Anyone know if there are Halibut around Nome?
yes, there are a few, but I wouldn't really say it would be worth your time. When I lived up there, I tried a few times with rod/reel. The first time out, I caught two right off the bat...nothing big, maybe 10-15 pounds each. Went back out several other times and caught nada. Unfortunately I didn't have a GPS with me that first time...but was about 1 mile or so straight off town. I know some of the crabbers up there set out short longlines to catch crab pot bait and they occasionally catch some halibut.