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That’s using your head!

ok, so one of my halibut skippers, who will remain nameless, relays this classic story of “brains and brawn” from last week. I guess two of my clients, a husband/wife team (who also will remain nameless right now) had a clever but effective relationship. The wife, being a lady angler (whom we all know are way more lucky than us male anglers) seemed to have the halibut “touch” that the fish just couldn’t resist: she would walk the bait a bit, get bit, let the big flat fish chew and tug until just the right moment, where she them lifted and reeled, digging the circle hook past the barb every time! She pumped and reeled a few, felt the head-shakes ensuring the fish was indeed “on” and then calmly handed it over to her hubby, who then went to work reeling the fish up from 220 plus feet of water. By the time he had the fish to the boat, she had another fish on and handed him BACK his rod, going back to work again! They continued this orchestrated routine most the morning, letting go the small “chickens” until they had the perfect eating sized halibut of 25-60 pounds! Evidently this happened over and over until two things happened: ┬áthe man was physically unable to reel another fish up from the dark depths and the couple had a great four fish limit of nice sized halibut! Now THAT is using your head!

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