Tag: Halibut

Surf’s Up…


Back from Vacation and on to my job at the Elementary School…

A summer off and a month of vacation were an excellent way to spend a hot summer’s break off-Island! Our first stop was to visit my family in Oregon. Then to Alaska for sight seeing, FISHING – Halibut & Salmon, and more sight seeing! Every week was BEAUTIFUL!!! Every week was AWESOME!!!

As Andy mentions in his ‘back-to-work’ entry at A Darkerview.com: “Long vacations seem to be common here in Hawai’i, particularly when flying to the mainland. When purchasing tickets, families tend to make the best of the expense and do everything in one trip. The result is that many vacations are measured in weeks, not……


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Aloha!

For several postings about our trip AND our July Fourth, Check out A Darkerview!

I will be putting up several postings about our trip; but not until we get home again when I will have pictures and stories to post!

BEST!!!!’


This One Didn”t Get Away! I am Deb – ‘Halibut Queen’!

July 29, 2006: We were fishing Holkham Bay, Alaska for Halibut. In contrast to salmon fishing, we used Kevlar fishing line and two very large fish hooks per line that we baited with Herring. We were in 130 feet of water and I was using a 32 ounce weight to take my line to the bottom since we were fighting a pretty strong current.

The picture of the sculpin shows the rig we were using with the spreader bar. We set the sculpin free again by shaking it back in the water before it was too stressed to survive. I caught two halibut earlier on this same day and……