View Full Version : Halibut / how / where for a rookie?

09-30-2006, 09:02 AM
Hello all,

I live in Virginia Beach and do quite a bit of salt water fishing from my boat in both the cheasapeake bay and atlantic ocean. I have a USCG masters license.

I visit Victoria often and I'd like to know if it's possible to rent a small boat locally and catch halibut. I have no desire to catch a monster, just nice table fare. Of course, if there are salmon available they'd be great too.

I visited a local tackle shop once and they indicated that halibut are in the straight just offshore a few miles. Is this accurate? When would be the best time of year? Where can I rent a boat? etc etc??

Many many thanks in advance.