482lb halibut caught off Alaska

SleeperLS

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Damn, that is one awesome catch! Halibut is absolutely delicious! [MENTION=4971]VenomInside[/MENTION] should try halibut cheeks from that fish market in Seattle if he already hasn't. It is worth it.

they are a really cool fish too. They look like a normal fish when they are really small and actually transform into having both of their eyes on one side and flatten out so they can hide by laying on the bottom and still see everything. Edit...that might be flounder.
 

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Mmmmm halibut! I hear they taste good, but I haven't been able to try it yet.
Halibut is DELICIOUS. Went halibut fishing when I was in Alaska several years ago, we only caught a few small 15-20lb ones but you get a lot of food from those things and damn is it good. We fished off a small row boat in the Cook Inlet and the drive down the beach to the spot where the guide launched the boat there was easily over 200 eagles on the cliff side.

The fishing guide felt bad for us not catching much and took us out salmon fishing on the Kenai River the next day where we caught a bunch of salmon.

Def want to get back to Alaska some time, amazing place.
 

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That sounds like fun. My old man and I want to do an Alaskan fishing trip. We have done several in Canada and it is a blast.
 

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Halibut is quite tasty it's also on the pricy side but worth it.
 

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they are a really cool fish too. They look like a normal fish when they are really small and actually transform into having both of their eyes on one side and flatten out so they can hide by laying on the bottom and still see everything. Edit...that might be flounder.

I believe both halibut and flounder do that.
 

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Damn, thats huge, and I want it in my belly....NOW!

The cod tacos we are making for lunch are going to be very disappointing after seeing that hailbut.
 

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Would love to go Halibut fishing some day! Heard it's a great time!
 

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At $6.50 per pound that 482lbs fish is worth about $3K............FUCK THIS, I'M GOING FISHING!!!!
 

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I hate everything seafood. Shrimp, lobster, crab, etc... I won't even go near it. Not even salmon. But halibut... OMG... HALIBUT IS FUCKING DELICIOUS!!!! There's a restaurant in Anchorage that serves it beer battered and deep fried and its "nut-in-your-pants" good. I can eat it all day!

I've said it in other threads and I'll say it here, if any of you come to Alaska, I'll be happy to show you around and offer as much help and advice as I can.
 

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