5/21/09 we went out at low tide and caught our limit of good eater Halibut. Then we came in to troll the incoming for Kings. Still very slow as we seen only one caught.
I kept varying the dept of my downrigger, just exploring to see where they were. I reeled up to check my bait and look for weeds on my line. We were at 27' so I put it down 13'. Immediately got bit.Almost spooled me. Had to chase it with the boat. Alright fish on and a good one.
After a while I said this ain't no king, must be a Halibut.
An hour and five minutes later I get it to the boat. Measuring it against the rod box that is 9' long this thing is 6' plus or minus an inch. About 200lbs. It's caught in the tail. All this with my Lamiglass G1314 King rod with 30lb leader. Took picutres and released it.
#1= we had our limit
#2= it was snagged
#3= it was a female
all good reasons to release it.
Believe me I was spent after that. I've caught Marlin that were easier to land.