Photos Courtesy of Pagan Hill
From left to right: Olivia and Townsend Fletcher show off a pair of halibut they caught this summer while fishing in local waters. Reeling in a halibut was a first for Olivia, 12, who had never caught this type of fish before. Halibut taken by sport anglers are generally 15 to 20 pounds in weight. However, fish over 150 pounds are frequently caught. The current Alaska state record for a sport-caught halibut is 459 pounds, and a fish must weigh at least 250 pounds to qualify for the state's trophy fish program.
Show us your big fish
The Juneau Empire's Outdoors page is looking for photographs of big salmon, halibut and other fish you've caught this year in the waters of the northern Panhandle. Send your photos to: Abby Lowell, Outdoors editor, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau, 99801. Or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or drop them off at the newspaper between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Include the name of the photographer, the name of the person who caught the fish, its size and weight, where and when it was caught and a return address so we can mail it back.