It isn't about keeping you off the water. Its about protecting the commercial fishery. Thats all they care about up there.They had a great write up in Pacific Coast mag . I was amazed at all the restrictions and limits. Wow!
Anyway looked like Victoria BC had the most liberal takes.
This should be a wake up call to all the lower States. With closures and limits. They would really like it if you just stayed off the water. Anyway it was an interesting read.
This is too broad a question. If you tell us more precisely what you want and plan to do, you will likely get some better answers. Are you after big halibut? Do you want to keep as much meat as you can? Are you looking only at a lodge? Are you interested in the lingcod, rockfish and salmon that are often part of halibut charters in AK? Is there a particular time of year you are planning on going?Looking to book a trip to Alaska the next coming year... curious which place has the least restrictions on halibut. Looking at Highliner lodge out of pelican Alaska.
Never fished with them but have fished the area and really like it. They are a short run from Area 3A where one can catch one halibut of any size except some Tuesdays and Wednesdays (subject to change each year).Looking to book a trip to Alaska the next coming year... curious which place has the least restrictions on halibut. Looking at Highliner lodge out of pelican Alaska.
Halibut harvest limits are set by the Feds based on available biomass. The split between commercial and sport is based on the historical harvest by both groups. The reason some areas of Alaska have such restrictive harvest limits is due to 2 things.It isn't about keeping you off the water. Its about protecting the commercial fishery. Thats all they care about up there.
you can keep two fish legally in yakutat, one fish any size and one 28" or less 2 total.Agree with everything Nick said, really difficult to give opinions unless you can clarify what you're after.
I fish Yakutat, if you are charter fishing only it will be a great option for a quality sized fish.
I typically fish unguided which allows for the take of (2) halibut per person, any size. Guided it is (1) fish per person, any size.
Icy bay is another really solid choice, I like Yakutat because of the ability to fish the rivers, other areas.
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