How to Plan an Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip
December 11, 2011

Halibut fishing in Alaska is a thrilling experience. The high value, delicious fish can put up a strong fight during the catching process, making it truly exciting.

Thanks to the natural environment in Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska, the area is known for large halibut runs. With large tides, ample bait fish and huge schools of migrating salmon and cod providing large amounts of the foods that halibut feed on, the area is spectacular for anyone who is planning a halibut fishing trip.

The first step you should take if you are planning an Alaska halibut fishing trip, is to find a good fishing lodge which offers guided and unguided charter boat trips. Locations that offer a combination of fishing, accommodations, and fish processing are often the preferred option, as they are typically located in close proximity to the best fishing spots.

A guided halibut fishing trip in Alaska typically runs for a full 8-10 hour day. Expert fisherman can guide you to the best opportunities for catching the fish, and can keep your party away from bad weather. If you have never fished for halibut, or simply want to increase your chances at a great catch, guided trips are an excellent way to go.

Self-guided halibut fishing trips are available in smaller boats, which include a GPS plotter, fish finder and all the charts that you’ll need. These trips also include rods, a fish club, gaff hook and large shark hook. You’ll have everything needed to catch the big one.

If you’re looking for an Alaskan adventure to remember, consider the excitement of hooking a halibut on your trip. By selecting a package that includes everything you need at an affordable price, you can take advantage of the expert knowledge that the professionals have.

Wondering how you’ll get your fish home? Look for a fishing lodge that offers butchering and packaging for easy shipping back home in the mail, or for checking with your luggage on your flight home. Reserve your package today and get ready to experience an exciting fishing trip that you and your friends or family will never forget.