Alaskan Halibut Fishing
Alaskan halibut are some of the most sought after fish in the world. Clients like the moist, flakey texture of halibut that goes with just about anything. The Cook Inlet is known for some of the best Alaskan halibut fishing around. In fact, Homer is the Alaskan halibut fishing capital. You never know what size you’re going to catch when you drop your line down. Halibut range anywhere from 10 lbs to 410 lbs. The best eating halibut are the ones weighing between 30 and 80 lbs. Larger halibut are generally females – most guides like to let them go so we can keep the population strong with good numbers.
Halibut are bottom feeders, and you have to keep your line on the floor to catch them. The Cook Inlet has a lot of water movement, so it is always good to call us and ask when the better tides are so you don’t end up using 5 lbs of weight just to get your line to the bottom. Smaller tides are better for the Cook Inlet. If you are unable to book your fishing trip around desirable tides, we would probably send you out of Seward, where you would be fishing in the Gulf of Alaska waters. The waters out there don’t move as much as the Cook Inlet, so they are better to fish during bigger tides.
All of our captains will fillet your fish for you and put them in a container that you provide for them. We have ice chests and bags at the lodge for you to take with you, so be sure to ask about them.