September 17, 2014
ALASKA: caught a 215 pound halibut
Angler Hastings Franks holds up a mega-flatfish estimated at around 215 lbs. The fish was caught aboard the charter boat "Grand Aleutian" while fishing in Kachemak Bay off Homer, Alaska.
Using herring for bait and fishing in 200 feet of water, the angler struggled for over thirty minutes to bring the huge fish to the surface. Captain David asked the angler if he would like to release the fish, his offer was immediately declined.
After deciding that the fish would be kept, it was, gaffed twice, and then pull aboard. The big fish was filleted on the sea and not weighted at the dock.