Whaler’s Cove Lodge opened today. Captain Albert, locally known as one of the best trophy halibut hunters, did it again.
After leaving the dock he has his guests took off for one of Albert’s favorite halibut holes.
David Jacobs is the lucky angler who hooked and fought this large barndoor that measured 67 1/2 inches and weighed roughly 155 to 165 pounds. The fish was measured and quickly released unharmed.
In Southeast Alaska guided anglers may keep halibut up to 44 inches or over 76 inches.
Halibut in the Angoon Alaska area are fat because of the vast amounts of feed available.
Congratulations David Jacobs and way to go Captain Albert.
After posting yesterday I heard more of the story from Albert’s boat. Apparently one of the anglers aboard lost his grip on a halibut rod and reel while jigging. Gasps abound aboard the Captain Albert’s “Santa Maria” 32 foot boat as said guest’s rod sunk out of sight while on anchor. Said angler said he felt horrible, especially since it was one of Captain Albert’s favorite rods that is no longer available. Thirty minutes later Jacobs hooked a nice 68 1/2 pound halibut, fought it to the surface and skillful hands of Captain Albert. Luckily the lost rod’s line had tangled with the fish, enabling them to retrieve the lost rod and reel.
In the coming weeks I will share more halibut fishing stories, techniques, images and general maps of where we are fishing, so stay tuned.