Great video and what great conditions your crew had! FYI I was getting kind of itchy seeing those bites... Normally get to SE AK twice a year but still nursing my shoulder after surgery this year! Keep posting videos like this as you're not hurting my feelings!
That was scary, I had a buddy lose a big halibut by gaffing close to where you gaffed, he did not know how to get it in boat or what to do so he just held it out of the water, then the butt went nuts ripping thru the meat and freedom. ever see a pissed off halibut, they can fly out of the water pretty dam high as he flips you off.
Anyway nice fish and report, thanks