Alaska Halibut: How to catch the big guy of Alaska sport fish in Cook Inlet

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The Alaska halibut is probably the most sought saltwater sport fish species  in the State of Alaska. The Alaska halibut has two different colors on its sides. Both eyes are located on the dark brown upper side and on the lower side the color is white.The State of Alaska sport fish record for the Alaska halibut is 440 pounds. This excellent tasting flatfish is highly prized for eating and sport.

Sportfishng charter for halibut in Homer Alaska
Alaska Halibut 385 lbs biggest homer halibut in 1999

How to catch Alaska halibut

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.

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Alaska halibut sportfishing boat the FV Northern Lights comes com[pletely equipped for your halibut fishing trip
Alaska halibut fishing on the FV Northern Lights has consistenly provided alaska anglers with trophy sized Alaska halibut
Alaska halibut fishing on the FV Northern Lights one of the fastest and well equipped sport fishing halibut charter boats in Homer Alaska