Not long after my earlier post about how we were anchored off of Skull Island, fishing for halibut, we caught our first halibut! Kevin got it nicely up to the boat and I had the harpoon at the ready. When the halibut was perfectly positioned, I aimed for just behind the gill plate and went for it. I didn’t get the point all the way through the fish, but I did get a good strike right to his gills so the fish started bleeding out immediately. Anyway, I really don’t like the details of killing stuff, but I do love halibut, so there ya go.
We ended up with about 16 pounds of fillets (including what we’re going to eat for dinner tonight). We portioned it out and vacuum-sealed it into meals for two. Pretty sweet! Now to make room in the freezer!!