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    Default 340 pounder out of Whittier


    Crazy Rays Adventures photo posted on The Alaska Life. Caught out of Whittier. From the captain:

    Halibut was 7'1" tall with an approximate weight of 340 lb caught on the Crazy Ray with Crazy Rays Adventures from Whittier Alaska 07-07-2012. The lucky guy that hooked the monster Halibut was a client of ours and was his first time fishing, his name is Da Savong from Anchorage Alaska

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    "Dear Lord, all I ask for is one fish like that on my summer trip to Alaska!"

    That is so awesome!!

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    Wow that is awsome sorta like that post in the dispatch this morning.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...t-dinghy-video

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    and let me add, it was close to Whittier!
    Not to far out, I cant seem to find a 20lber out that close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeek the Greek View Post
    "Dear Lord, all I ask for is one fish like that on my summer trip to Alaska!"

    That is so awesome!!
    Believe me.....you would absolutely LOVE a fish even half that big...!!!
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    Clearly you folks don't recall the big chinook Deshka fiasco of 2012.

    We don't keep big fish. Big fish hold big genetics.

    Toss 'r back boys!!
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    Clearly you folks don't recall the big chinook Deshka fiasco of 2012.

    We don't keep big fish. Big fish hold big genetics.

    Toss 'r back boys!!
    You said it TWB. And I couldn't agree more. Toss r back boys is good advice and great for the resource.

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    Bummer they killed it....
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    It was his first time fishing, cut him some slack. If it was your first time fishing and you caught a 300+lb halibut I highly doubt you throw it back. Congrats to the guy who caught it, but he will be disappointed next time he goes out...........

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    Hopefully he had a derby ticket.

    MMMM, Tasty! So tender you can cut it with an AXE.

    Legally though, it is the individual's own choice on whether to put the wood shampoo to his halibut...

    I have heard of another fairly large butt caught right in the harbor....180 pounds.

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    Wow what a fish. I am yet to break the 40lb mark.

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    Man I thought the sarcasm was heavy enough.

    I would've bagged n tagged it. Halibut twice a week for the next year.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Believe me.....you would absolutely LOVE a fish even half that big...!!!
    Quite true. My all-time biggest fish was a sandbar shark that weighed 304#, and my bigggest finfish was a bigeye tuna weighing 96#, so a halibut that was 'only' half the size of the OP would make me ecstatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    Clearly you folks don't recall the big chinook Deshka fiasco of 2012.

    We don't keep big fish. Big fish hold big genetics.

    Toss 'r back boys!!
    HAHA! Hopefully I can keep the controversial posts coming! Through all the tough talk about tossing hogs back in the water, I TRULY believe Francis is the only one that would...

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    I would toss it. There would be no reason to take the boat out again with that much fish to eat, and who would want that?
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    I'd toss it too, who wants to take 2 days off work just to process one fish...

    Seriously though, i'd be interesting to see what the egg count on a fish that size is. Can't blame the guy for keeping it, but I wouldn't have personally.

    Awesome picture and story, thanks for posting!

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    I'm interested in the coordinates of a halibut hole close to Whittier!
    I just couldn't kill a female that big. Too big to screw around with too. The 40-60lbs fish are just the right size for filleting and handling on our boat.
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    so sitting there with derby ticket and 340 pound fish youd say "naw ill throw it back too big for me"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anticipation View Post
    so sitting there with derby ticket and 340 pound fish youd say "naw ill throw it back too big for me"?
    Derby ticket or not, that fish would be going home with me!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anticipation View Post
    so sitting there with derby ticket and 340 pound fish youd say "naw ill throw it back too big for me"?
    Wouldn't have purchased a derby ticket for largest fish in the first place. Butts that size should be released.
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