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Photos: Fishing halibut in Seward

A pair of charter boats travel through the Gulf of Alaska on their way to Montague Island on June 8, 2011.
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Sea lions share space with a bird rookery in Resurrection Bay near Seward.
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Angler Kurt Komarnitsky battles a 90-pound halibut while on a fishing charter out of Seward on June 8, 2011.
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ProFish and Sea caption Woody Wedin prepares to gaff a halibut during a fishing trip to Montague Island on June 8, 2011.
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ProFish and Sea caption Woody Wedin hauls a client's halibut onto the boat during a fishing trip to Montague Island on June 8, 2011.
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Halibut fill the fish box of the M/V ProFish-n-Sea.
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Hunter and Brook Wedin unload a client's halibut from the M/V ProFish-n-Sea in the Seward Harbor after a charter on June 8, 2011.
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Brook Wedin hoists a boat-load of halibut for a picture at the Seward Harbor after a fishing charter on June 8, 2011.
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A halibut lies in a cart before being weighed as part of the Seward Halibut Derby at the Seward Harbor on June 8, 2011. The fish weighed 87 pounds.
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ProFish and Sea caption Woody Wedin raises a derby halibut for an official weigh-in on June 8, 2011. The 87.6-pound fish was the largest fish of the day.
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Hunter Wedin, right, and his father Woody, fillet fish at the Seward Harbor cleaning tables after a halibut charter on June 8, 2011.
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The Kenai Peninsula town of Seward is one of Alaska's top ports for sport-caught halibut.