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Old 11-18-2019, 02:41 AM   #1
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PB Halibut

I was out shorediving for Pismo clams in Rosarito Beach Saturday when I spooked a medium size halibut. I immediately stopped the clam digging and began the halibut hunt. The visibility was pretty bad so I was tighter to the sand than I wanted to be but there was no other choice. 30 minutes after seeing the first halibut, a behemoth of a doormat kicks up the sand making the loudest thump sound, disappearing into the haze and breaking my heart in the process. I knew that if I saw another, the outcome would likely be the same. I dove for another hour careful to stay as far from the bottom as visibility would allow. Just as sudden as before, a nice size halibut kicked up and made the thump but I was just quick enough to pull the trigger and drive the shaft clear through. After chasing it down a couple of times, I stabbed it and made my way past the surf and onto the beach. It was quite smaller than the one I spooked earlier but still a very respectable fish! What a fun fish to hunt!!!!
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:37 AM   #2
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Very nice!
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:14 AM   #3
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awesome tail! did you get a length?
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Old 11-18-2019, 02:03 PM   #4
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Hmmm, at $20 a lb. at Lazy Acres, you did ok!..
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Great job Mario!
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:30 PM   #6
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Excellent fish! Thanks for the report!
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Old 11-18-2019, 03:58 PM   #7
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sweet!
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Old 11-18-2019, 07:10 PM   #8
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Happy Happy. Congrats! Beautiful fish.
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Old 11-19-2019, 03:18 AM   #9
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wow, that halibut is very "small"
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:42 AM   #10
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wow, that halibut is very "small"
Practically a sand dab. But with a muscular hulk-like build!
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:28 PM   #11
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Very nice Mario!


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Old 11-26-2019, 02:22 PM   #12
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Old 11-26-2019, 03:47 PM   #13
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Good to eat.
https://www.epicurious.com/ingredien...alibut-gallery

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Old 11-26-2019, 05:03 PM   #14
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What an awesome resource!
Next time I shoot a Halibut, no more sharing it
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What a great day !!
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