I was watching a fishing show the other night where the host of the show went out on a charter boat for halibut. They launched out of the Berkeley. Just outside of the marina, in about 12' of water they dropped the poles and dragged them off the bottom. Soon after they started catching halibut up to 25 lbs. Is it this simple? I have a pontoon and would never dare take it out in the ocean but the water here seemed pretty calm and if it ever did get rough I would be able to rush back in quickly. Is there any skill to catching these things or is it as simple as dragging along and waiting for a bite? Thanks in advance.