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Old 07-18-2011, 09:53 AM   #31
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You sir...are a badass. snagged a couple decent ones last night myself.

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Old 07-18-2011, 12:51 PM   #32
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Hell of a stringer. Is that just soy sauce, jalapeno and sriracha? Presentation looks great.
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:13 PM   #33
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:01 PM   #34
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Great pics. Congrats John.

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Old 07-18-2011, 09:16 PM   #35
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Amazing haul man. This is great advice. Also, I like to overweight myself when targeting hali's. There so often in shallow that it helps to slow down and reduce fin kicks and movement underwater. This equates to fewer spooked fish. I try to make myself neutral at 6'-8ft depth. Don't neglect the flat reef or reef in general. Iv'e shot many right on the reef. When I approach a good area, I envision that a halibut is right in the spot, every spot. This really seems to make them pop out when they're actually there.
Oh like that 40lbr you are holding in your avatar haha. Nick come up to Santa Monica and lets hit PV or PD soon.
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:44 PM   #36
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Its all about the terrain. Look for sand channels between rocks or eel grass, and when you find those areas you are literally looking inch by inch for eyes, a mouth, a tail or the outside fringe of their fins. I call it fossil hunting! Also make your drops SLOWLY and scan 360 degrees before setting off. Also, when you pull the trigger shoot at an angle for penetration. Even hard pack sand can stop a tip short if shot straight down. (very important). You will get lucky sometime and find them out on top of the sand, but even then you have to be quick with the shot cause they seem to bolt much faster if not covererd up. good luck and slow down!!!!
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Old 07-18-2011, 10:52 PM   #37
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Hit it after work 2nite and the vis had dropped off a tad. the south wind was blowin a little but the swell is minimal. Huntable or not, thats how I look at it and today was definately huntable. Still real fishy out there and It KILLED me to have to go to work this morn. with about 30 pelicans dive bombin right out front! Took a couple, spooked a couple and as always-had a great time!
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:18 AM   #38
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Hit it after work 2nite and the vis had dropped off a tad. the south wind was blowin a little but the swell is minimal. Huntable or not, thats how I look at it and today was definately huntable. Still real fishy out there and It KILLED me to have to go to work this morn. with about 30 pelicans dive bombin right out front! Took a couple, spooked a couple and as always-had a great time!
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Again, beautiful fish! So awesome that you can slay halis like that.
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:38 PM   #39
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Okay! even for me today was a day to remember. Started off the day taking the r.i.b. up to point dume. Was greeted with sh-t vis and 59 degree water. Made a u-turn and started hitting up spots on the return trip home. vis was pretty poor but got a lil better the further south we got. Noticed a ton of birds workin inside at my new favorite spot and jumped in to take a quick recon. It was huntable and in 2 min. I saw a nice flatty and took em. Swam back and told my bud to suit up and headed back out. As I got inside the chovies were thick and that is when the fun started. First off I want to say I lost my stringer off my belt earlier and figured I would just swim one back -if I got one at all. Well, by the time I got back to the boat I had FOUR nice fished stacked up on my spear like a giant halibut fishkabob!!! (with one cali sandwiched in there). I would shoot a fish, brain it and push it up to the flopper, then just shoot through the fish over and over-unbelievable! EVERY drop I saw fish and I was about to pull the trigger on an easy 30 lb fish and he bolted. I had my limit within 15 min and was just blown away. Has anyone else ever seen halibut that thick? Crazy! Click image for larger version

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:41 PM   #40
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Jesus dude you're killing me, congrats on an epic streak!!
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Okay! even for me today was a day to remember. Started off the day taking the r.i.b. up to point dume. Was greeted with sh-t vis and 59 degree water. Made a u-turn and started hitting up spots on the return trip home. vis was pretty poor but got a lil better the further south we got. Noticed a ton of birds workin inside at my new favorite spot and jumped in to take a quick recon. It was huntable and in 2 min. I saw a nice flatty and took em. Swam back and told my bud to suit up and headed back out. As I got inside the chovies were thick and that is when the fun started. First off I want to say I lost my stringer off my belt earlier and figured I would just swim one back -if I got one at all. Well, by the time I got back to the boat I had FOUR nice fished stacked up on my spear like a giant halibut fishkabob!!! (with one cali sandwiched in there). I would shoot a fish, brain it and push it up to the flopper, then just shoot through the fish over and over-unbelievable! EVERY drop I saw fish and I was about to pull the trigger on an easy 30 lb fish and he bolted. I had my limit within 15 min and was just blown away. Has anyone else ever seen halibut that thick? Crazy! Attachment 155716Attachment 155717 Middle fish was 38 in.
I have yet to get a nice 'but and everytime I see your posts i get more jealous ...yuo should run a halibut charter pm me if you ever want to go out
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Old 07-24-2011, 06:53 PM   #42
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Okay! even for me today was a day to remember. Started off the day taking the r.i.b. up to point dume. Was greeted with sh-t vis and 59 degree water. Made a u-turn and started hitting up spots on the return trip home. vis was pretty poor but got a lil better the further south we got. Noticed a ton of birds workin inside at my new favorite spot and jumped in to take a quick recon. It was huntable and in 2 min. I saw a nice flatty and took em. Swam back and told my bud to suit up and headed back out. As I got inside the chovies were thick and that is when the fun started. First off I want to say I lost my stringer off my belt earlier and figured I would just swim one back -if I got one at all. Well, by the time I got back to the boat I had FOUR nice fished stacked up on my spear like a giant halibut fishkabob!!! (with one cali sandwiched in there). I would shoot a fish, brain it and push it up to the flopper, then just shoot through the fish over and over-unbelievable! EVERY drop I saw fish and I was about to pull the trigger on an easy 30 lb fish and he bolted. I had my limit within 15 min and was just blown away. Has anyone else ever seen halibut that thick? Crazy! Attachment 155716Attachment 155717 Middle fish was 38 in.
That is completely absurd and awesome! I don't think I have ever heard of anyone having a limit of halibut on their shaft. Absolutely crazy...
Congrats, you are so stoked!

:EDIT: You have given new definition to the term "speed-stringer"

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Old 07-24-2011, 06:57 PM   #43
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Okay! even for me today was a day to remember. Started off the day taking the r.i.b. up to point dume. Was greeted with sh-t vis and 59 degree water. Made a u-turn and started hitting up spots on the return trip home. vis was pretty poor but got a lil better the further south we got. Noticed a ton of birds workin inside at my new favorite spot and jumped in to take a quick recon. It was huntable and in 2 min. I saw a nice flatty and took em. Swam back and told my bud to suit up and headed back out. As I got inside the chovies were thick and that is when the fun started. First off I want to say I lost my stringer off my belt earlier and figured I would just swim one back -if I got one at all. Well, by the time I got back to the boat I had FOUR nice fished stacked up on my spear like a giant halibut fishkabob!!! (with one cali sandwiched in there). I would shoot a fish, brain it and push it up to the flopper, then just shoot through the fish over and over-unbelievable! EVERY drop I saw fish and I was about to pull the trigger on an easy 30 lb fish and he bolted. I had my limit within 15 min and was just blown away. Has anyone else ever seen halibut that thick? Crazy! Attachment 155716Attachment 155717 Middle fish was 38 in.
Holy shit man!~! I need to start diving the Bu!
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #44
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You're on fire, right on!!
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:54 PM   #45
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