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2019 Regulations for Charter Halibut Anglers Announced

By on April 12, 2019

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) has announced new regulations for the charter halibut fishery in Southeast (Area 2C) and Southcentral (Area 3A) Alaska for 2019. Regulations in Southeast Alaska Halibut sport fishery season runs February 1 to December 31,

How’s the Halibut Fishing in Ketchikan?

By on December 10, 2014

Successful halibut fishing really depends on timing and weather… From mid June through August halibut fishing is pretty good to excellent in Ketchikan.  I can only think of a few days in recent years that we targeted halibut and did

Successful Halibut and Salmon Fishing in Alaska

By on December 10, 2013

Fishing in Alaska is something that every sportsman should experience. Offering exciting opportunities for halibut and salmon fishing, this is the destination that fishermen everywhere dream of. Halibut is especially abundant in the southeast are of Alaska, including Ketchikan. This


By on December 8, 2013

In the summer, SE Alaska halibut hang out in several different sea bed types but the one thing they’ll all have in common is food. Halibut eat crab, shrimp, cod, herring, squid, octopus, salmon, etc. – they are truly the

The Best Time To Halibut Fish in Ketchikan Alaska

By on November 11, 2012

Halibut can be found around Ketchikan Alaska from mid May through mid September, however the best time to fish for them is June through August as this is when they are most abundant.  Halibut spawn off the continental shelf in

How to Plan an Alaska Halibut Fishing Trip

By on 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


By on August 7, 2011

Ray and Linda Booker hooked this halibut on a fishing trip at Chinook Shores. We didn’t get a good measurement on this fish but we estimated it at almost 6′ long which puts it close to 200 lb.

Jig Fishing for Alaska Halibut

By on February 11, 2011

WHERE AND WHEN TO JIG – I jig for halibut all the time, bait is great but usually jigging will out fish it.  My favorite way to jig halibut is by anchoring on or drifting across a point or gently sloping


By on February 11, 2011

Halibut spawn annually between November and March in deep water (600 to 1800 ft) near the edge of the continental shelf from British Columbia to the Bering Sea. The free floating eggs hatch after two to three weeks and as

How to Fight a Big Halibut

By on January 11, 2011

HOW BIG IS THIS HALIBUT? – After you’ve hooked up, how you play the halibut can be the difference in landing her in the boat.  I tend to keep my drag tight when halibut  jigging so when I set the hook,