Halibut on the fly

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  1. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Count it. Bullhead also qualify as lingcod.

    Jeff,
    If anyone can catch a halibut on a fly in the sound, I'd put my money on Gary.
    SF
     
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    Wow I had a halibut and lingcod on the day yet 0 srcs, which is what I was targeting. Sweet.
     
  3. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    That's ok, src count as steelhead and we all know how hard they are to catch for some board members.
    SF
     
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    You beat me to it....and you probably got me on size...but not by much. also from SD, couple of years ago I think...
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    I use to spinner fish for Halibut in Mission Bay in the early evening right along the shoreline as a kid. That would put it around 1957. I'm guessing you could pick some up on a fly doing the same thing.
     
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    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Halibut follow the food. A fishing friend hit one with his prop that was feeding on herring on the surface. He and his boatmates watched a 60-70lb halibut with a big propeller injury spiral back into the depths. They were in 250' of water off Neah Bay.

    Find the bait and you just might find a 'but to take your fly.

    For me, I'll be heading out on Thur and Friday with a big ol' octopus (or squid) on a 5/0 circle hook bouncing along the bottom to see if I can find one.

    Tight Lines!

    Brian
     
  8. chrome/22

    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    Got a magazine for you on the subject, its a AK butt... but a local guy got it done.


    brad
     
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