articles about "Halibut and Bottomfish"
How to Boat a Halibut
Another halibut season is upon us, and it’s a safe bet that dozens-perhaps hundreds-of hefty flatties will be lost at the boat during the next few months by anglers who weren’t as prepared for halibut-fishing success as...
- Posted June 2, 2014
Heavy Metal Halibut
I’ve never really kept records of what baits and lures I used to catch halibut, but it’s a safe bet that I’ve caught more of them and the highest percentage of really big ones on jigs, either...
- Posted March 15, 2014
My Favorite Halibut Rig (at least for this year)
One of the most frequently asked questions I hear at the end of a fishing presentation, whatever the topic, is an inquiry about my favorite bait, favorite lure, favorite color, favorite size, or some combination of these...
- Posted February 11, 2014
How to Fillet Halibut
What do you need to Fillet a Halibut: – a Dead Halibut – a VERY sharp knife The first cut: Picture the Halibut in your mind as four sections, two on each side. The first cut is...
- Posted October 19, 2013
Finding and Fishing Halibut Humps
One of the more common misconceptions among Northwest saltwater anglers is that there’s little more to halibut fishing than tying something big onto the end of your line, lowering it to the bottom out there in the...
- Posted December 23, 2011
Bait/Lure Combos for Halibut
One of my fishing buddies likes to say that halibut are so easy to fool that you probably could catch one on a hubcap off a ’54 Ford. That might be possible in places like Admiralty Sound,...
- Posted August 12, 2011
Halibut Anglers: Drift or Anchor?
Like all fishermen, halibut anglers have to make a few major decisions every time they hit the water, decisions that will ultimately determine whether the day is a successful one or just another day. Get all the...
- Posted March 22, 2011
What color for halibut?
“What color you using?” It’s one of the most commonly asked questions in the world of fishing, asked by both freshwater and saltwater anglers, whether they’re fishing for black bullheads, black rockfish or black marlin, yellow perch...
- Posted March 12, 2011