Enjoying Some Halibut Fishing Today
Before you know the right locations for Halibut fishing, you need to know the right gear and techniques to use. Since Halibut are one of the most
sought after fish, you may want to try your hand at fishing these fish.
Jigs are the best equipment you can use for halibut fishing, and you should focus on getter several of the sizes and shapes. Though you will find the
more popular size of jig to buy will be 8 to 12 ounces. However, if you fish in shallow water, you will need a smaller size of jig. Set your hook at the top
of the jig.
A great way that you will increase those chances of getting some halibut while fishing is using a jig that has herring on it, or is shaped as a herring.
Halibut will become attracted to your bait when they hear the sound of the jib hitting the bottom, plus that smell of the bait will also have them coming
to your line and biting.
Try to start your halibut fishing in water that runs 80 to 180 feet deep, moving to water that is no more than 300 feet deep. Using a spreader bar will
help create natural movement at the bottom of the fishing location. Line should be 40 to 80 pound test, and make sure you use treble hooks.
Since halibut love hanging at the bottom, you need to fish the bottom and no more than five feet above the bottom. Since they love gravel or sand
bottoms, you will not fear the loss of equipment. If you're not using a spreader bar, make sure after you've hit the bottom of the area that you lift the jig
up and lower it slowly.
As you notice a halibut nibbling on your line, you should set the hook. Simply lift up your rod and reel in the line. After your positive the halibut is
hooked, pump the rod to keep that line tight, or you may lose him.
You will have a fight on your hands once the halibut is close to the top of the water. When they see that shadow of the boat, it's a burst of energy for
them, and they may quickly dive down. Have the drag set for that strong run or you may lose your halibut. Bring along not only a gaff hook, but also a