Big Halibut, Balboa Pier

I saw this halibut a week ago, but couldn't get her to bite. Gave up and yesterday about 6 feet from shore I tossed a live sardine out right into her mouth. She is 32 inches and 12 pounds. Also it was caught on my small rod with 8 pound test line. Of course it is P line. My buddy did an excellent job of netting her with my 28 inch in diameter net. It is deep so she just slipped right into it.



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Nice! I once caught a 29" halibut on #8 line, Izorline I believe, while fishing for macs with small whole anchovies. Fun fight though. I felt like I wasnt going able to turn it. I usually never put that much pressure on #8 line before it snaps.