My Niece is Famous! 138.8 lb halibut

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by CrazyChickieMama, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Songster

    835
    0
    149
    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    My niece caught a 138.8 lb halibut the other day in Homer,AK and is now nationwide news!!!!

    Here's the link!!!:

    www.adn.com

    she's just beaming!!! but a little bit upset she didn't catch that mermaid she wanted!

    I just had to share!!! We are so proud!
     
  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks Songster

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Woohooo! That fish could eat her for sure!
    My personal record out in the gulf was a 13 lb. red snapper and I remember how hard it was getting that fish in the boat. I literally had to sit on my pole and force the reel to go round. I can only imagine the brute force this little girly had to muster up to get that fish in!

    Such an awesome story! Here's the link to the actual story. http://www.adn.com/outdoors/fishing/story/832191.html
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  3. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    Awesome!
     
  4. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    5,470
    29
    288
    Apr 22, 2008
    Virginia
    Until I clicked on the link, I couldn't figure out why a halibut of that size would be in the news. I was thinking... that's not that big of a halibut to come out of Homer. However, for a 6yo to land it... that is pretty amazing!

    *I see her Dad helped her, still must have been a struggle for that little one!
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2009
  5. CrazyChickieMama

    CrazyChickieMama Songster

    835
    0
    149
    Feb 23, 2008
    Bolton, NC
    thanks Chicky!

    she tried as hard as she could and at first Courtney(her mom, my sil) thought she was joking...but then realized she REALLY couldn't reel the booger in!!!

    she's still hoping for her mermaid [​IMG]
     
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Awesome!!!!!!!!! Man I'm hungry for some Halibut now [​IMG]


    Nancy
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    5,023
    71
    308
    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    Wow!!

    That's a big fish for a little kid. You can fed-ex me the cheeks, I'm sure you guys won't need them. [​IMG]
     
  8. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Crowing

    5,023
    71
    308
    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    Your link to the ADN also made me catch up on my Heather Lende columns. Thanks. I grew up in Haines, and know many of the people she talks about so it is always nice to read her colunm.
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    7,738
    120
    341
    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    That's a fish that weighs as much as me!!!

    I can't wrap my head around that.
     
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    How neat is that!!!! You should be proud. Congrats to you all! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: