Hastings teen reels in 376-pound halibut in Alaska

A 16-year-old girl from Hastings reeled in a huge fish while on vacation in Alaska. The Hastings High School junior and her father fought a massive halibut for about an hour, but were unable to get it out of the water. After measuring the fish, it was determined it weighed at least 375 lb. Of all the halibut measured by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, only 13 have been larger.
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A 16-year-old girl from Hastings reeled in a huge fish while on vacation in Alaska. The Hastings High School junior and her father fought a massive halibut for about an hour, but were unable to get it out of the water. After measuring the fish, it was determined it weighed at least 375 lb. Of all the halibut measured by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, only 13 have been larger.

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