Category Archives: Puget Sound Halibut Fishing

Halibut Area 2A, Washington, Oregon & California Fighting For More Quota in 2019

Area 2A is unique within the International Pacific Halibut Commission area because of the 13 Treaty Tribes that have fishing rights through Treaties and backed by court rulings. The Makah Tribe in Neah Bay submitted a written proposal for Area … Continue reading

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IPHC Setline Survey Data 2018 Shows Stock Assessment of Pacific Halibut Sizes of Halibut Are Shrinking!

Each year the International Pacific Halibut Commission conducts a setline survey. The above map shows a series of dots or “Stations” that the contracted long line vessels dropped long line skates with hooks spread 18 feet apart. Bait used was … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Halibut Anglers Get Five More Days fishing June 7, 9, 16, 21 & 23 2018

Marine areas 3-10 to re-open for halibut fishing; all-depth halibut fishery in Marine Area 2 to close Action: Marine areas 3 through 10 will re-open for halibut fishing Thursday, June 7, Saturday, June 9 and June 16, 21 & 23. … Continue reading

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Washington Halibut Season Catch Stats & Available Quota Announced

According to WDFW bottomfish managers the average size of halibut inside Puget Sound waters is 26 pounds compared to ocean fish that weigh just over 16 pounds average. The creel checks for Puget Sound for the second opener totaled 120 … Continue reading

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WDFW’s Mismanagement of Halibut Proven!

That’s a strongly worded headline in this post, but it’s true and I can prove it. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife have been screwing halibut anglers for years with their bogus, made up numbers to impose catch rates on … Continue reading

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A CHANGE IS NEEDED IN THE SPORT HALIBUT FISHERY MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS

The Pacific Halibut Convention was developed to administer the commercial fisheries for halibut between the United States and Canada.  We believe the sport fleet halibut fishery can be managed separately from the commercial, Alaska subsistence, and tribal/First Nation fisheries.  The … Continue reading

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Washington’s 2017 Halibut Fishing Season

Halibut fishing to open May 4 under higher catch quotas OLYMPIA – Anglers fishing for halibut will notice a change this year with consistent halibut seasons across all Puget Sound and ocean areas, except marine waters near the mouth the … Continue reading

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