75 pound son catches a 60 pound halibut off his kayak!
Took my son fishing over labor day weekend in Cook Inlet. Where is everybody?!?!?! 3 cars in the parking lot, two of which were from our group. I've often heard that if you are hammering fish, and you are all alone, you are probably doing something illegal. lol. I don't think I was....
Launched a few hours before low slack. The fog was THICK! Could not tell up or down for a while there. A few tense moments as my GPS didn't seem to want to make up its mind and I am sure we peddled around in circles for a bit.
Managed a limit of halibut. Once the strikes began an hour before slack, we managed four fish in under an hour. I'd guess 12, 25, 30, and 60. The big fish taped at 50 inches exactly making it 60.3 pounds on the weight length chart.
Trolled on the way back in and went 1 for 3 on cohos. 2 of the 3 cohos were caught within 50 yards of the shoreline. So there are still cohos pushing up the inlet.
Saw a massive humpback whale 50 yards away from us. as the wakes were reaching us, another smaller humpback surface only 25 yards away! Way too cool if not super freaky in the thick pea soup like fog we were in.
Here's the video. I was more exited than he was!!! :
His meat blanket....
Good times!!! Thanks for sharing.
How deep? Did you sweeten that hootchie with bait? Where do you keep them before returning to the beach?
Have you tried Berkley Power baits? I have been having good luck with them, especially on a Kodiak Custom bottom jig. The pinkish color ones particularly. Did you launch at Whiskey or drive the beach further south?
I like power bait. Have not tried them in halibut or king application. I was eyeing up the "cut bait" to add strips. I know others on the forums are quite successful with spoons for halibut which I may try with scent.
We just launch from WG. Anchor Point is better in a sense but the super shallow waters make it a much more difficult and dangerous launch when there is higher surf.
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