Can you give me some good halibut fishing techniques?

Can you give me some good halibut fishing techniques?

The best halibut fishing technique I can tell you about is fish the tides. As the tide comes in and the halibut bites, let the line flow as the halibut takes the line back out. Do not put any resistance on the line. Let the fish go for a while. The best thing to do is not set the hook. The hook needs to be able to do the job it was intended for. The hook must be very sharp. The halibut does have a mouth that is bony. Trolling is another way to fish for the halibut with a downrigger. This is not a well-known way to fish for halibut, but it does work very well in some areas. Drifting is another popular way to fish halibut. Many anglers do not practice this method, but I will tell you that it works. The thing is that you have to remember never to set the hook. Setting the hook is going to cause you more problems. The halibut need to think they have gotten away with the bait. Once they have a gone a distance, you can start guiding them back to the boat. The halibut is a big fish so make sure you have the right test line, rod and reel. You need to have the right equipment if you are going to have a good catch. Use these techniques and everything should work out for you. You will be catching your share of halibut. Remember to fish the tide and let the fish go before reeling it in.

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.

One Response to “Can you give me some good halibut fishing techniques?”

  1. Dave says:

    I have an article posted on my site about halibut fishing some rigs and lures I have used to consistanley catch fish.
    http://bustnourasses.com/index.php/topic,561.0.html

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