Your trip begins when you arrive at our office in Ninilchik off Oil Well Road, where you meet with your captain and deckhand. At our place you will gather all your gear that is needed for the trip, load it on the boat and we will talk about the days activities. We then travel down to the boat launch at Deep Creek Beach or Anchor Point Beach to experience one of the unique parts of the trip, the tractor launch.
As we head out to the fishing grounds which is anywhere from 10-36 miles, with a travel time of 30-60 minutes we will have the opportunity to look at 3 active volcanoes, Mt. Augustine (4,134’ and last erupted in 2006), Mt Iliamna (10,016’ and last erupted in 1876) and Mt Redoubt (10.197’ and last erupted 2009). You will also be able to see otters and a variety of sea birds. Once on the fishing grounds the deckhand will bait the hooks and lead you through a quick introduction to Halibut Fishing 101. After dropping the baits in the water is when the work begins. You are actively fishing by moving your fishing pole up and down in a jigging motion until you get that big strike that pulls your rod back down to the water and the fight is on.
After we have caught our fish we then head back to the boat launch and drive back onto the trailer that is hooked up to the log skidder. Once back at our office we will off load the bounty from the sea for photos. We provide all the fish filleting (included in price) but we also offer vacuum packing services with our commercial vacuum packer to keep your fish as fresh as the day you caught it.
Halibut fishing is closed on all Wednesdays plus Tuesdays between July 16 and August 13.
If two halibut are harvested, one must be <28"
You are also allowed 4 halibut a year.
You should bring:
-Valid Alaska Fishing License (with a king stamp if fishing for kings)
-Warm Clothing (don't forget the hat & gloves)
- Rain Gear
-Any food or drink you may want to have when fishing
-Cooler to transport your fish back home