First trip of the year. Launched this morning about 6:30. Went to Nachos because fishdope reported live squid. Was going to run to the island if he had it. Nope, no live squid. Guess we’ll stay local. Got to the spot and about 45min later after a few sculpin and sand bass I get picked up and the reel starts screaming. I just serviced my reel so did not set the drag and it was too light. Tighten down drag a bit and it feels like either a hali or batray. Get to color and see its a huge halibut. My buddy gaffs it and we are blown away. Went 44lbs on my digital scale. Caught on a chasebait ultimate squid. Picked it up at the FH show so first time using it. Weather was beautiful. Flat seas and not much wind.