Hi all, thanks for the great advice I've received on this form already.
I am pondering whether I need to pick up a halibut harpoon. I have a 20' Harbercraft, so the gunwale isn't too far above the normal waterline. I've got a good gaffe with a 3' handle which I have used with good success on smaller fish. I've never tried to lug a 150# halibut over the side, but have successfully brought 100# fish aboard, albeit on a different boat. Realistically, I'm more likely to release a really big fish than bring her in (derby winning considerations aside) but I do hope for 60-120# fish in the freezer this year.
Given the above, would y'all consider a halibut harpoon a necessary piece of equipment?