September 20, 2004
McKim said it put up a pretty good fight. He managed to drag it to one of the islands and then beat it with a gaff and cut its gills to kill the halibut. McKim strapped the halibut to the top of his kayak and paddled to his Pond Reef home.
Catching halibut kayak fishing is nothing new for McKim. In May 2004, McKim made news around the state when he caught a 90-pound halibut in a 14-foot kayak. Another of his catches was a 73.0 pound halibut while kayak fishing in June - a catch that was also photographed at Knudson Cove Marina by Misty Pattison. This popular marina is located approximately 15 miles north of Ketchikan.
To learn more about Kayak Fishing visit Ketchikan Kayak Fishing at http://www.yakfishalaska.com/.