August 06, 2012
ALASKA: huge 380 pound halibut
Angler John Schaap of Susanville landed this monster 88 inch, 380 pound halibut near Glacier Bay in Alaska while fishing with Captain Andy Martin out of Alaskan Anglers Inn in Gustavus. The bait was a whole pink salmon rigged on a 16/0 circle hook. The battle lasted 90 minutes / an hour of which was just fighting the beast off the bottom. Then, it took more than half an hour to bring her up.