articles about "Halibut and Bottomfish"
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
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 March 24, 2016
How Deep for Halibut?
Learn halibut technique from the author of this article, Terry Rudnick, at Salmon University’s saltwater seminar on April 2-3, 2016 in Kent, Wash. “How deep do I have to fish?” It’s one of the most frequently asked...
- 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
It’s Almost Halibut Time!
Although it has 31 days, May seems like the shortest month of the year to many of Washington’s halibut fishermen. With the exception of the extreme south Washington coast, our halibut seasons here in the Evergreen state...
- Posted March 11, 2015
Gearing up for Halibut
Interest in halibut fishing continues to grow here in the Pacific Northwest, so every year about this time hundreds of newcomers to the sport join thousands of halibut-fishing veterans as they flock to tackle stores and on-line...
- Posted November 12, 2014
What’s the Right Hook for Halibut?
One of the great myths of the Pacific halibut fishery—and there are many—is that the circle hook is the traditional halibut hook, and because of that, some anglers think it’s the only hook to use on the...
- Posted July 2, 2014