UNBELIEVABLE HALI on POINT LOMA

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Saltist, May 24, 2009.

  1. dkd711

    dkd711 Skunk Master...

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    congrats!
     
  2. yft1979

    yft1979 Well-Known "Member"

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    Ive been trying for years for that fish, congrats!
     
  3. bassnet

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    nice chunk of flat white meat! Barn door for sure!
     
  4. SD Carp

    SD Carp Newbie

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    Great job Saltist. As I've told you before, persistance pays off......way to go. No more tips needed for you - you got it :)
     
  5. GLASS PADDY

    GLASS PADDY Invisible Man

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    very nice fish,but I can't say much for the gaff job.
     
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  6. Genelie

    Genelie Well-Known "Member"

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    Wow; now thats a pig of a hali
     
  7. 5150

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    Heard it's easier to cut when there is a huge hole in the loin. :oinker::oinker:
     
  8. Smudge

    Smudge Moderate

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    Is the fish on the boat? Yep. Looks like it was a fucking spectacular gaff job then.

    I know when I'm working on deck that when someone has a fish of a lifetime on the line, or the first ever fish they've caught that I take the very first sure shot that I get to make sure that fish gets over the rail and into the hands of the angler.

    How do you think this report would have read if the deckhand missed the shot becasue he was trying to stick the fish in that perfect spot? Ever bounce a gaff off of a halibut's rock hard jaw the have the fish flip out and bust the line? Ever gaff a halibut with a 12 foot gaff while it's being handled by an inexperienced angler who is super excited because this is their first legal halibut?

    If the deckhand had missed and the fish got off do you think the post would have read... "Wife almost had the fish of a lifetime today, but the deckhand wiffed and the fish broke off at the surface. That's ok though, he was trying to make sure he didn't ruin any meat. I'm glad he went for the perfect shot instead of just getting the fish over the rail as fast as possible. My wife and I would have been really pissed and never gone fishing on that boat again if he had ruined any meat."


    Fucking go fishing people. They're biting! And for Christ's sake be happy for the people who got the fish of a lifetime instead of posting from the peanut gallery about "shoddy" gaff shots.
     
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  9. Lan Tran

    Lan Tran Newbie

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    Congratulation. Very nice looking fish.

    lan
     
  10. 805gregg

    805gregg Newbie

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    Nice fish, how much did it weigh? Was it a female and if it was, did it have roe?
     
  11. Saluki

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    Outstanding fish & great photos that will provide a lifetime of memories and stories about the big one that didn't get away.
     
  12. Darylfw

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    Tell Holly nice job Phil. That is a awesome fish.
     
  13. Reel hip

    Reel hip Meet my "Well known Member"

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    wow.....! way to go
     
  14. nunyabizness1

    nunyabizness1 BD Den Momma

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    I was on the Point Loma last week and there were plenty of Halibuts brought on board. We had a seal that wouldn't leave us alone and stole 5-6+ halibuts from us. The deckhand (Neil) did an awesome job that day gaffing the halibuts as quick as he could to save them. I was fortunate enough to bring my halibut aboard thanks to a great gaff-job by Neil as the seal was rushing for my hali! I don't care about where the gaff hits as long as my butt is saved! That was my first legal hali and I would have been really bummed if it was lost due to a deckhand worrying about where to gaff it! Awesome catch!
     
  15. Reuben

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    Spectacular Fish. Thats a sweet one! What was the weight! It looks 42-46 or something therabouts.

    Nice!
     
  16. Point Loma Ron

    Point Loma Ron Newbie

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    The fish wieghed 39.8 lbs and when you have a fish like that and it comes up you only have one shot, so you better MAKE IT COUNT. We have caught 167 halibut for 25trips this spring on the Point Loma and have not lost one at gaff due to operator error. We have lost a few at the surface and when you wind a big fat one to the top and he breaks water only BAD things can happen. All in all this was a score for me to play a hunch and find that body of fish and I cherrish all the good times and memories that I was able to pass on to all who fished with me! And for the guy thats whinning about the gaff job all I can say is some people fish and some CUT BAIT Capt Ron
     
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  17. gonsurfn

    gonsurfn Well-Known "Member"

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    What a pig flattie. Nice job!! With teeth like that one must have had, it would make a cool mount...
     
  18. 72fishn

    72fishn Member

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    Hey Saltist congrats to your wife for a catch of a life time. I was on that trip and Capt. Baker was sure persistant on those flatties. It was awesome seeing that fish come over the rail, glad someone whacked them that day.
     
  19. Foss

    Foss Senior Fossil

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    Congrats on putting your anglers on the fish Ron.
    BTW: Used your hali rig Saturday afternoon. Worked as advertised for a keeper off Mission Beach.
     
  20. Goijo

    Goijo Member

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    Welcome to the San Diego Rod and Reel Club Phil and Holly! What a way to start the season ... and to get into our monthly bulletin! I was out there the day before and scratched out 1 barely illegal (by about 1/2"!) Kept measuring and re-measuring to see if he'd stretch out more ... back in the water he went! Holly's though ... no need to measure that baby!!!
     

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