Watch as this fisherman lands an absolutely massive halibut in Steamboat Bay, Alaska. The video’s description claims that the fish is 160 lbs., and is the largest documented halibut to be caught on a kayak.
The fisherman really had to fight the big fish, but his efforts ended up paying off. What a score!
“Occurred on July 03, 2021 / Steamboat Bay, Alaska, USA
“After about five years of developing, managing, and guiding at what has become the top kayak fishing lodge in the world- Los Buzos Panama. I had gathered the attention of the Lodge manager at Steamboat Bay, Alaska. He had seen what I did to build the lodge and fishery in Panama and wanted to see if it would be possible to do something similar in Alaska. As far as I knew, there were no official kayak fishing operations in Alaska that had any type of quality kayaks, and I could not find any footage of big game fish landed from kayaks in the area. So I gathered a team and set off with the mission of catching a massive halibut from a kayak and exploring the effectiveness and viability of setting up a kayak fishing division at the lodge. We greatly exceeded all of our expectations by landing this massive 160+ pound halibut on our first day fishing close to the lodge. We ended up catching more fish than many of the boats every day of the trip and came to find out that it was even more effective to fish from the kayaks and ended up with the easy decision of starting a kayak fishing division at the lodge. The story has made huge waves in the fishing industry as the largest officially documented halibut landed from a kayak.”