Halibut Fishing in British Columbia
Halibut are prime catch in BC fisheries. The cold waters of the Scandinavia-like fjords cut through the land creating myriads of small, isolated, islands and peninsulas and hosting perfect conditions for these depth dwellers. There are also many lodges offering accommodation/fishing combinations, which, paired with the great-eating Halibut you're sure to catch and some southern BC wine, all spell out a perfect family retreat.
Starting March, Halibut surge inshore in pursuit of schools of baitfish, hungry after spawning. This is the time to catch excellent tasting 20-50 pounders, but also trophy fish in the 80-200lbs range.
A great guide we recommend for a Halibut trip out of Victoria is captain Robert with Great Expectations Fishing Charters.
- Halibut fishing in British Columbia varies moderately throughout the year. High season is April to September. Low season is January to February and November to December. There is no closed season.