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Old 05-21-2015, 08:32 PM   #1
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Semi-Controlled Chaos

Don't you just love when everything comes together like peas and carrots?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-nbD9zYCqo
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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Wow

Congrats! That's a huge butt!! The under water footage was really cool. How did you hook up the camera to fo have your bait in focus?
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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Awesome catch! Enjoyed the tutorial along with the video. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:11 PM   #4
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Awesome Hali Greg. Sure going to make for a lot of great hali steaks.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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Bitchen shots Greg.
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:40 PM   #6
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I really thought you lost your gaff the second time the fish went back down. I have halibut envy now.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:04 PM   #7
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That's the hardest I've seen you work, well done as always.
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Old 05-21-2015, 10:59 PM   #8
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Good work Greg !
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:12 AM   #9
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Somehow I get different results in those situations...

Nicely done!
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:31 AM   #10
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Solid fish!

And, solid hookset fer sure!!
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:35 AM   #11
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Like always nice video
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:50 AM   #12
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You said it was a nice one

Good job on the photography and editing end of it Greg. Nice job on the patience in finally landing him. Time on the water shows.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:04 AM   #13
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OK, I have to admit it, I get excited every time I see a new video post by this guy. The calm approach is so different from my usual spastic fumbling...its like watching a sport on TV and going..."Oh so thats how the game is supposed to be played." Am I the only one??
Props Greg, great job as usual.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:05 AM   #14
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Greg's been outta practice for awhile...but if you ever wanted to see greg really excited...that's about as excited as he gets.
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Old 05-22-2015, 08:01 AM   #15
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Hey Greg, can I ask you what set up you're using in the video . What type of action is the rod ? Ok, thanks . Very nice fish ! Like your patience too !!
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:17 PM   #16
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Talk about Drama!!! Wow!!
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:11 PM   #17
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Congrats! That's a huge butt!! The under water footage was really cool. How did you hook up the camera to fo have your bait in focus?
Fishing line attached to quick release attached to end of fin of downrigger ball. Camera attached to side of fin on downrigger ball and pointed back. A stiff cross current can swing the bait to one side of the screen though.

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Awesome catch! Enjoyed the tutorial along with the video. Thanks for posting.
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Not a tutorial, just some observations.

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I really thought you lost your gaff the second time the fish went back down. I have halibut envy now.
That is why I buy only floating gaffs.

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That's the hardest I've seen you work, well done as always.
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OK, I have to admit it, I get excited every time I see a new video post by this guy. The calm approach is so different from my usual spastic fumbling...its like watching a sport on TV and going..."Oh so thats how the game is supposed to be played." Am I the only one??
Props Greg, great job as usual.
You guys should have seen me BB (Before Buttchaser). He coached me right through my first 20+ Halibut step-by-step. All I could say after was "Is it really that easy?"

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Hey Greg, can I ask you what set up you're using in the video . What type of action is the rod ? Ok, thanks . Very nice fish ! Like your patience too !!
GLoomis BBR964C 12-25 rated rod with a Mod-Fast action. Reel is a Calcutta 400.
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #18
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Grab that thing!

Good thing your gaff stuck. Thought you were going to lose it.

Nice video. I know you wanted to be careful and not farm that beauty.

My friend, there are times (I know halibut have teeth), when you have to put away your girly tools and say f-it, and grab it by it's gills!

Nice fish.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:12 AM   #19
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I have to say...
- after watching many of your halibut videos, I have never seen such consistent composure and success.

Nice job Greg
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:55 AM   #20
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I'm with Billy V on this. Completely cool in a clutch situation. One of the old school skippers I respect most, Capt. Ron Baker, told me you always want to gaff the halis, especially the big ones, right in the gut. Even though its not the spine it acts to paralyze them and they almost always gape their mouth wide open. Just like in the video. Mike
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