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Jerrdirt
04-12-2007, 07:25 PM
My goodness! If California only had halibut this big. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMgwzAPs74k&NR=1

Kid_Dynamite
04-12-2007, 07:49 PM
that halibut was huge....they said it was like 88-89"...what a pig

Jerrdirt
04-12-2007, 07:53 PM
yeah those things can carry some weight on them. it was cool that they released it.

aslan
04-14-2007, 06:13 PM
They are much better sportsmen than I would have been. I was counting the fillets and picking out the one I wanted and all I did was watch the video.

drstressor
04-14-2007, 07:02 PM
None of those fish looked like they were over 100 lb.

fernley_tim
04-14-2007, 07:25 PM
here is 243 # halibut that we got in september 05 to compare it to my dad is 5' 10" for comparison purposes http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9179/3453b3a763b3b7ffp3373enja1.jpg

abdiver12
04-14-2007, 07:54 PM
I wonder how they figured out it was 376? Is there some sort of formula you can use by measuring it?

Jan_from_Humboldt
04-14-2007, 11:49 PM
HALIBUT LENGTH / WEIGHT

The following chart was supplied courtesy of International Pacific Halibut Commission

Length/weight
Length/weight
Length/weight
Length/weight

21" long = 3.7# live / 2.8# dressed
22" long = 4. 2# live / 3.2# dressed
23" long = 4. 9# live / 3.7# dressed
24" long = 5. 6# live / 4.2# dressed

25" long = 6. 4# live / 4.8# dressed
26" long = 7. 2# live / 5.6# dressed
27" long = 8. 2# live / 6.15# dressed
28" long = 9. 2# live / 6.9# dressed

29" long = 10. 3# live / 7.# dressed
30" long = 11. 5# live / 8.6# dressed
31" long = 12. 8# live / 9.6# dressed
32" long = 14. 2# live / 10.7# dressed

33" long = 15. 7# live / 11.8# dressed
34" long = 17. 3# live / 13.0# dressed
35" long = 19. 0# live / 14.3# dressed
36" long = 20. 8# live / 15.6# dressed

37" long = 22. 7# live / 17.1# dressed
38" long = 24. 8# live / 18.6# dressed
39" long = 27. 0# live / 20.3# dressed
40" long = 29. 3# live / 22.0# dressed

41" long = 31. 7# live / 23.8# dressed
42" long = 34. 3# live / 25.8# dressed
43" long = 37. 0# live / 27.5# dressed
44" long = 39. 9# live / 30.0# dressed

45" long = 42. 9# live / 32.2# dressed
46" long = 46. 0# live / 34.5# dressed
47" long = 49. 3# live / 37.0# dressed
48" long = 52. 8# live / 39.6# dressed

49" long = 56. 5# live / 42.5# dressed
50" long = 60. 3# live / 42.2# dressed
51" long = 64.0 # live / 48.0# dressed
52" long = 68. 5# live / 51.4# dressed

53" long = 72. 8# live / 54.8# dressed
54" long = 77. 4# live / 58.1# dressed
55" long = 82. 1# live / 61.6# dressed
56" long = 87. 1# live / 65.3# dressed

57" long = 92. 2# live / 69.3# dressed
58" long = 97. 5# live / 73.1# dressed
59" long = 103. 1# live / 77.3# dressed
60" long = 108. 9# live / 81.7# dressed

61" long = 114. 8# live / 86.3# dressed
62" long = 121. 1# live / 90.8# dressed
63" long = 127. 5# live / 95.6# dressed
64" long = 134. 2# live / 100.7# dressed

65" long = 141. 1# live / 106.1# dressed
66" long = 148. 2# live / 111.2# dressed
67" long = 155. 6# live / 116.7# dressed
68" long = 163. 3# live / 122.5# dressed

69" long = 171. 2# live / 128.7# dressed
72" long = 196. 5# live / 147.4# dressed
73" long = 205. 5# live / 154.1# dressed
74" long = 214. 8# live / 161.1# dressed

