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By Max Graham
Chilkat Valley News 

Haines commercial longliners pull in 425-pound halibut

 


Three Haines commercial fishermen caught a 425-pound halibut measuring 91 inches in length.

“It was just an epic fish,” said fisherman Cole Thomas, who hooked the fish with his father and captain Bill Thomas and friend Jeff Wackerman. “This one is a lot more special than most.”

The three caught the halibut earlier this month in Icy Strait, near Point Adolphus, with a commercial longline using cod and humpy salmon heads as bait.

“I could see the line was going straight down. That means something big’s coming. I was telling my friend (Jeff): It’s going to be a big one, get re...



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