California man catches 482-pound halibut in AlaskaJuly 11, 2014 @ 12:24 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.
The Orange County Register reports Friday (http://bit.ly/1qQSWU9) 76-year-old Jack McGuire of Santa Ana caught a 482-pound Pacific halibut.
McGuire struggled for 40 minutes before the giant fish was reeled in.
His catch outweighs the 459-pound Pacific halibut caught in Alaska in 1996 that is the world record, but it doesn't meet International Game Fish Association regulations. The halibut was shot, then harpooned before it was brought aboard the boat, disqualifying the catch from being considered for a world record.
McGuire was on a weeklong fishing trip near Glacier Bay with his three children when he caught the 95-inch-long fish.
He says the boat captain shot the giant fish to keep it from flopping around and hurting someone. He applauded the decision, even if it contributed to him not getting the record.
Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The Owens have spent two years trying to get their belongings back from a moving company
Graffiti in Seattle
Vandalism at Seattle's Gas Works Park underscores an ongoing battle with police and taggers
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.