Sport by Region
Alaskan sport fisheries information
Every Halibut Counts - a project initiated by charter captains to reduce mortality of halibut caught by anglers and released for personal or regulatory reasons
Area 2B sport fisheries information
Closed: IPHC Regulatory Area 2B (Canada) Pacific halibut sport fishery - The IPHC Regulatory Area 2B Pacific halibut sport fishery for 2017 is estimated to have harvested the allowed catch limit of 1,118,029 pounds by early September. As a result, the IPHC Regulatory Area 2B Pacific halibut sport fishery will close at the end of the day (23:59 PDT) Wednesday, 6 September 2017. This fishery will then be closed for the remainder of 2017.
An experimental licence program is available that provides an opportunity for recreational harvesters to retain Pacific halibut beyond this closure date under the British Columbia Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence by acquiring Pacific halibut quota from the commercial fishery.
Area 2A sport information
- Area 2A License Application (as required by sport charter operations)
An overview of the catches by area can be found in the IPHC table, Area 2A Sport Halibut Seasons at-a-glance.
For a more detailed look at the Washington State sport halibut catch, please visit the Washington State Sport Halibut Catch Updates page.
Detailed Oregon State information can be found at the ODFW site.
- see "Hot Topics" for a map with season dates and regulations