Alaska halibut are a bottom feeding migratory fish that will move into the saltwater surrounding the Kenai Peninsula in April and will stay until October. The best way to sport fish for this great eating and great fighting
Alaska fish is to use the services of a professional charter captain his boat and gear. The knowledge of these professionals is directly related to the success you will have on your Alaska halibut fishing trip. Depending on
underwater terrain the Alaska halibut can be found in water from 50-500 feet deep. Alaska Halibut sport fishing tackle is highly specialized and most charter captains guard their techniques and fishing spots very closely.
Generally speaking Alaska halibut are caught on heavy duty but limber rods with small pulleys as guides, and heavy duty level wind reels with 60- 120 lb test lines are common. Baits are usually herring, octopus or salmon belly
although jigs in the hands of an experienced angler can produce excellent results. Less experienced anglers will usually lose a rod when they hook their first Alaska halibut by jigging. All in all Alaska halibut is not only a
great sport fish it is a great food fish. For a more detailed description on the methods and means to catch the mighty Alaska halibut please go to the Alaska Fishing Maps and Fishing Guidebooks
and purchase your choice of these informative maps and guide books.