Longliner FV Charles T brings in “rare” deep-sea skilfish 200+ miles south of Juneau

skilfish eastwoodIn 35 years as a fisherman, Jim Eastwood has only seen seven skilfish. On Wednesday morning, Eastwood and his crew brought in five of them, caught while longlining more than 200 miles south of Juneau. The largest of the mottled gray fish weighed in at about 110 lbs. and looked to be a little more than 5 feet long — bigger than Eastwood. “Oh yeah, well, that doesn’t take much,” he laughed, but he’s heard of larger skilfish, too.  Read the rest here  06:34