Halibut Fishing in Westport, Washington

Halibut Fishing in Westport, Washington
Halibut fishing is a physical and demanding challenge. Reeling in a 100-pound halibut from the icy depths around Westport, Washington, is a workout for the arms and torso. Halibut is a main species in Washington's commercial fishing industry and a popular sport fish for the recreational angler. Charters and guide services can help find the bottom-fish.

Westport Charters

Westport Charters offers guided halibut trips into the waters of the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands. Westport Charters provides guides, boat service, hot coffee, use of foul-weather gear, fishing tackle and gear, and filet and bagging on trips. You must have a valid Washington fishing license, which can be purchased online at the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife's website or at local sporting goods stores in Westport. There are shipping and smoking services for your catch at the docks in Westport. Look for orcas and sea lions during trips.

Westport Charters
2411 Westhaven Drive
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-0900
westportcharters.com

Advantage Charters

Advantage Charters offers halibut charters, in addition to other sport fish trips. Halibut charters go to the waters of the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands. Be prepared for rough seas, as trips may head out as far as 30 miles from the harbor. Fishing gear and tackle, boat service, guides, and filet and bagging are provided. Bring rain gear, rubber boots, a camera, lunch and snacks, beverages and any motion sickness meds you may need. Watch for marine life and seabirds during charters. All guest must have a valid fishing license.

Advantage Charters
On Float 12
P.O. Box 1991
Westport, WA 98595
360-648-2277
AdvantageCharters.com

Angler Charters

Angler Charters brings anglers into the icy and deep waters of the Olympic Peninsula. All guests must have a valid fishing licenses (you can purchase online or at local sports stores in Westport, or through Angler Charters). Fishing gear and tackle, guides, boat service, filet and bagging and use of foul-weather gear come with charters. Bring your own lunches and drinks, extra layers for cold weather, rubber boots, camera and any motion sickness meds you might need. Angler Charters has a small bait and tackle shop if you wish to bring your own gear or forgot something you needed.

Angler Charters
2401 Westhaven Drive
P.O. Box 1126
Westport, WA 98595
360-268-1030
AnglerCharters.net

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.

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