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Gone Hunting.. => Gone Fishin' => Topic started by: whtelk on May 11, 2010, 07:49:52 PM

Title: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 11, 2010, 07:49:52 PM
  Halibut season starts here this Thursday. The season is every Thur. , Fri. , and Saturday until X number of pounds are caught. Problem is that the Hwy that takes me to the port I fish out of will be closed Thursday through Sunday because they are blasting some hill sides... @--0--0126. The only other 2 pass's through the mountains will mean a considerable amount of time, one pass is far to curvy  for a truck pulling a big water ocean boat. Guess we will head out next week end. I love fishing for Halibut! but I love eating them even more. Last year the fall season here only lasted 2 days and the fish biologist guys figured our 3 ports went over the quota by 8K pounds. Largest we caught last year was 110 # and we all three caught our fish in about 1 hour. Fishing any where from 250 feet to 600 feet deep. Best bait was a large herring with Tuna belly miracle threaded on each side.
  Any one here ever go out for Halibut?
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 11, 2010, 07:55:10 PM
Never fished Halibut, but now you sure gave me something to think about. That sounds like a lot of fun to me, and I like halibut, I have only eaten it a few times, but could get use to a steady diet of it.
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 11, 2010, 07:59:33 PM
  Last year I camped over at the ocean with my friend that owns the boat and in one day we caught our halibuts,our salmon and limited on the biggest dungeness crab I have ever seen. We ate so good that week end.....LOL
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Post by: [Blocked] on May 11, 2010, 08:17:10 PM
Thanks for rubbing it in, now I got to go find something to eat.  ##$%#111
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 12, 2010, 09:16:00 AM
I've seen them fishing for halibut on TV. Looks like great fun but too far away. Closest we have are fluke which don't grow anywhere near as big. %^$^
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Post by: [Blocked] on May 12, 2010, 04:45:14 PM
I have eaten Halibutand iI think it is one of the best tasting fish there is but have not ever got to go fishing for one
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Post by: [Blocked] on May 12, 2010, 07:03:40 PM
Never caught any Halibut, however I have eaten it and it's an awesome fish!!!
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Post by: [Blocked] on May 13, 2010, 08:32:13 AM
Here if you want to go and don't own your own boat then you go out on a charter boat. I guess the charter boats book up solid 1 year in advance and I heard they charge around $300 per 8 hour trip.
  We normally run out around 17 miles unless we decide to hit the "Hill" then it is 30 miles. Lucky for me my trips have been at no charge because my best friend and I have worked out a trade...I give him the hay from one of my fields and he takes me fishing...best trade ever!
  On another note...my daughter was over at the coast last week and they were selling smoked salmon for $30 a pound! YIKES!
 I decided to take off 2 days from work next week just to go Halibut and Ling cod fishing..... @--0--0118
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 15, 2010, 07:28:13 AM
I so want to go Halibut fishing! In Texas we have small Halibut , but we call them flounder and the biggest are around 8 to 10 pounds. I still remember the first time i saw a Halibut. I was flipping the channels and came across a fishing show and this guy was bowed up with a Tuna rod. I decided to stop and watch what he was catching. About that time i seen the mouth of a GIANT Flounder come to the top right next to the boat! I thought to myself and i am sure i said out loud too "Holy Crap". That's when i first heard of a Halibut. Amazing fish. Been fascinated with them ever since. I am trying to talk my wife into us taking a cruise to Alaska just so I can go and Catch a Halibut or as i call them, a 200 lb flounder. One fact that some people may not know about Halibut that makes them a little different from flukes and flounder, they are born with their eyes on seperate sides of their head and one eye rolls to the other. Not sure how long it takes but kinda weird.
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 15, 2010, 09:16:02 AM
Thursday was the first day of Halibut season...ocean was a little sporty and one boat went upside down...all 3 guys were plucked out safely. Too bad because this boat was new to him. Way I understand was all three guys were on one side of the boat fighting a halibut when a big wave rolled them. They were out about 17 miles in an are we call the rock pile.
  I love catching these big fish. When you get a good sized fish you first harpoon them then you shoot them with a .38 or something and then gaff them and club them....real fishing!! nothing like hearing gunshots on the ocean!
 Alaska would be real fun! I didn't get a chance to fish halibut when I lived there but I did fish for King Salmon a lot. Some of my friends go up every year to Alaska and they all ways catch a couple halibut at the 200# mark.
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 15, 2010, 09:41:15 AM
Halibut is on my Bucket List to catch one day...
Soon I hope...
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 15, 2010, 10:22:53 AM
Halibut is on my Bucket List to catch one day...
Soon I hope...

Mine Too!
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on May 15, 2010, 10:31:29 AM
Sounds like a blast....Do I hear the 1st annual Halibut fishing campout? 
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Post by: [Blocked] on May 15, 2010, 11:08:35 AM
Sounds like a blast....Do I hear the 1st annual Halibut fishing campout? 

 @--0--0123 Now that would be interesting! And a BLAST!
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on June 04, 2010, 03:34:05 PM
i've caught flounder which is a little bit smaller
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on June 12, 2010, 09:48:42 AM
When we could get out this spring season we did OK. Nothing over 50# but there is still over 50K pounds left in the quota. Fishery has extended the season to July 5TH?
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on July 25, 2010, 09:38:39 PM
I never have fished for them , But I sure would like to try it some day.
Title: Re: HALIBUT
Post by: [Blocked] on July 26, 2010, 06:58:53 PM
  Late summer season will open here on the west coast August the 6th. I think there was like 125K pounds left on our quota. Season will be very short if the ocean will just calm down. Wind has been really bad and swells have been 10' and very steep.