Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 14 Anchor Point Calcutta King Derby recap plus crazy Halibut

Fished Saturday with my son Ryu in the Anchor Point Calcutta King Derby.  I had to bid $225 for Ryu's kayak when mine only went for $150,  LOL.  Kayakers did great though with SwansonSilver from the NWKA boards placing 3rd overall!

For Ryu and I, we only managed one King Salmon of maybe 10 pounds that I released,  But the fishing was ON!  The bad news...they were mainly 5 to 10 pound halibut.

After the derby was done at 4pm, Ryu wants to fish halibut so off we go.  We land a LOAD of fish.  But they were small.  We keep the three largest fish and they went roughly 20, 25, and 40 pounds.

Maybe the most interesting part of the weekend was the super sunny days, clear waters, and aggressive halibut made for some interesting episodes of halibut chasing our baits on top.

So here's one of those episodes.  Halibut follows my bait up.  Looks at my sinker and swivels.  Then runs off to check out the commotion Ryu's small halibut is causing and hits Ryu's swivel.  Then it comes back to grab my bait and I hook it.  Crazy!!!!  I bet we saw a dozen halibut come to the top.  Can you imagine if a 100 pounder followed it up!!!

So here's my first video of the weekend....The crazy topwater halibut.

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