2017 Halibut Seasons &
Washington Halibut Seasons Note: All areas open
- Puget Sound Region (Marine Areas 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10):
Open Thursday May 4, Saturday May 6 and Thursday May 11 depending on
available quota. If there is sufficient quota remaining, the following
dates will be considered for re-opening; Sunday, May 21 and/or Thursday, May
25 and Thursday June 1 and/or Sunday June 4.
- Marine Areas 1, 2, 3 & 4 open Thursday May 4, Saturday May 6 and
Thursday May 11 depending on available quota.
- In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily
catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Anglers must record their catch
on a WDFW catch record card.
- Marine Areas 5 and 6: It is permissible for halibut
anglers to retain lingcod and Pacific cod caught while fishing for halibut
in waters deeper than 120 feet on days that halibut fishing is open.
British Columbia: Open Now, 7 days
per week, one fish daily limit; Possession limit 2 one fish may be up
to 133 cm and one 83 cm or under. Six fish annual limit.
Alaska: Open Now, 7 days per week in S.E.
Alaska, un-guided anglers may keep two halibut any size. Guided anglers may keep
one fish daily. S.E. charter halibut upper size limits have not been announced
yet. Please check area limits and slot sizes in S.E.
Four halibut total for charter fishing, limit two halibut per day, if taking
two per day one must be 28 inches or smaller.
There will no halibut fishing
on Wednesdays all season and no halibut fishing on Tuesday July 18 and
July 25 and August 1, 2017.
Self-guided, two any size per day, four possession limit
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