View Full Version : Halibut is over.
09-05-2011, 04:57 PM
Sadly, our season is done.
We fed dogfish for 2 hours, then a tide change
and a 45 lb Halibut hit.
A long wait till next March :mad::mad:
anybody else out ?
09-05-2011, 07:16 PM
Let's hope we don't have to wait until next March.
Whole in the Water
09-05-2011, 07:43 PM
I got one a small one on Friday. Beautiful calm day. Too long of a wait till March.
09-06-2011, 06:28 AM
"It's all over for the, Unknown Soldier... ah-ah-h-h-."
RIP - Jimmy
09-06-2011, 06:30 AM
We sat on anchor on Constance West for many hours. stopped counting the dogs after 20ish. They even hit our mudrake with no bait. No hali's. March is a long time to wait.
09-06-2011, 07:03 AM
Limited on halibut on Saturday 20, 22 and 47 lbs plus lots of dogfish. Got 2 hali on Sunday, 54 and 33.
Went out to the west coast for 2 chickens. Left a large there with my hali rig in it's mouth.
It only cost me a sore right elbow and sore left wrist for a few pounds of meat.
Not paying some slipper skipper for my Halibut,,, Priceless.
09-06-2011, 09:12 AM
I got out over the weekend to constance. Sat on the pick all day saturday. 2nd hali trip this year, 3rd all time in my boat. Have not had any luck yet. Maybe next year? I might have to start a beginners hali progress thread like englishmans. It would probably help if I got out more than 2 times over the season but I planned to target them more sept - oct. I guess that is a bad plan when DFO is in charge.
09-06-2011, 01:50 PM
Stay with it! I had to teach myself over two seasons how to find and catch them. Then on the thrid season, it all clicked. Like any fishery it ebbs and flows as this year was the worst for me since I started hali fishing - only two in 5 or 6 trips. Oh well better than dealing with the paper in the office! Not an expert by any means but feel free to PM if you want some tips that work for me. Good luck next year all! Until then, bring on the Ho's!! :)
09-06-2011, 04:01 PM
Twin 35s yesterday and 40 and thirty last week.. Got my food.
09-07-2011, 06:01 AM
Got out for the last shot at them on the weekend, 20, 30, 42, 58, 62, 70.
09-07-2011, 05:06 PM
We did ok for a finish. A 70 lb. on Saturday and a 50 lb. on Sunday, better than a kick in the pants. A little FYI regarding this TAC business. Its a shame the Juan de Fuca area was lumped in with the rest of BC coast halibut sport fishery. What we caught was insignificant compared to other areas. The bulk of the hali catch over the season was brought into Ukie, mostly off Amphitrite point, and it WAS counted mostly thru the guide outfits, ie. Princess, Island West, etc. etc. And of course we can assume that a lot of fish were caught out Rupert way and the Charlottes. Also, there was rumor that commercial boats were setting in Juan de Fuca earlier this season...NOT SO. Commies need a special license to set this close to such a busy waterway.
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