Had what I believe to be a salmon shark hit my halibut long-line. Set out around Knight island on the eastern side, area I've fished many times before at about 35-45 fathoms. Soaked about 6 hours on Saturday. Pulling it up I knew we had some big fish, turns out the weight was becuase it was compleaty tangled up. Had 4 halibut each around 25-40, 4 big cod and a couple yellow eye. The skate was compleatly wrapped up, front to back. My chum bag was shreded. Looking at each fish and they all had scrapes and teeth marks, a couple of the cod had chunks gone around their heads. The last gangion line was cut right in half, not snapped but certainly cut. I've caught fish in the high 200's on this setup and have never seen a snapped line or the general destruction that was done here. Sure sounds like shark to me, any other ideas?
My other skate had a real nice 130 lb halibut on it, was a good day in PWS again.