Charter Halibut Fishing in Cook Inlet Alaska
**2016 HALIBUT LIMIT IS STILL 2 FISH PER DAY**
You could be landing fish like this if you choose a halibut trip in Cook Inlet, the most prolific halibut fishery in the world. Halibut LOVE its flat sandy gravel bottom and thrive on the ecosystem’s food chain of herring, cod, salmon, and crab. Even though every halibut isn’t a “barn door”, your likelihood of catching your limit is excellent, and every fish caught yields mounds of succulent boneless white meat.
For 2016 our halibut limit will be two fish per day. One fish must be under 29″. If you are planning to charter three or more days please note there is a five fish per year limit in 2016. Be sure to talk with your boat crew if you have any questions.
When you choose to access this fishery from our location at Ninilchik (Deep Creek Recreation Area) you will note the shortest travel time of all the halibut fishing spots in Alaska. Due to our proximity to the fishing grounds, the boat ride is usually no more than 45 minutes, as opposed to two or three hours at locations like Homer or Seward.
Optimal Departure Times
We optimize your fishing excursion by timing our trips around the prime fishing time of “slack” tide when there is no or slow water movement. Other locations may launch at a certain time every day, even if the tide is at it’s worst current. But our departure times, sometimes early morning or sometimes late afternoon, are always centered on the best time.
We fish through one cycle of slack tide, and return home when you catch your limit or when the increasing current after slack tide prevents you from keeping bait on the bottom. Generally this means a 6 to 8 hour trip.
Halibut fishing is the premier fishing of Alaska, and something everyone should do at least once during their stay.