After previous disappointments and dashed hopes, Bill Mixer finally caught a halibut worth talking about. We spent the day soaking herring on the Sea Pickle with Captain Dave. The fish hit around noon. An hour later, Captain Dave sunk the harpoon into the beast's gill plate. The fish will feed Bill and his vegetarian family for ten years. It's time to go home. This place is so beautiful that it's depressing every time I have to go home, back to my regular life of baked Albertson's chickens and NPR. I hear it's like 100 degrees down there.