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    Thats alot of fish steak.

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    holy smokes!
    is this for real?!
    i wonder if it made the igfa books....
    i didnt know that norway had big halibut....
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    Quote Originally Posted by joefish00000 View Post
    i didnt know that norway had big halibut....
    Joe, if you like Alaska fishing and Alaska history, get a copy of the book called "Highliners". It will learn ya much.

    Norway has beeeg halibut. And those Squareheads have pioneered much of the Alaskan Halibut Fishery. Used to be a time when almost all Halibut boats up here where Norwegian run.
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    Highliners is a good book. I would recommend it is

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    There was an estimated 1000 pound halibut caught I believe in Chignik from loooong ago. There is plaque at the Homer Harbor at the ramp below the harbor master's office. It's titled "The left handed giant". Left handed halibut are pretty rare in themselves. I think it was caught in a seine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatwildgame View Post
    Thats alot of fish steak.
    Wait he didn't throw it back? It was a spawner dammit!

    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
    Joe, if you like Alaska fishing and Alaska history, get a copy of the book called "Highliners". It will learn ya much.
    I liked the part where the chick crabber was walking around the galley in her panties w/ the pu.. ah...erm stuff escaping out the sides...





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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    I liked the part where the chick crabber was walking around the galley in her panties w/ the pu.. ah...erm stuff escaping out the sides...
    Giblets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spoiled one View Post
    Giblets?
    omG!

    I went on search all over Dutch for a crab boat that had a crew like her I ended up going opie fishing w/ and this guy was the skipper ...





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    This new record is an Atlantic halibut, ours of course are Pacific halibut. The Atlantics grow larger than the Pacific halibut. I've seen pictures from processors with a few Pacific halibut in the 450-770 lb range. I've also seen that picture of the 1000 lb Pacific halibut caught commercially. That thing was over 10 feet.
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    A friend of ours from Sand Point said something about a 1000 pound halibut supposedly caught years ago. He said it actually really wasn't that long and heavy and probably closer to 600 or maybe 700 pounds. The way people posed with the fish in the picture made it appear much bigger. Still a huge halibut tho. You guys think there are a few of those fish left out there still?

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