Friday, August 13, 2010
FRIEND CATCHES 364LBS HALIBUT OUT OF VALDEZ ALASKA
Longtime friend, George Levasseur, caught a 363.9lbs halibut on Aug 9th. George fished approx 100 miles out of Valdez in 176ft using a jig and herring. The halibut broke his 100lbs PowerPro line after the first harpoon hit the monster. Another harpoon was added and the 4 guys on board had their hands full pulling the monster into the boat. The giant ousted the Valdez Derby leader by a whopping 110 lbs. George's halibut is perhaps the 2nd largest halibut caught in the SouthCentral Alaska since the derby's starteed years ago. Valdez pays off $20,000 for the halibut winner, so George can most likely count on the money.
I have fished with George numerous times on his boat out of Valdez. Congratulations to George!!! The same day George also landed halibuts weighing 142, 125, and 100lbs. George better using his derby winnings to buy another freezer!!