Halibut Tournament

Discussion in 'Fishing Reports' started by Rusty Rod, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. Rusty Rod

    Rusty Rod Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    San Diego
    Last weekend, Laurence Warden jumped on the Longfin so that we could fish the annual halibut classic, my favorite tournament! Had a great time and even caught a few fish. Not the largest by any stretch, but enough to put us into the money as fourth place.

    Here's a great shot of the Longfin

    Here's a great shot of Salito (IBFishing)

    Laurence holding his catch! (I'm holding the check)
    Laurence and me.jpg

    The boated Fish Board

    Weather was a bit on the snotty side, but we made it a great day! Thanks for coming along Laurence, hoping we can fish some more tournaments together!
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  2. Holty

    Holty Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2003
    Huntington Station, NY
    NICE!! Neat pics

    regards Holty
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  3. mako2

    mako2 Well-Known Member

    Nice photos of the boats. Good job on the fishing.
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  4. redneck

    redneck Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2009
    Middletown DE
    Nice!! Are those pics taken with a drone?
  5. Bushmanj85

    Bushmanj85 Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2015
    Juneau, Alaska
    nice!! I didn't know you had halibut tournaments down south. very cool!

    you will have to invite some of us Alaskans for good luck next year ;)
  6. Rusty Rod

    Rusty Rod Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2015
    San Diego
    No, a couple of photographers are on top of a bridge. They shoot some nice picks of all the boats waiting for the start.

    Bushman, our halibut are nothing compared to what you folks have. But, they are fun to hunt none the less. You’d be welcome, anytime!
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  7. lwarden

    lwarden Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    San Diego
    This was a lot of fun. Many thanks to Jeff for inviting me along. The credit for the fish goes to Jeff since he put us in the right area and had all the bounce balling gear and process dialed in. I just reeled it up. I learned a lot and a great time. Can't wait to do it next year!
    Also good to see Jim (ibfishing) and meet his crew.

    BTW, the winners of 1st and 2nd were in a different league at 30+#.
    We'll get one of those next time...

    Funny story: Jeff gaffed the fish perfectly and pinned it down in the fish hold using the gaff while I got the hook out. He told me it's not uncommon for them to bounce out of the boat. Sure enough that fish blew the hatch off and went crazy 10 minutes after being put in the rear hold. Luckily I was back there to put my foot on the hatch to keep it down or it might have gone back in! Guess he didn't like our company....
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  8. joel@vomhoko.com

    joel@vomhoko.com Well-Known Member

    Aug 4, 2015
    Pacific Northwest
    Very Nice Guys, Congrats!!! Great to see your boats too!

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