Sam843...is correct....at that time, with the world court giving the prime areas of Georges and other cod grounds to Canada, permission was needed for the starship to make that trip. I do not know where they actually wanted to fish, but it was a long distance from Montauk. If i hear more about this, i will post it.
It seems that their are more halibut around, but they still are a very rare catch for a party boat angler. PS, from a National Fishermen article, a boat conducting halibut surveys, stated that the best bait is octopus.
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