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Halibut Fishing in Alaska

Although there certainly is a lot of trophy fishing that can take place in the interior Alaska in some of the rivers and streams as well as the lakes, if you really want to catch some trophy fish you may need to head out into the ocean. One of the fish that is only to be caught in the northern Pacific and northern Atlantic oceans is the halibut. Although this particular fish averages about 25 to 30 pounds, it is possible to catch halibut that are up to 600 pounds in weight. Halibut fishing in Alaska is going to provide you with some of the most memorable and enjoyable days out on the water that you could ever spend.

The halibut is generally regarded as being one of the staple food fish for most of the world. It even derives its name from two separate words which stand for holy flatfish. The reason it is thought that it acquired this name is because many individuals eat this fish on what they consider to be holy days. Considering the fact that this fish is one of the larger ones that inhabits this part of the world's oceans, it really tends to eat any thing that it once including any fish that are smaller than itself.

If you plan on doing some halibut fishing in Alaska, it is a very good idea that you hire a guide service in order to take you out. There are several reasons why this is a good idea but the most important one is that they are going to have the equipment that is necessary in order for you to be able to land the fish of this size. Considering the fact that you have a two day limit of halibut in Alaska, you can end up with anywhere from around 50 pounds worth of fish up to 1000 pounds or more if you have an excellent day out on the water. Some of the larger halibut that are caught, however, only tend to run about 300 pounds but it is still enough to fill your freezer rather quickly.

Some people that go fishing in Alaska and do so for a lot of different species while they are on their trip. After all, going to Alaska is not like going around the corner to your local fishing hole. If you're going to make the trip this far, make sure that you get the most out of it and try some fresh water and land fishing along with taking a day or two out on a charter boat in order to do some halibut fishing. One thing is for certain, come prepared for an excellent day out on the water whenever the halibut are running.


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