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    Garett is railing Toms 90 pound halibut, Tom was using a 12/0 circle with a 20oz dropper rig baited with a salmon belly in 120 feet of water. This halibut fought harder and ran longer than any halibut I ever seen in 20 plus years of catching.
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    Sounds like an incredible fight !!! Did he break the surface ? I had a 40 pounder that actually tail walked two times ! I was in 80 feet of water and had a better fight than the 270 lb fish. NICE JOB !!!
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    I have 235ft 100# tuffline and 100ft of dacron backing, it was near the boat twice and ran out near the surface to the backing twice. No tailwalking, but that would be a site to see.
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    I had a similar experience of a halibut not acting like a "halibut". We caught a few skates then, as the line was screaming off the reel. 50 yards off the beam there was a huge splashing and thrashing... at first I thought oh f*** it's a salmon shark. It porpised another 35 yards of line, and I realized it was the client's halibut! We got it in the boat and it taped out 180# We were fishing in 55 feet of water with a really strong current. I was amazed! I have seen them jump, and porpise... but not a constant surface fight like that! VERY awesome

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    I picked up a 110# 'but while trolling for kinds off Anchor Point. Fought like a king, splashed like a silver - On a Lamiglas Kenai Special, Ambassador Reel and 60# Braided. Definitely gave me a run for my money.
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