Re: Halibut on the fly


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Posted by Hugh Levine on 2019-01-08 21:25:03 in reply to Halibut on the fly posted by Ken Gotelli on 2019-01-08 18:43:38

Ken,

While you're at it, why not rig up for an IGFA flyfishing tippet class world record California halibut? Right now the 16#-class tippet world record is 11.0 lbs. and the 20#-class tippet world record is 13 lbs, 2 oz. Both very doable in SF Bay as well as in the Bolinas channel near Stinson Beach. I tried it in the 6# and 8# slots when they were vacant, but didn't quite make it. Also, you need someone on board who has credibility and you need a IGFA-certified scale. Large white 2/0 streamers are good, as well as squid patterns. The IGFA records report what lines and fly patterns were used.

As far as white sea bass are concerned, I've tried it along the Alameda Rock Wall when there were reports of them there, but never hooked up. During the herring spawn I've seen the herring boats tossing back very large WSB, so Sausalito and Richardson Bay would be logical places during the spawn.

Go get 'em.

Hugh




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