The first halibut on my charter boat the Diamond Cape this summer was a 64-pounder caught by Liz from West Virginia on May 6, 2023. It put up a good fight. She chased it around the back of the boat for a good 20 minutes before it came to the surface, saw the boat, and took a dive back to the bottom. After another long fight, the beast finally hit the back deck on a cool spring morning in Lower Cook Inlet.
Early season halibut fishing is off to a good start this year in Homer, Alaska. If you’re looking to book a trip, there are still seats available in May with Homer Ocean Charters.