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Land a Monster Halibut

By Waterfall Resort, Posted 12/20/2021

Have you ever dreamed of landing one of those monster Pacific halibut and be able to keep it to weigh on the dock, have pics taken and enjoy the meat (that is so hard to find in stores) for a long…. time?  Or maybe you simply want to keep that extra one you landed that’s beyond the daily limit?

We're pleased to announce that we're offering our popular Bonus Halibut Tag program early for the 2022 summer season.  It allows you to keep one additional halibut per tag—of any size. So how does the program work? Waterfall Resort buys commercial halibut quota through the State of Alaska. A Bonus Halibut Tag adds these extra benefits:

  • Keep one additional halibut per tag (State of Alaska charter limit is one halibut per day).
  • Bonus halibut may be of any size (State of Alaska charter limit restricts halibut size)
  • Each guest may purchase and use up to one Bonus Halibut Tag for each day of their trip.
  • Bonus Halibut Tags may be shared with any other guest on the same boat.
  • Bonus Halibut Tags not used one day roll over to the next day and remain valid for 2022 season until used.

As many of you know, tags sell out fast, so you may wish to add yours to your booking now. We'll also be running a waiting list to fill orders on a first-come, first-served basis as inventory allows. And by the way, the Waterfall halibut record to beat is 366.8 pounds.

The largest of the flatfish, Pacific halibut are bottom dwellers that thrive at depths to 3,600 feet and can grow to more than a quarter ton and lengths nearing the height of an elephant. Those who have pulled up some of the monsters have compared the feat to dragging up a wet carpet from the bottom of the ocean. Quite a feat! 

Last season, three guests made it into our 200-pound club, regular guest Dane Lucas, 1st time guests Hunter Aguilera and Michael Clow. Factoring in the culinary yield post fish processing, that's about 100 pounds worth of tasty fillets for the freezer!

Let's go fishing!