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    Default Hi all new to this forum I have a ? about my first halibut that I Caught 2 weeks ago

    This was my first fishing trip in Alaska Here the ? When I caught this fish they said it may be 120lbs back at the dock they had a scale but could not lift the fish up high enough to get it off the ground so I still didn't get a good weight of the fish. Here a picture of my fish and I. I am 5' 5" can some tell me what they think this fish weight was.
    Thanks if anyone can help.

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    Nice fish Chuck. Where were you fishing? If you feel like telling more of the story of your fishing trip, most folks here enjoy reading.
    (Sorry, no ideas on the weight)

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    Chuck,
    In the tide books, there is a chart that estimates weight based on the length of the fish.
    Unfortunately, I do not have a tide book with me at work to give you an idea. So, estimate the length of the fish and look it up in the tide book. That should give you an idea of what she weighed.
    I'd say your captain is probably right though. Nice fish!
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    5' should be about 100#s...that would could go 120#s.


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    Nice hali! Just from eyeballing it, it looks to be around 120#'s.

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    wow, nice fish, and your first!! congrats!..still waiting for my first "BUTT"... welcome aboard,,,,lot's of good info and folks here! larry

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    I would say that fish is every bit of 120#.
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    I would also say 120#. My 152# one I caught last month was right at 68". Looks like your fish is 60 to 62" and that puts it right at 120#.
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    Thank you all for your reply we went out of Seward on July 13 and this was my first time fishing in Alaska.
    and that was the only fish I caught all day and then it was a good 4 hours when I hooked this one.
    I will be back next year to try to catch that 200 pounded
    Again thanks all.

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