He felt it on the line the moment it took the bait. At first he didn’t realize that the fish he was reeling in was roughly the size of a second grader, but it didn’t take long for that 53lbs 10oz Halibut to start putting up a fight. The beast made him work for it and finally, after 50 minutes of reeling, Phil R. landed this beautiful fish.
Phil is visiting us from Scarborough, Ontario. His fishing adventure took place aboard the Coho Princess with Wayne as his skipper. He’ll be going home with enough fish to last him quite a while and with some great memories of the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Anglers who land a halibut weighing over 50lbs become members of the Captain’s Club. The Canadian Princess Resort is happy to welcome Phil to the club! Thank you for visiting Ucluelet and for fishing with us!
We are well into July and we’re entering the dog days of fantastic summer fishing. These fish are going to keep getting bigger, you’d better get out here!