Wildly popular, the firm white meat and deliciously sweet flavor of halibut makes it a favorite among fishermen and consumers. Combined with its high nutritional value, the prices of store bought halibut has steadily increased over the past decade. Not only one of the largest flatfish known to man, but one of the largest saltwater fish in the sea, halibut have been caught topping 500 lbs (225kg) in the past year. It’s known for being finely textured with a fine white flesh and contains few bones.
Halibut are one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Containing high quality protein and important minerals such as selenium, magnesium, phosphous, potassium, and multiple vitamins such as B12, niacin, B6, and the highly sought-after omega-3 essential fatty acids. halibut is far and wide regarded as a king catch.
At Maquinna Resort we pride ourselves on providing prime halibut fishing during the summer months. Even with conservation efforts to allow the larger breeding females to return to the wild, our guests still typically find themselves at Canadian catch-limits when return home. Many visitors over the years have snatched large 100lb (50kg) fish using common baits such as octopus and herring.
Most halibut live at depths of 150-300ft (50-100 meters), typically 5 miles from shore (8 km). Gravel and sand bars provide the largest concentrations of the tasty fish with the females hiding in larger rock outcroppings. As long as weather permits, halibut can be fished all day.
If you are anxious to start catching halibut, or are ready to book your fishing adventure, Contact Us anytime, on or off season.