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Old 07-08-2012, 10:13 AM   #21
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Hell yeah Jon! Makes those last few skunks in LJ worth it
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:59 AM   #22
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Fat Fat Fat! Congrats John
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #23
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Big time congrats John. Beautiful fish!
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #24
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Congrats on your personal best, John.

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Catching Halibut is right up there with watching grass grow---until you hook one that size.
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Big Halibut in that class = dangerous as all hell! Only second in line to a Mako Shark. A White Shark sliding comfortably in third, of course.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:46 PM   #25
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Great story, even greater halibut, congratulations. I'd take a beating like that at launch, if that's the reward. Was this in the Long Beach area, or down here at LJ?
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #26
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man that's a nice fish!
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:58 PM   #27
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Awesome Man! Awesome!!
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:27 PM   #28
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VERY nice fish...
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:08 PM   #29
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Congrats again John. That was the thickest Halibut I have ever seen. It looked like a Badger laying down for a nap. "This thing is so big, I am affraid" classic . My PB was trying to flop out of my front hatch a good 20 minutes after I put her there (after 30 minutes of bleeding in the water).
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:30 PM   #30
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Great catch and thanks for bringing some respect to that landing style!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #31
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Wow way to go John that thing is a pig!
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #32
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Congrats on a real beauty of a butt John!!! You really had to work for this one. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. Congrats again on your monster flatty.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:54 PM   #33
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I put her in the front hatch, and used the rod pod to store all my other gear , I had 3 Rod and reels ,Plano tackle trays , Dry box , Dry bag, Gaff , Fish finder ,Scotty rod holder and all my rod leashes . The Ok has plenty of storage.
It was fun watching you put that halibut in the front hatch....haha. She was massive!!!

There's something special about watching someone catch a 41lb halibut. There's also something special about swimming with someone 75 yards to shore with a paddle in the hand.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #34
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Nice fish big John,,,good to see at the launch the other day..
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #35
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John is the shit!!!!

He shall be known now as john "hugebuttcatcher"
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:02 AM   #36
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Way to go on that hali, some good fillets for the BBQ. Still haven't got the nerve to hit the open ocean, just the bay for me now.

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Old 07-09-2012, 07:58 AM   #37
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You were not kidding when you said carpet! That is one big hali. Congrats!
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:02 AM   #38
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Thats AWESOME!!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:13 AM   #39
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WOW..! very nice bro...
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:28 PM   #40
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A Different angle

Johns halibut was friggin huge!!! Biggest local one I've ever seen! He definitely put in the time and effort to catch this thing though...! He was saving it up and boy did it pay!!!! Congrats bruddah!!!

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