FAT Squid & Brite Bite Halibut Tackle Testimonial

Kay TestimonialHere’s an e-mail I received today from a very satisfied tackle customer who attended my halibut fishing seminar at the Great Alaskan Sport Show in Anchorage last year.

“My husband, Ralph Collins and I went to John Beath’s seminar last spring on halibut fishing at the Anchorage Sportsman Show. Following that we bought everything possible from his booth  that he recommended for successful fishing.

We have fished the same area for over 20 years in Seward, Alaska, and normally did pretty good. However, after using John’s tackle, lures and fishing techniques, we did outstanding!

In only 6 days of fishing, we hauled in 420 pounds of halibut fillets. My brother and sister were up in August, and my brother, Mic Dorrance, caught a 236lb halibut and my sister, Diane Jacobson, caught a 100 pounder. I have enclosed a picture of Mic’s 236.

In the past we have had to soak bait for an hour to get a bite, with John’s techniques, lights and lures, we got bites immediately. It certainly made a huge difference in our catch, and I highly recommend anything that John is recommending!

Thank you John! Kay Dorrance, Anchorage, Alaska”

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Halibut Fishing Coyote Bank, B.C. Canada

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Washington 2016 Halibut Season

Last year Washington halibut anglers had an 11 day season. This year they will only receive eight days as follows.

Marine Areas 5-10 will be open to sport halibut fishing:
May 7th Saturday
May 12-14 Thursday, Friday Saturday
May 26-29 — Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

The big change this year is the overlapping season openers. This overlap was instituted to prevent anglers from over harvesting. WDFW claim anglers over harvested halibut last year which led to the loss of fishable days and separate openings this year.

Sekiu, which is Area 5 and Eastern Strait of Juan de Fuca, Area 6 (Port Angeles & Sequim), Area 7 (San Juan Islands) & 9 (Admiralty Inlet) will have identical seasons this year and should greatly reduce pressure at all boat launches.

Coastal Marine Areas 3 (LaPush) and Area 4 (Neah Bay) will open:
May 7th — Saturday
May 12 — Thursday
May 14th — Saturday

If enough quota remains, Areas 3 and 4 might reopen May 26 and or May 28th

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Honesty & “Encounters” Will Likely Close Area 6 Early

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000020Last Friday Area six salmon fishing rules changed from two fin clipped 22-inch or bigger Chinook to just one fish. When the WDFW sent out their press release, they noted that anglers had already reached 71% of allowable “encounters.”

In a nutshell, every time an angler has an encounter with a Chinook, either releasing a wild Chinook or undersized Chinook it counts toward the 2,586 encounters by sports anglers. The state relies heavily on fish counts at local marinas and boat launches. So, every time someone “encounters” a fish checker and brags about their fishing prowess, which may or may not be accurate, each fish verbalized to the checker counts against our Winter Blackmouth season. Honesty then, can hurt or help our Chinook seasons depending on the angler. While not advocating dishonesty about “encounters” I would suggest anglers be more wise while fishing and while at dock, speaking to fish…

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2016 Puget Sound Halibut Season

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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 Director Michele Culver, to discuss ocean groundfish fisheries (in the morning) and the 2016 halibut season structure.

Suffice to say that the sport fleet is getting very good, according to WDFW statistics, at catching halibut and it is reflected in the reduction of days available for fishing.

The ocean dates for the North Coast (MA 3 and 4) are May 7, 12, and 14. If there is anything left, clean-up day(s) could be May 26 and/or May 28.

The Puget Sound dates for MA 5 – 10 are going to be May 7, 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 28, and 29. A total of 8 days.”

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2016 Puget Sound Halibut Season

Hali1

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 Director Michele Culver, to discuss ocean groundfish fisheries (in the morning) and the 2016 halibut season structure.

Suffice to say that the sport fleet is getting very good, according to WDFW statistics, at catching halibut and it is reflected in the reduction of days available for fishing.

The ocean dates for the North Coast (MA 3 and 4) are May 7, 12, and 14. If there is anything left, clean-up day(s) could be May 26 and/or May 28.

The Puget Sound dates for MA 5 – 10 are going to be May 7, 12, 13, 14, 26, 27, 28, and 29. A total of 8 days.”

Catch calculations (poundage/fish) for Puget Sound for the past 4 years were made available yesterday and show the following:

Year     Pounds        Fish harvested
2012     85,249         5,420
2013     93,950         6,305
2014    106,552        6,242
2015      95,591        5,291

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