Well today was one for the record books on the Crackerjack Voyager….
At about 1130 this morning Colorado fisherman Aaron Busher dropped a 17 oz Youngquist lead head with a white 8” Berkley Power bait grub tail, down to the bottom South of Montague Island,and hooked up immediately on this huge halibut. He was fishing with a Penn Torque 10 reel spooled with #50 pound test Berkley tracer braid and a 30’ #60 pound Stren Coral Pink fluorocarbon mono topshot on a Penn Torque 7’ 20-40 pound rod. The battle lasted 45 minutes and the fish took several blistering runs in the shallow water. Everyone on the boat had derby tickets and this fish is on the top of the Seward Halibut Jackpot Tournament leader boat. At 86” and 338 pounds it is the largest halibut landed in Seward in years.
Congratulations to Aaron Busher for a fish of a lifetime