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2018 Halibut Fishing Regulations Issued for SE Alaska

Well, the halibut regulations for SE Alaska waters are finally available and after some rather historic deliberations are pretty much the same as 2017. That is, if you are a non-guided sport fisherman. You are not so lucky if you … Continue reading

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Spring Halibut Fishing

Over the last several weeks I had friends on board for some king salmon and halibut fishing. Both were fairly successful. We set a new record for the boat upon landing a 220 pound halibut caught along Chatham Strait.

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Pacific Halibut 2015 Regulations for SE Alaska

Due to a February trip to Nicaragua for some tarpon and bass fishing, my annual synopsis of the annual meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and halibut fishing regulations got delayed. It had been two years since my … Continue reading

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2014 IPHC Meeting in Seattle

If you did a Google search for Alaska halibut fishing regulations and clicked on the Nordic Quest site, what I am writing about today is simply that the International Pacific Halibut Commission will be meeting all week in Seattle starting Monday, January … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Rigging up for Halibut

This simple double hook setup appeals to both the senses of smell and taste of halibut.  The stretchy thread helps hold it together. It uses a large herring and a salmon (Pink or Chum Salmon) belly strip.

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Finding Early Halibut in SE Alaska

Finding Pacific Halibut early in the season can sometimes be a challenge in the shallower, inside waters of SE Alaska. This year, I tried several favorite spots between Ketchikan and Juneau in the latter part of May and found the fishing … Continue reading

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Rigging for Halibut

When fishing for halibut, whether you are fishing for a trophy or just for food, everyone has their special technique. Some halibut fisherman swear by jigs, others adamantly say the only way to hook them is with circle hooks. I prefer … Continue reading

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Halibut Hot Spots near Juneau

Well it’s been some time since I published a blog about where to fish for halibut in the Juneau area. Now there are some favorites close in that are popular with the locals but I’m usually moving and prefer to get … Continue reading

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Halibut Fishing Hot Spot – Chatham Strait

One of the things I hope to do from time to time is share information on where to catch fish. In the forty years that I have fished for salmon, halibut and rock bass all over SE Alaska my charts … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – Favorite Halibut Fishing Hot Spots

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