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It is the middle of March and my freezer is empty and the lure of fishing is more than I can deal wi... ...nd in New England waters include Summer flounder, Yellowtail flounder, American plaice and Atlantic halibut. While I will never say “never”, the Atlantic halibut is a very deep water fish and thus it is highly unlikely that any shore bound angler will ever run ... ...s okay because that makes those times when the big one tugs on your line all that much more special.
Washington Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) no report this week Marine Area 2 (Westport) Hello this week from the Sunny Gulf Coast of Florida. Cyndi and I are taking a little vacation to see our family and our grandson. Fishing continues off Westport this week with halibut officially closed but still a lot of Bottom Fish […]
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 weather and extreme tides always make halibut fishing in the ocean difficult, but this year on the three […]
Washington Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) no report this week Marine Area 2 (Westport) As the old saying goes “all good things must come to end”. So the Deep water halibut season ended today. It was very good and very productive. Lots of smiles and fish. Next up in Westport is the Salmon opener July First. […]
Washington Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) no report this week Marine Area 2 (Westport) The long awaited Halibut and Deep water opener arrived in Westport this week and it did not disappoint. The seas were nice, the sun was out, the fish were hungry, and the Lings were huge. We left the inlet a little after […]
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 f... ...re fishing on only about two percent of the total halibut population. In other words, halibut are relatively few and far between down here where most of […]
Halibut fishing opens in most areas of Washington state this May. Find co... ...Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) website here. If you need a refresher in halibut technique, we’ve curated seven of our favorite Salmon University halibut articles from the SU archives below. For more in-depth instruction, register for the […]
Learn halibut technique from the author of this article, Terry Rudnick, at Salmon University’s saltwater seminar ... ...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 […]
Courtesy International Game Fish Association . As a sequel to our gallery, “50 Gre... ...PennMethod: Trolling a skipjackFight time: 2 hours Courtesy IGFA / igfa.org 124-POUND HALIBUT Angler: James C. Seegraves, TampaAge: 16Location: Icy Bay, AlaskaDate: July 2008Reel: PennMe... ... SwimmerFight time: 30 minutes Courtesy IGFA / igfa.org 54-POUND, 14-OUNCE CALIFORNIA HALIBUT Angler: Daniel Hadawi, Stevenson Ranch, CaliforniaAge: 14Location: Bodega Bay, CaliforniaDat... ...aliaDate: November 2006Reel: PennMethod: Trolling a scaly mackerelFight time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
The Washington Sportsmen’s Show opens in Puyallup on January 27 at the Washington State Fair Events Center. Be sure not to miss these free-with-admission seminars from Salmon University contributors (all seminars in the Blue Theater): Wednesday – 1:30 p.m. | Terry Rudnick – Washington Halibut Fishing – 4:30 p.m. | Tom Nelson – Catching Crab […]