2017 Regulation for Halibut for non-residents:
1/day, no annual limit.
Size: 10-450 pounds. Up to 44 inches (40 lbs.) or over 80 inches (280 lbs.).
Season: Open all season
Halibut are typically found in the open ocean, in depths ranging from 150 to 600 feet. For halibut fishing, we set the anchor and fish the bottom. When the ocean is rolling you will really appreciate the Sea Roamer’s catamaran hull. You will be fishing in relative comfort compared to the typical charter boat, subjected to the rockin’ and rollin’ waves of Alaska waters. In addition, you will appreciate our custom heavy-duty rod holders that allow you to bring up the “bottom dweller” with relative ease.
The majority of halibut caught by the charter fleet and by the Sea Roamer are nice halibut, but smaller (under 50 pounds—but feels like 80!). The flesh of smaller halibut has a more delicate texture than the “monster halibut.” Larger halibut tend to be the breeders, which are critical to the future of the fishery.
It’s not uncommon for the “dock talk” and photo ops to focus on monster-size halibut. In our opinion, the reality of the catch does not match the hype. Keep in mind, that the biggest of halibut are quite rare. Our goal as fishing partners is to be upfront and honest with you about fishing options…and reality.