BOTTOM FISHING FOR HALIBUT, LINGCOD & ROCKFISH
For the best Pacific halibut fishing, plan your trip for or after April 1st, while Ling Cod season begins on April 15th.
Here's some interesting information about halibut:
Halibut have growth rings in their inner ear, allowing you to age them by counting these rings. They can live for over 30 years, with the oldest on record being 55 years old.
Females can reach up to 9 feet in length and weigh 700 lbs, while males typically stay around 40 lbs.
The best-tasting halibut is between 15 and 30 lbs, often called "chicken of the sea." This size is preferred for both flavor and preserving future breeding stock. Larger halibut, while a great trophy, can be challenging to cook due to their thickness.
Ling cod is abundant year-round in our waters. The season runs from mid-April to mid-October. They take longer to cook than halibut, but the taste is well worth it. Check out our recipe section for delicious cooking ideas.
Our waters also offer various rockfish species, such as Vermillion, Tiger, China, Quill Back, Copper, Silver Grey, Sea Bass, and more. These species can be found at varying depths, providing an exciting fishing experience. Keep up to date with fishing regulations to enjoy catching and savoring these diverse and delectable fish.