September 4, 2013 – Bob Arnold from Michigan caught a new Kodiak Island Lodge record for biggest halibut today. Bob’s halibut was caught deep, 375 feet of water, and he was using cut herring for bait. The big fish was 87 inches long and battled for 30 minutes before being landed.
Bob was fishing with his wife Jan, daughter Shelby, Justin Rogers, Bob and Brian Holl about six mils from the lodge. He was using a Shimano Reel with 100 pound Power Pro braid and a Diawa 5′ 6″ boat rod.
The big fish battled for 30 minutes before finally succumbing to Bob’s determined efforts. Captain Joe Walburn secured the fish with a flying gaff. It then took Captain Jim Rinckey and three other men to host the big fish into the boat.
Bob has fished here at Kodiak Resort on several occasions and always seems to have great success. This visit in September was no exception.