How many hali did you actually take in 2013?

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by seadna, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. seadna

    seadna Well-Known Member

    Just out of interest, I'm wondering what the average hali take was per BC license holder. I know that on my boat we only took two (for three licenses) all of last year. Sure we're not the best hali fishermen and sure we could have worked at it a lot more (we probably devoted no more than 10 hours of time to fishing hali in BC all of last year). Nonetheless, we took no where's close to our six fish. Both fish we took were around 30lbs. So when we talk about changes in regulations, it would be interesting to know how many hali on average are kept by the typical license holder. So how many did you keep in 2013 and what was the average size?
  2. SophiaB

    SophiaB Banned

    I took 4. all were around 25-40 lbs. On that note, I have about 4 hali meals left. So I know I need to kill at least 2 more this season in that weight range.
  3. ziggy

    ziggy Well-Known Member

    If only DFO would be so proactive seadna and ask that question each year when we renew our licenses online. Might want to do the same with all fish we are required to record on our licenses. Can't believe they don't take advantage of a prime means of gathering such valuable info.
  4. harper44

    harper44 Well-Known Member

    My wife and I filled our two licenses. most fish in the 25lb range with a couple around 40lb
  5. Osama Bin Hopper

    Osama Bin Hopper Active Member

    Six. 30- 40lbs haven't got a piece left. Way licence is ill have to get some from a buddy early on!
  6. Fish Assassin

    Fish Assassin Crew Member

    2 about 20lbs...... Still eating them, but just about out.
  7. Slickwater

    Slickwater Member

    Took 4 Hali myself & friends took 8 . 12 Hali total . All were 20-25 lb range. Threw back at least 10 a trip trying for bigger one's out by rat's nose .
    Getting low !!!
  8. the fog ducker

    the fog ducker Well-Known Member

    4 , as per Jeff in size,,,
    just finished last pack , gave zero away , see a few on here wanting ta lower the annual 6 to 4 ,
    absolutely absurd , why is this even being discussed ,our voodoo math put us under last year ???
    dont get sum mentalities on here...

  9. Roofus

    Roofus Member

    0 on four licences in my house and zero on my three regulars i take fishing all summer
  10. Jencourt

    Jencourt Well-Known Member

    My boat caught 9. Kept 6 released 3 as they did not fit the slot. got burned at both ends of the slot by the way. Those six fish where spread amongst 6 fisherman over the season. two of which where from mainland. I am almost out now. Size range was from 15-40. fish released where about 70 and 20 ish.
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  11. bigbruce

    bigbruce Well-Known Member

    I got 3 - 12 - 18 lbs. Not a good year.
  12. SerengetiGuide

    SerengetiGuide Well-Known Member

    6 between 12 and 55lbs, eat halibut once a week in Ottawa and gave friends cpl packages, down to 8 one lb packs left.
  13. Fish Assassin

    Fish Assassin Crew Member

    Why take 12lbers when you fish all the time. You could have taken 6 that were 40+ or 55's and still have lots in your freezer. Just bugging you Dave. :)
  14. SerengetiGuide

    SerengetiGuide Well-Known Member

    Don't have many days off ;)
  15. fish stalker

    fish stalker Active Member

    0 on two licenses here :(
  16. Bugs

    Bugs Active Member

    Shared one 50 between two couples. Kept a 15 picked up salmon fishing. And released a heartbreaker over 70 that was a first ever halibut for the gal on the rod.
  17. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    2 at around 20lb.
    Got fogged out on one trip or I would have caught one just over the slot.
    Then have to release it doh.....
  18. spring fever

    spring fever Well-Known Member

    The Springfever II took kept 8 hali's between 20 and 40 lbs split between 5 crewmembers. All caught on experimental lighted Tomic plugs or lighted lures while fishing deep for salmon. I have none left. We don't specifically target hali's!
  19. thawk

    thawk Member

    Zero halibut for four licenses. Didn't get out at all for halibut this year.
  20. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    6 for me, biggest in March before the slot at 77.5 lbs (should have weighed it in :()
    all the rest were chickens averaging 15-25 lbs

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