From Josh & Natasha aboard N52 SAMBA.:
We caught this beautiful halibut in Glacier Bay in the EXACT spot where we caught a 60 pound halibut in 2006. Thought we’d try our luck there again. Dropped a jig with half a herring and in minutes got an enormous hit. After an epic and joint struggle Natasha and I got the fish to the swim step. We took out the harpoon we’ve carried unused for all these years and harpooned the fish behind the gill plates. We tied off the line to the point to a cleat and waited. Then we made a lasso and used a boat hook to loop it around the tail, pulled hard and used the davit to lift! The halibut measured 69 inches snout to notch in tail which equals a 170 pound fish with 125 pounds of filets.
Natasha did a surgical job on the filet work.
Maybe we should have a charity auction for the GPS coordinates of our fishing spot!!!
Josh and Natasha