Category Archives: Washington Halibut Regs

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 Sport Halibut Fishing Dirty Secrets That Screw Sports Anglers

Yesterday and today 12 Treaty Tribes are long lining for halibut, just two days until Washington’s sport halibut season opener, on Thursday May 4. This happens every year, with commercial Treaty Tribes cleaning out “Their Share” as defined by 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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WDFW Will Ask NMFS For 7 Day Washington Halibut Season

Here’s a letter from District 24 Washington State Senator, Kevin Van De Wege, and District 24 Representatives, Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman regarding a longer Washington State halibut season for 2017. Their signed letter is located below my comments. This … Continue reading

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Halibut Fishing In Canadian Waters, What You Need To Know To Stay Legal

Here’s the latest information on what you need to do to legally fish in British Columbia Canada waters. Purchase your B.C. Tidal Waters Fishing License. You can purchase it in B.C. at a dealer or go online and purchase your … Continue reading

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2016 Puget Sound Halibut Season

It looks like we will only get 8 days of halibut fishing in Puget Sound this 2016 halibut season. Friend and sports fishing advocate, Dave Croonquist reports the following. “There was a meeting yesterday in Olympia, chaired by Region 6 … Continue reading

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2015 Washington State Halibut Fishing Season Dates

NEWS RELEASE Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife March 27, 2015 Contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-1202  2015 halibut seasons provide more fishing options in Columbia River area OLYMPIA – Anglers can expect halibut fishing seasons this year to be similar … Continue reading

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