Steve Carson, a correspondent for our sister magazine, California Sportsman, provided the following to us:
This monster 466-pound Alaska halibut was "team fought," and thus not IGFA- legal, but it exceeded the current IGFA mark of 459 pounds. The huge barndoor inhaled an 8-inch Berkley Power Grub rigged on a 12-ounce leadhead fished in 200 feet of water, with a fight time of 30 minutes. Reel was a PENN Fathom FTH20LW filled with 80-pound Spiderwire and a Shakespeare Ugly Stik Jigging Rod. The boat was the Ocean Shadow, skippered by Capt. Mark Diaz out of Horizon West Outfitters in Sitka, Alaska. The anglers are the fishing tackle buying team for the Sportsman's Warehouse chain of stores. Terry Peterson (2nd from left in photo) hooked the fish initially.