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    The Harbor Masters office told me today that someone landed a 318 pound 8 foot long monster out of Smitty's cove in Whittier. I drove to Smitty's cove to check it out but not a soul was around. I couldn't search long because i had to make the tunnel.
    I was just curious if anyone has any pictures, stories, info? Is this even true? Maybe the person who caught it would chime in.........

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    I heard them call Port Ashton asking if Whittier or Seward had an official scale.
    They said the fish they had was 93 inches long which according to the chart in the tide tables puts it at around 450
    I have not seen anything else about it

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    Wow!


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    It was my friend Billy...I think the official weight was 317lbs


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    Oh my. Thanks for posting!
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    That is huge! Even though I feel that a halibut like that should be released I think the excitement would overcome any other thoughts and I would keep it.


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    Was it caught in Smitty's Cove or caught somewhere else and brought back to Smitty's Cove ?

    Pretty astonishing fish if it was caught in Smitty's Cove

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    It was caught much further out
    Boatless

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    Quote Originally Posted by overtime View Post
    That is huge! Even though I feel that a halibut like that should be released I think the excitement would overcome any other thoughts and I would keep it.


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    I think you should keep one fish like that per lifetime. I'd feel bad making a habit out of it, but if you did all the work of hauling it in and had never caught one like that before, I wouldn't fault anybody for keeping it.
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    Agreed!


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    no problem with keeping fish like that as long as you have room in the freezer ,
    I don;t mean running around looking for some one to take it either SID

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    Once in a lifetime fish for sure.

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    Id sure like to have that dilema. Lol awesome catch

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