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    Default Fish of a lifetime

    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
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    Congrats!! Heard the good news

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    NICE FISH!!!!!!!
    my of been a hell of a fight, only 45 mins! Good reeling on the anglers part! Should win some cash with that fish.

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    Thumbs up Heckuva Halibut!

    Wow! Congrats to Aaron Busher, and to the Crackerjack Voyager captain for getting him to it.

    Is there a charter company involved? If so, post the name; many would like to know it I'm sure. OK, I want to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyMan View Post
    Wow! Congrats to Aaron Busher, and to the Crackerjack Voyager captain for getting him to it.
    A super ditto to that! WAY cool!
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    Awesome fish, congrats to everyone involved.

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    that is one big fish! lots of beer batterd fish comming!
    Semper Fi!

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    Nice Fish, Congratulation to everyone involved.

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    Thumbs up

    Nice job everyone that is one heck of a halibut!

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    Cool. See, all that good karma from posting here and helping us sport fishermen is paying off! I am sure this will be a good boom for your business. I have been watching the weather down there and I expected worse, but the buoy says only 4 ft swell, so I assume that it was a pretty good day for you.

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    Holy halibut! Nice fish. !
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    Thanks a lot Andy for saving me money on derby tickets for the rest of the year! Is that the largest you've boated on the Voyager?
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    All right!

    Too bad ADN wouldn't post the pictures..............

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    Default Congrats...

    The Gue serves them up year after year!
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    That is one big Girl!!!!

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    i see that one winning it all, but i hope not.

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    wow, perfect size
    i'd sex that side-swimmer so good

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    Default Hat's off to Andy and Crackerjack

    Andy,
    You have offered advice to me and many others on this forum and in Seward. Well deserved catch on your part and congratulations to you and the Colorado fisherman.
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    Way to go Andy, that one should get you first place this year. I've fished with you and Steve (Profish-n-sea) several times in the past and it's surprising to hear that one of you landed a monster halibut. Congrats again!

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    Super fish, congrats to both you and the fisherman

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