75" long = 224. 3# live / 168.6# dressed
76" long = 234. 1# live / 175.6# dressed
77" long = 244. 3# live / 183.2# dressed
78" long = 254. 7# live / 191.0# dressed

79" long = 265. 4# live / 199.5# dressed
80" long = 276. 5# live / 207.4# dressed
81" long = 287. 8# live / 215.9# dressed
82" long = 299. 5# live / 224.6# dressed

83" long = 311. 5# live / 234.2# dressed
84" long = 323. 8# live / 242.9# dressed
85" long = 336. 5# live / 252.4# dressed
86" long = 349. 5# live / 262.1# dressed

87" long = 362. 8# live / 272.1# dressed
88" long = 376. 5# live / 282.4# dressed
89" long = 390. 6# live / 293.0# dressed
90" long = 404. 9# live / 303.7# dressed

91" long = 419. 7# live / 314.8# dressed
92" long = 434. 8# live / 326.1# dressed
93" long = 450. 3# live / 337.7# dressed
94" long = 466. 2# live / 349.7# dressed

95" long = 482. 5# live / 321.4# dressed
96" long = 499. 1# live / 374.3# dressed
97" long = 516. 2# live / 387.2# dressed
98" long = 533. 6# live / 400.2# dressed

99" long = 551. 5# live / 413.6# dressed
100" long = 569. 7# live / 427.3# dressed



For an average dressed weight of lengths not listed, subtract 25 percent

Toxic_Waste
04-15-2007, 12:05 PM
Okay, this question will make it obvious I have never caught a huge fish, but I am curious, so I will ask.

When you bring a fish that weighs hundreds of pounds up to the boat, how in the h--- do you manage to haul it up over the rails? Even with a couple of guys with gaffs, it seems an impossible task, especially if the fish is thrashing around. Then what do you do with it? Sure can't toss it into an ice chest and unless you have a huge boat, most tanks probably are too small. :-/

fathom
04-15-2007, 01:02 PM
I agree, but I mite give it 150 lb.




None of those fish looked like they were over 100 lb.

drstressor
04-15-2007, 04:25 PM
Big halibut and small boats are a lot of fun. *The standard way to boat a big one in BC and AK is to bring them along side and then stick them with a harpoon. *The harpoon tip is the break away type and is attached to a rope. *Some guys use big floats attached to the rope and these are thrown overboard like in the movie Jaws. *The harpoon is aimed at the body cavity so the fish soon dies and is brought back up with the rope. *In AK, they usually shoot the fish in the head before bringing it into the boat. *Medium sized ones like in the video are usually just shot in the head and then gaffed without using the harpoon. *.410 shotguns are the usual weapon. *The shot is typically placed right behind the eyes at point blank range. *However, I once watched one guy shoot through a leader with a pistol. ;D

On larger head boats with higher sides, big halibut are boated several different ways. *Some crews use tail wires while others use multiple gaffs.

fernley_tim
04-16-2007, 07:54 PM
we were only on a thirty foot boat, like doc said skipper shot it in the head with a 4-10 only problem was I had a short handle gaff in the beast at the time and the kid skip shot him in the wrong spot :o after the second shot we hauled it aboard :) the fish did fit in the box , barley ;D

Jan_from_Humboldt
04-16-2007, 09:32 PM
We get a few 100# plus halibut here in Eureka and quite a few in the 40-60# class and they are treated with great respect as even the "Little" guys can slap you hard enough to cross your eyes.

The big ones are harpooned and shot and the smaller ones are gaffed tailed and thier throats cut while tied off to the side.

A few years ago I went a couple of rounds with a 30# California butt in my 14 foot aluminum boat beacause he came off the gaff before I could get him tail tied.

A big one is a chore to get aboard the boat and if you are alone you are better off tieing it off and draging it back in.

Jerrdirt
04-16-2007, 11:17 PM
Yeah i've had a few experinces on the pier with these things as well. Imagine trying to haul them into a crab net, ahahaha! it's super frustrating with them flapping around >:(.

Are there any local piers in Eureka where I might be able to get some decent fishing done?