Ucluelet halibut fishing charters are an all day endeavor in pursuit of the largest fish that inhabit British Columbia waters. Halibut fishing charters need to made in advance and are more subject to the weather conditions for traveling offshore to the fishing grounds. May through September are the best months to consider a Halibut Charter in the Western Vancouver Island area.
Our trips include all fishing gear, bait and fish cleaning or filleting. We will be right beside you to help you to understand how to land these fish when the exciting moment arises! To fish the Pacific halibut, need to be on the halibut grounds when the season and weather allows and you will likely feel the pulse of the Pacific Ocean's flattest, tastiest prize on the end of your line. The fishing is fantastic and targeting the halibut is frequently in the same areas as the salmon and its common to catch a limit of both on the same day, considered some of the best anywhere in the world.
During the winter, halibut orient themselves to deep water, often exceeding 900-feet. In the late spring/summer they move from deep water along the continental shelf to our shallower banks, depressions and inland waters in search of food. May through September are the best months to consider a Halibut Charter in the Western Vancouver Island area. Our full day charters are 8 hours in length extra hours can added to your charter. Your boat departs the docks at 6:00 am. Halibut fishing grounds are less than an hour away...BC Salmon Fishing can be on the same trip since they are in the same general areas.
Halibut Fishing Charter
Pacific Halibut are bottom dwellers and are a tasty meal of the white fleshed fish. Halibut, who also go by Hippoglossus stenolepis (translates as "hippo of the sea") and are the largest member of the flounder/flatfishes family. The average weight of a sport-caught halibut is about 20 - 40 pounds, although 100 pound fish are relatively common. These 'barn door' halibut in the 100-300 pound range are a very real possibility ... Twenty pound halibut are considered the finest of eating by connoisseurs yielding a fine grain white meat. But a 100 pound Halibut will fill your freezer in no time.
Halibut Fishing is fun and easy - put the bait on the bottom and hang on. Herring, Squid & Octopus are commonly used for bait to lure the mighty halibut but one of my favorites is a fresh salmon belly. It's quite a thrill to feel a big halibut try to pull the rod out of your hands. Reeling it in might be a different story but fun nevertheless. Hauling halibut off the ocean floor can be daunting and downright tiring. Sore arms and back are a common side effect of this fabulous halibut fishing. Getting the fish onboard can be very wild and exciting as well.
Fishing For Halibut
The Pacific Halibut is a larger halibut than the California Halibut, sometimes growing to well over 500 pounds.The average weight of a sport-caught halibut is about 20 - 40 pounds, although 100 pound fish are relatively common.
When fishing halibut, we use our heavier rods and tackle to go down deep for the bottom dwellers, mostly using spreader bars with up to about a 2lb lead and 50 to 80 lb leaders with artificial grubs or other bait like herring,squid or octopus, I Iike to use fresh salmon bellies, sometimes we will use 8oz to 24 oz halibut jigs, but can be very tiring on the arms. Fishing in depths from 150 feet to over 300 feet. Sometimes when we are BC Salmon Fishing with our downriggers, We will lower our cannon balls down to the bottom, slow down our troll and drag our cannon balls on the bottom, then bringing them up off the bottom about 20 to 30 feet and then back down to the bottom, this is ringing the dinner bell and often picking up a nice Pacific Halibut.
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Halibut Fishing Charter Includes:
25 Foot Cruisers with Experienced Offshore Halibut Guides.
All Halibut equipment, rods, reels, bait and tackle are supplied.
Halibut Fishing Licenses Available onshore.
Cleaning and bagging of your Halibut .
Secret Halibut Recipes.
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