Halibut Fishing on Vancouver Island
Starfish Charters specializes in catching larger sized halibut !! My 15 years of experience fishing for these tasty flatfish has left me with many different tactics and successful techniques.
Halibut fishing offers all the thrills an angler wants, culminating in a trophy photo with a fish almost as big as the fisherman. Check out the photo gallery.
Halibut can weigh more than 300 pounds and catches of 100 pound plus are common.Thankfully, these larger female halibut are now protected from being kept. The maximum legal length is 133 cm (52"), roughly 75 lbs, for one of your two halibut in possession. The other must be under 83 cm (32.6") roughly 15 lbs.These limits are in place until April 1,2018.
Being a flatfish similar to sole and flounder, Halibut lay flat on the sea floor under a dusting of gravel, waiting for an unsuspecting crab, octopus or fish to pass by. Deep water fishing is required to catch these giants. The rod of choice is a shorter sturdier deep sea rod "Penn & Trophy"" and Penn 340 GTi & Shimano TLD level wind reels with 80 lb braid line for these Lunkers. Halibut are commonly caught in the early Spring till late Fall, the spawning halibut migrate to the continental shelf to spawn in the winter months.
This species is well-managed by the International Pacific Halibut Commission in consort with Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and are in no danger of depletion.
When you fish for Halibut, you're likely to hook many different types of fish, so you'll be taking home a large mixed catch.
Halibut are the fish of choice for fish and chips! They can be cleaned, packaged and frozen at the "Hardy Buoys" facility for your travel home. If you prefer, the frozen fish can be delivered right to your door.
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We are now accepting reservations for the 2018 halibut fishing season. Catch your BIG ONE with Starfish Charters.
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