Halibut fishing is better mid to late summer. As the waters warm, the Salmon and bait move inshore, so do Halibut. The non-resident limit for halibut fishing is currently one (1) per person per day, which must be under 44 inches OR over 77 inches. No "Fish Stretcher's" are allowed. This “reverse slot limit” allows anglers to keep halibut less than approximately 40 pounds and greater than approximately 220 pounds. There is no annual limit on halibut. Halibut trips are usually further away from Ketchikan. Bottom Jigging is the method used for catching Halibut. Since you are dropping your bait to the bottom and jigging there are many bottomfish other than Halibut. We typically catch Cod , Shark , Rockfish , Octopus , and others while targeting Halibut. We catch a lot of "Chickens" which is a small Halibut. But when Big Mo' bights the hook, there is no denying that any fisherman or fisherwoman will have their hands full!!