This is my youngest daughter, Jeri. I always knew she was tough. But I didn't know she was 45 lbs. of halibut tough!
She is on vacation in Alaska with her boyfriend Jim and her daughter Nicki and Nicki's boyfriend, Chris. She called me this afternoon to make sure I checked FB where she had uploaded the picture. She and Jim went halibut fishing today. Earlier they each caught fish, weighing 20 lbs. each but were too small to keep. Then she hooked the monster in the picture. Reeled it all by herself, she did. Apparently, when a fish that size gets up to the boat, they harpoon it. Jeri said she got lucky for when Jim harpooned it, the fish got off the hook.
They are going salmon fishing tomorrow. If they all catch enough to make up 50 lbs., they will ship the salmon home.
And if that happens, I get some. :)