Halibut Fishing in Alaska

Halibut Fishing in Alaska

Alaska is THE place to catch that trophy Halibut - there's a reason why these fish are called "barndoors" there. The polar climate, huge bays, glaciers, fjords, myriads of islands, access to the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea (depending on where you want to fish), all spell out perfect conditions for year-round Halibut catching on the largest bag limit out of anywhere in the world - you're allowed to keep 2 fish per person.

Hotspots include:

  • Anchorage - the bay offers phenomenal Halibut fishing, literally minutes off the dock;
  • Seward - a scenic Alaskan harbor town, offering access to deep waters off the North Gulf Coast and excellent marine life sighting opportunities;
  • Whittier - an isolated port city allowing access to Prince William Sound, which is a tremendous Halibut fishery, with plentiful rockfish and lingcod as well;
  • Homer - hands down, the Halibut capital of the world. At the entry to Kachemak Bay and right across from the Halibut Cove (we wonder why it's called that). The largest Pacific Halibut are caught here;

Captain Mel with Alaskan Gamefisher can take you out for some great Halibut and Salmon action.

Halibut fishing in Alaska varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to September. Low season is January and December. There is no closed season.
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