount. I have it slipped inside the flushmount just behind my seat and it sets up like this.
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Here is the complete unit by itself.
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Here are the pvc parts. An 1 1/4" to 1 1/4" connector, an 1 1/4" to 1" reducer, and a 1" terminal. I also added a terminal at the bottom to make the entire assembly float.
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I mounted the GoPro base to the flat end of the 1" terminal originally with only the sticky tape but now have added a couple of countersunk stainless screws.
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I set up the post of the camera with 2 knobs to allow me to adjust the camera in 2 directions.
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The fit on the PVC connectors is tight enough that I did not bother gluing in any but the bottom one. That allows me to use the same post for a light mount for night ops (check my avatar). Just remember to point the camera down more than you think, in order to get the yak-side video.
 
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