View Full Version : Check out this NPH hali...

bergie berg
01-14-2010, 11:28 PM

We caught the fish dropshotting a 5 inch jerk shad with 6# test on our tandem kayak and it was definently a team effort. I hooked the fish and fought it while my dad paddled and did a great job steering the fish away from the docks, for reference I am 5'11 190 pounds. The fish was def 30+ inches, but I did not have a tape measure so I am not sure the exact measurement. After the pic I unhooked her put her back in the water, she sat there for a split second then took off like a rocket.

The rest of the day: We fished from about 9:45-12:45 using mostly big hammers and a dropshot here and there. We each caught a halibut, and between the two of us we also caught a 5 spotties, a sandie, and a croaker. None of which were anything special so we didnt take any pics

my dad going bendo on a halibut

the fish

same fish being unhooked and released, I would guess this hali was about 15-18 inches. (it kinda looks like his fingers are in the fish's gils, there not)

Again, All fish were quickly and safely cpr'ed

peace out, Dean and Thomas (bergie berg)

01-14-2010, 11:37 PM
What a great fish. Must have been a blast from your Yak! Nice job to you and Pops

01-14-2010, 11:43 PM
Berg, nice to see you and your pops back out there. Awesome job by the both of you landing that monster hali. :Shocked: Didn't get to hookup on any hali's the last time I was out, but I'm hoping to hookup on my next voyage. :Cool:

01-15-2010, 07:27 AM
Very nice flattie! Those bigger ones are a blast on the light line. Good job on landing it, there are even bigger ones in there. Looked like a great day weather wise too, cant beat that!

fisherman from long beach
01-15-2010, 07:30 AM
nice going on the butt,go team work on the yak

01-15-2010, 09:00 AM
newport harbor= good fishing....nice job...

01-15-2010, 12:20 PM
Nice release......keep it up....5 inch jerk shad 6lb...light lining it.

01-15-2010, 12:28 PM
Very nice, was that trip on the 14th ?

01-15-2010, 04:37 PM
Hey Berg what hook/hook size are you using on that jerk shad?


01-15-2010, 04:56 PM
Nice fish they are in there but you just have to get through all the pancakes way to go on that hali.


murrieta angler
01-15-2010, 05:06 PM
Very nice looking fish B.B.
The more harbor pics I see, the quicker i'm gonna get out there..:Smile:
Thnaks for the report and pictures.

01-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Thanks alot man, I'm gonna go catch your Hali now.


01-15-2010, 07:48 PM

Very nice Pig Flattie from the harbor!

I have been telling all of my guests I take to the harbor that they are there! They don't believe me!!

Thanks for sharing!


old pudd fisher
01-15-2010, 07:58 PM
Thanks wow I love NPH.

01-15-2010, 08:00 PM

Very nice Pig Flattie from the harbor!

I have been telling all of my guests I take to the harbor that they are there! They don't believe me!!

Thanks for sharing!


:ROFL: I knew that there were legals in there somewhere!

That is a beauty, congrats!!! :Envious:

Fire Ball
01-15-2010, 08:10 PM
Wow, that is an awesome hali! Great job. I wish I could hit up NPH sometime!

Santa Fe Eric
01-15-2010, 09:27 PM
What a great fish!
Tandem kayaking and fishing? WOW! You fellas got rythm!