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A halibut good deal

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I am a lousy fisherman, getting boxed out, except one time.

That was out of Kodiak, Alaska, fishing for halibut.

I was on a charter boat that had twin engines and a lot of speed. We were 50 miles out, where the skipper said that the area had a good halibut bed.

I was in Alaska to assist the owner of the Kodiak newspaper in preparing her property for sale, and every weekend she set me up with a new experience.

The skipper of this experience had a boatload of people and had prepared all the poles for each of us.

He explained that landing a halibut is like pulling a barn door up from the botto...

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