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    Default whats the earliest you have caught halibut?

    im planning my first trip at the end of april in homer. was wondering if it would be worth it to bring my halibut gear or if it was gonna be too early to get some halibut fishing in. thanks

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    People were catching them pre-fishing the tournament.

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    we have caught halibut in the middle of march in prince william sound. quite a ways out, south of knight island but we have also been skunked early in the year also.

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    Default got a nice one in january...

    but i had to throw it back .. about 20#,... trolling for salmon...
    my charter friends have been catching a few here since mid-feb.
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    Smile late April

    In the early 80's the wife and I used to fish for them in mid to late April out of a 18' Zodiac. What was wrong with us? Now we wait untill late May and I like to sit in a heated cabin and stare at the rod tip unless I'm jigging.

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    Default March 13

    Off Deep Creek in 20ft of water, just outside the breakers. It was 120lbs and took two baits - we thought it was a double hook-up. This was back in the mid-eighties, though.

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    April 28th off Deep Creek about 10 years ago...

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    Default March slaughter

    I have done well from March 23rd on in Seward. Had two over 100 my first trip in 2003 fishing the high spots south of Pilot rock. The bite is usually slower in March/April. Expect it to pick up by mid May.

    Good luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCAPT View Post
    I have done well from March 23rd on in Seward. Had two over 100 my first trip in 2003 fishing the high spots south of Pilot rock. The bite is usually slower in March/April. Expect it to pick up by mid May.

    Good luck!!
    Good advice,

    Those can be great spots. So can the spots in the channels (humps) between Fox, Barren, and all the rest if the tide isn't ripping through too bad. I would rather go farther out though......This time of year can be tough though.

    Tim

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    You guys really getting me in the mood to dig out the boat and head out... Fever will be in full effect after the sportsman show.
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    Default During the derby

    I caught this little fella while trolling the day before the Homer derby.



    So March 20.
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    Default very nice pic bullbuster

    i could hook into those guys all day. cant wait to get on the water!!!

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