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Shooting Halibut
Posted by alaskanfishguides on May 02 2005
I absolutely agree with AkKings! Besides the potential for injury or death, I also know of many huge halibut that were shot right off the line. I am concerned that this is your first snakecharmer, that you are gaffing 2-3 feet under water (bad idea to shoot under water)...  Your best bet, for the best food quality hailbut is to harpoon, leave the fish in the water, and cut the gills to bleed them out, you can literally see the difference in the fish even before you bring them into the boat. Certainly it is not as dramatic, and everybody in within earshot will know that you got a "big one", but is that worth the risk involved with a firearm?


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