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Thread: Working on halibut ratio

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    ventura, ca

    Default Working on halibut ratio

    The conditions havenít been better and when a meeting was canceled and the swell was absent, I went straight to the hole that has been producing halibut. The ratio of legals to shorts hasnít been good for a while, so when I hooked up after 10 min and couple of missed hits and the fish didnít fight hard, I leisurely worked it to shore. I was ready for in-water release and reached for pliers.

    Then I took a quick look through crystal clear water-it looked bigger than expected. I was wading in 2 ft of water with rocks behind me (not the best place to land on high tide), so, very gently I walked the hali with minimal pull, (like a mellow dog on leash) about 200 ft and I found a sandy patch and slid the fish on it.
    Nice 28Ē incher. Expecting folks in town I got hali into a bag and drove home to fillet it and put in fridge. Possibly my shortest session yet..
    Enjoy the weekend while conditions last and have fun out there.
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  2. #2


    Very nice!
    I almost forgot what one looked like.
    Sometimes the big ones just lay there and don't put up a struggle.

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    ventura, ca


    If you get a chance to get in the surf - it seems like the good time to get them : I went to a similar/new spot today and got 3 shorts (one near legal). It is nice not to worry about swell as waves are 1-2 ft , only problem was a lot of floating veggies, which is what you get close to rocks but it is worth it. Still warm, clear and a tons of small bait.

  4. #4


    Nice catch!

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