in all ocean fishing, part of the thrill is
in not knowing what you might catch. We catch halibut every day, sometimes
huge, sometimes smaller, but its always a mystery waiting to happen.
There are the occasional surprises: salmon, rockfish, octopus, cod,
sharks, wolf eels, skates (ugh!) but always halibut. When you're fishing
for halibut in Homer its nice to know that even a small one is 15 lbs.
or better, and the big ones.... Unbelievable!
It's also a sport where the novice and the veteran are on a fairly equal footing, once
you get your bait in the right place, the
halibut decides who's going to be the lucky one today. One day it's
the Ernest Hemingway wannabe, the next day, the little kid next to him
or his mom. Some folks come to fill the freezer, others for that wonderful
jolt when the pole tip dips for the first time, others just to get out
of town and into the wide blue expanse of the ocean and the beauty of
the unspoiled islands and bays of the real Alaska.
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