This is my first post. I've got an Alaskan Halibut/Salmon trip scheduled for this August in SE Alaska. I'll be in Thorne Bay. I've got a couple questions. I'm NOT looking for barn door halibut just any edible size halibut that can be caught out of the bay on the skiffs provided by most of the lodges. Whats the best technique for these critters. I've just recently gone to Bass Pro and the 14/0 hooks that most recommend look HUGE! Is that really what I'll be using. I'd like to get some of the necessities for fishing ahead of time to avoid spending a fortune when I get there? I've got some soft jigs (6" scampii type jigs as well as some saltwater powerbait 8" inchers with some 10 and 16 oz jigheads as well as some Crippled Herring irons) but was hoping for some more pointers. Of course we will have herring and salmon heads when we get there but WOW these hooks look big. Can you give me an idea of hook size, weight size and general "just catch some fish techniques" to help out. I'll be there end of August early September time frame! Thanks in advance!