Author Archives: John L. Beath

About John L. Beath

John Beath is a writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, tackle manufacturer & Captain at Whaler's Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska. He is also owner of www.halibut.net and host at Lets Talk Outdoors @ www.youtube.com/jbeath

2023 WDFW Proposed Washington Sport Halibut Fishing Season Announced

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Area 6 Halibut Fishing Action Week Two

Rainshadow Rods CEO, Bill Batson catches 131 pound Barn Door halibut Last Friday Continue reading

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2022 Washington Sport Halibut Season

2022 Washington State halibut seasons The following dates have been approved by the Pacific Fishery Management Council but are preliminary until approved by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and implemented into federal regulation. While preliminary, these dates are unlikely to … Continue reading

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SquidPro Charters Now Booking For Halibut & Bottomfish Trips in Sekiu WA

Call today to book your trip. 360-808-0029 Capt John Beath, owner of SquidPro Tackle will now guide for Lingcod, Rockfish & Halibut during Spring months. Lingcod seaon opens in Area 4 the second Saturday in March with a limit of … Continue reading

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Washington State’s 2021 Sport Halibut Fishing Season

Great News for Washington State sport halibut anglers. Sport Halibut season begins April 22 in Areas 6 through 10 this year and should be productive. Last year the season was set early too but Covid restrictions delayed the halibut opening. … Continue reading

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Washingon’s Puget Sound Halibut Season Opens Wednesday May 20

Washington State’s Puget Sound sport halibut season finally opens Wednesday, May 20th and will remain open on an every other day season through June 30th or when the Puget Sound sport halibut quota of 77,000 pounds is caught. Last year … Continue reading

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Can You Legally Use Sport-Caught Trout For Halibut Fishing Bait?

Is it legal to use trout for halibut bait in Washington State? Continue reading

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Proposed 2020 Washington Sport Halibut Fishing Season

Washington State’s 2020 proposed sport halibut fishing season looks extremely good. The Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife recently proposed a far better sport halibut season than the past few years. In past years sport anglers had fewer scheduled … Continue reading

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U.S. Customs & Border Patrol CBP-Roam App Is What CBP Wants Anglers To Use When Returning From Canadian Waters

After several calls to U.S. Customs & Border Patrol regarding fishing in Canadian waters and returning to U.S. waters I have some answers for anglers. Also note, when entering Canadian waters you do not need to call Canadian Customs unless … Continue reading

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British Columbia Halibut Season Opens March 1st

Category(s): RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada Subject: FN0158-Recreational – Fin Fish – Halibut: 2019 Fishery Opening March 1, 2019 and Management Measures in Effect Until March 31, 2019 For 2019, the … Continue reading

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