The latest news on halibut fishing out of Ilwaco, Washington
Halibut fishing is done off the mouth of the Columbia River in the Pacific Ocean. The water is blue and wildlife is plenty, so bring your cameras or cell phones for lots of action. Halibut limits in Washington and Oregon are one fish per angler per day.
Halibut season for 2020 begins with an opener on Thursday, April 30th. Beginning Sunday May 3rd, we can fish every Sunday and Thursday to the end of May–longer if the quota hasn’t been met.
Call early as we expect a busy fishing season!
BEFORE: Plan to arrive at the Charter Office between 4:00 to 4:15 am and be on the vessels by 4:30 am.
DURING: Our average is about 25 to 40 pounds but we’ve been known to bring fish up to 189 pounds. We use heavy weights to get down to the fish, so bring your muscles!
We have deckhands aboard to bait and help you in catching your fish.
AFTER: All of your fish are kept on ice on our boats throughout your trip and left whole to ensure the quality and freshness of your fish.
When you return to the docks with your fish, the deckhand will take your fish up to be photographed.
We offer a fillet and vacuum-packing service on-site. You may take your fish home whole, filleted, vacuum-packed. Quick freeze and storage are available.