Surefire Halibut Fishing Techniques


Like all species of fish you will have the most success fishing for the halibut if your presentation is good. The halibut is a unique species of fish that can put up a struggle you won’t soon forget but if you present your bait in an unnatural way they will avoid you altogether. Therefore, you must know how to present the bait in such a way that it will attract the halibut.

The nickname “masters of ambush” was given to the halibut because they will lie on the bottom of the water and wait for food to swim by. Many times they are half way buried making them almost invisible to other species. Therefore, it is vital that you keep your bait just above the bottom of the water so it will attract the attention of the halibut. However, you also want to keep your line as straight as possible so it won’t be visible to the halibut. By allowing your bait to bounce off the bottom it will cause a thumping sound and this vibration will draw the halibut to you bait.

When you want to get out into the deep waters and fish for halibut hiring a fishing charter is one of the best ways to do this. Finding the halibut is the hardest part and the charters will know the area and where to look for them. This saves you time and effort searching for the halibut giving you more time for the actual fishing. The ocean can be tricky sometimes so if you are not familiar with this type of environment a charter service can also help to keep you safer and make each fishing trip a more enjoyable one.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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