articles about "Halibut and Bottomfish"

  • Halibut Pre-Season Super-Guide

    Halibut fishing opens in most areas of Washington state this May. Find complete details at the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website here. If you need a refresher in halibut technique, we’ve curated seven of...

    • Posted May 5, 2018
  • Westport Halibut Recap

    Earl Sande of the Kitsap Poggie Club provides this expedition report of his May 1 halibut excursion to Westport, along with a caution for anglers to conserve this fishery by releasing any large females they hook. Bad...

    • Posted May 24, 2016
  • Tease Up a Halibut

    Halibut fishermen in Washington, Oregon and northern California are at the southern end of the Pacific halibut’s range, and experts in the field estimate that folks down here are fishing on only about two percent of the...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
  • How Deep for Halibut?

    “How deep do I have to fish?” It’s one of the most frequently asked questions from anglers just getting into the halibut-fishing game. The first answer that comes to mind is, “As deep as necessary.” That’s not...

    • Posted March 16, 2016
  • Halibut Rods for Beginners

    Each week one of the Salmon University experts answers reader questions in our “Ask a Pro” feature. This week’s questions are answered by Tom Nelson. Submit your own question here. I am a highly experienced captain, but...

    • Posted December 31, 2015