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Old 01-07-2018, 06:49 PM   #1
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Long Beach Barndoor 1/7/18



Orca's got lady luck on his side. We landed this thing with no gaff or net. I came in with the assist and sunk the fish grip in its mouth. Once I got it I dragged it in and went primal on it giving it some good brain trauma. Sucker taped out at 40" with a 29" girth. We're est. near 30lbs. Should've brought a scale.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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Thats awesome!

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Old 01-07-2018, 07:15 PM   #3
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I caught one that size last year. The steaks on that fish are amazing. Good job and congrats on the prize.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:19 PM   #4
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SWEEEEEEEET BUTT!
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:37 PM   #5
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Awesome!! Great pic!
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:40 PM   #6
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Nice fish and without a gaff? Impressive way to bring in the new year.

Good work!
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:48 PM   #7
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Nice fish and without a gaff? Impressive way to bring in the new year.

Good work!
Thanks! It was a team effort. I think I had more fun than Orca. Yeah no gaff. I've fished these grounds for over a year now and this is only the second halibut I've come across. After today I'll be bringing a gaff with me.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:20 PM   #8
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Heck yeah! Thatís a nice one!
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:54 PM   #9
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Nice fish and without a gaff? Impressive way to bring in the new year.

Good work!
I wouldn’t have landed it without Saba’s Help. The dude is a fishacidal maniac.
I was kind of wanting to see if Saba would have lipped it. I’ll bet he would have tried rather than let it escape.

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Old 01-07-2018, 08:57 PM   #10
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Thanks all. Saba knows how to handle fish! That thing had a set of choppers it wanted to use on him. If he wasn’t there, I would have chickened out and released it. After this, I know that the FG knot is very reliable.

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I caught one that size last year. The steaks on that fish are amazing. Good job and congrats on the prize.
Thanks! Yes. Plenty of delicious steaks.
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Old 01-07-2018, 09:57 PM   #12
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Nice hali. Bet it put up a good fight
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:05 PM   #13
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Nice hali. Bet it put up a good fight
Yes. It was an amazing and fun fight. Multiple runs where it went from surface to the bottom effortlessly.
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Old 01-08-2018, 05:21 AM   #14
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Yes. It was an amazing and fun fight. Multiple runs where it went from surface to the bottom effortlessly.
They are astoundingly strong fish. I had one like that (smaller, obvi) in MDR it fought like a fish twice its size. It got me hooked on fishing Halibut for sure.

Great catch!!!
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Very impressive, Congrats and thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:23 AM   #16
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Great catch! hopefully this year we can all post one this big!
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:25 AM   #17
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Nice Hali!

Glad you were able to wrangle the butt without a gaff!!!
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Boom! nice fish
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Glad you were able to wrangle the butt without a gaff!!!
Credit to Saba. Only Saba is crazy enough to do something like that. The guy is an animal.
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Very impressive, Congrats and thanks for sharing.
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Thanks all. Hope everyone gets at least one this year.
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