Halibut Fishing Alaska
Halibut fishing Alaska is a MUST when visiting The Last Frontier! With some of the world’s best Halibut fishing grounds and healthy population, Alaska is the first stop for anglers! Whether you are a seasoned angler or making it out for the first time, learning a little about Alaskan Halibut will help every step of the way!
– The Ninilchik Charters Team
Halibut Fishing Alaska
Homer | Ninilchik | Seward
Halibut Fishing Alaska | Best Halibut Locations
The Kenai Peninsula is home to the best location for Halibut fishing Alaska. Locations such as Seward, Homer, and Ninilchik offer anglers opportunities for productive halibut fishing in world re-nowed waters.
Seward, Alaska is closest to Anchorage and home to Resurrection Bay! While widely known for it’s variety in species to fish for, Seward is home to some of the largest halibut and plethora of productive halibut fishing grounds. The best time of year to fish in Seward for halibut is June- August.
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If you continue south for roughly three more hours, you’ll hit a hidden gem, also known as the small town of Ninilchik! While very small in population, this town thrives from it’s famous Halibut fishing grounds. Ninilchik is homer to Cook Inlet, where halibut migrate through from Homer! Not only do you have productive fishing grounds here, you also get to launch from a tractor on a beach!
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With being the Halibut Capitol of the World, there’s no doubt that Homer is your go to for some of the best Halibut fishing Alaska can offer! With being home to Kachemak Bay, you’ll experience the ultimate halibut fishing Alaska can offer! In addition to the fishing, Homer offers a variety of Alaskan outdoor adventures and culture to dive into any day of the week!
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Halibut Fishing Alaska Facts
Average Halibut Size + Limits
With a life span of 50+ years, Alaskan halibut can grow up to 400+ lbs. While we only see a handful this size come from Alaska each season, the state average is approximately 40 lbs. Alaska’s (3A) current regulations limit anglers to 2 halibut per day with a total limit of 4 per year. While we cannot guarantee catch of fish, we do have success with our guests bringing home desirable halibut on every charter!
Best Halibut Fishing Months
Alaskan halibut are fished for year round, except for January during their spawning time! While having 11 months of fishing, halibut fishing is most productive May- September as they begin to migrate and feed on other fish and invertebrates. While halibut fishing in Alaska is relatively simple, we always strive to prepare our guests for the thrill of a big bite! For that reason, we proudly provide tournament grade rods, reels, and tackle from our sponsors at Penn, Cabela’s, and Spiderwire to ensure each trip is properly geared up for the best success!
We believe that having an experienced and knowledgeable Captain and Crew is vital to having a successful trip! Because of that, we take pride in hiring, training, and keeping exceptional team members with us each and every season! Our Captain’s are residents and have fished Alaska’s waters for years. In addition, all of our Captain’s have experience in fishing the locations we offer, making for a more diverse crew to fish with. Lastly, we believe that you our guests should choose their Captain based off reviews and encourage all guests to check us out on TripAdvisor prior to booking your trip!
Ninilchik Charters Catch Information:
While the state average for halibut is 20-40 lbs, 20% of the halibut caught on our boats weigh over 75 lbs. In addition, we have a handful of 100+ pounders every season on our charter boats in all locations. Because of this, we feel our catch rates are some of the best within the Alaska fishery. As each season passes us, 200+ lb halibut (also known as our female breeders) are becoming more and more rare to catch.
In an effort to keep our fishery sustainable, we encourage our guests who are lucky enough to catch and reel in a monster halibut to release them since survival rates are very high for halibut when released properly. For every 200+ lb halibut released on one of our charters, we will honor your conservation awareness and offer a complimentary trip for your next visit.