Fisherman Hauls in Giant 405-Pound Halibut in Alaska

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 11, 2014

via Michael Clancy

It's not every day a fisherman catches a fish that's bigger than him.

Michael Clancy recently went fishing in Chenega Bay, Alaska, and hooked a halibut that most fishermen dream about landing. 

Reeling in a 405-pound fish like this was no easy task. It took Clancy and his friends 25 minutes to win the battle with the halibut before bringing it on the boat with a crane. The catch was impressive enough to wow people in the town.

Check out the happy fisherman with his catch:

via Michael Clancy

via Michael Clancy

The halibut was measured at seven-and-a-half feet long. Clancy is 6'5", but the fish dwarfs him.

It was a huge catch, but it's not a record.

The largest halibut ever caught was a 515-pounder off the coast of Norway. Back in 1996, a 459-pounder entered the record books as the largest Pacific halibut ever caught.

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