Best Halibut Fishing Charters in Dana Point


Top Halibut Fishing Charters in Dana Point


Halibut

Halibut

  • Size 20 to 150lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore

Halibut Fishing in Dana Point

The Halibut fishing Dana Point has to offer anglers is pretty awesome! There’s plenty of life under the waves to keep any angler busy, as well as a thriving migrating population of Halibut. Making its home here is the California Halibut – not to be mistaken with its cousin, the Pacific Halibut, found further up north. On the rare occasion when you’re not reeling in fish, you’re likely to see whales breaching, too, making fishing trips to Dana Point fun for the whole family.

Which trip do I need?

The Halibut found in Dana Point are migratory. It’s good to book a charter and have the captain’s advice on when and where to fish for Halibut. The Halibut can be found in varying depths, but usually a half day trip will see you hooking them in no time. Fishing along the grounds known locally as “the Pipe” can be very productive.

Fishing for Halibut is different to fishing for other species, as it’s not the fight to the surface that can be the most challenging. Instead, the skill lies in getting this bottom dweller to bite in the first place. Drifting with live bait will produce great results. This means that even beginners will enjoy fishing for Halibut.

What do I need to fish for Halibut at Dana Point?

If booking with a charter, the live bait and fishing gear are usually included. You’ll typically need to bring your own food and drink.

Everyone on board over 16 will need to purchase a fishing license before the day of the trip.

Any competitions to look out for?

Think you’ve got what it takes to catch a big Halibut? Why not join in the Dana Wharf Halibut Derby Fish Off – see if the Halibut you catch between November 1 and March 31 will be one of the 25 largest Halibut caught each year.

If you’re ready to target the tasty Halibut, then book a trip to Dana Point today.

Halibut

Halibut

  • Size 20 to 150lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore

Dana Point Halibut Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Halibut fishing in Dana Point varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to June and November to December. Low season is January and August to September. There is no closed season.
Dana Point
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