Re: NANFA-- Fwd: Anchorage Daily News 420-pounder

Jeremy Tiemann (
Tue, 9 Dec 2003 07:49:56 -0600

In my experiences, a .410 slug is a popular choice with many
fisherman in AK. That is what my friends and I used... the gun is
light and you have good balance and control.

>Bruce, did you ever use a .22 pistol as a halibut-controller? I knew
>some guys who were halibut fishers in the early 80s in Alaska and
>they all swore by a single shot to the head with larger halibut,
>then just tow them back to port. I know that it's easy to
>underestimate halibut if you've never seen a live one right in front
>of you.
>--Bruce Stallsmith
>Huntsville, AL, US of A

Jeremy Tiemann
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Illinois Natural History Survey
Center for Biodiversity
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