Man that's PHAT! When I was on Kodiak last summer some guys were talking about catching halibut (and salmon) out of pontoon boats. There was some pics of them I think in that sporting goods store by McDonald's. That would be a trip!
Yeah, it's a different world up there. The tallest tale I heard was the guy at Mack's telling me he was fishing for pinks from the beach two summers ago when he saw a salmon shark move in. He ran back to his car to get his halibut setup, killed a fresh pink, put the whole salmon on a 12/0 hook, managed to hook up with the salmon shark who promptly spooled his 300+ yards of 80lb Tuff-line.
They really do some extreme fishing up there . .. fly fishing for halibut, anyone?