Sunday, October 07, 2007

Halibut fishing

Halibut fishing is somewhat limited in available locations, if you want the best catch. Knowing where to look is half the battle of making a successful halibut fishing excursion. Keep in mind that halibut prefer cold, deep waters, mainly off the northwestern coast of the United States and Canada.
You may want to try using heavy monofilament for halibut fishing, and with this, a sliding weight system will work best. This lets the halibut mouth at the bait without ever feeling the weight on the line. It is important to remember, however, that this method requires that the fish find the bait by smell rather than by sight. This means that live bait works best, especially bait that is pungent and can spread through the waters to attract fish.
You'll also want to change the bait every 20-30 minutes when halibut fishing to keep the smell fresh and attract more bites. Though weights of up to two pounds may be required to keep the bait on the bottom in very heavy winds, you should always use the least amount of weight necessary for the best results.

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