It could be you have been working too hard these days and could use a holiday. This is unfortunately a common situation to find oneself to be in. So don’t feel alone. What we all need to do is get away, far away, way up north to Alaska, with a fishing rod in our hands. That is sure to refresh us and make us more productive when we return, that is if we ever decide to.

Picture the peaceful breath-taking scenery that will surround you as you hunt for one of the most impressive predators in the water. One that can rip line off your reel, and lets not forget about how delicious they are. We are most certainly talking about the Halibut.

This is it, the fishing experience of a lifetime. If fishing trips were an NBA season, this would be the Playoffs, it is a whole different ball game. Like any activity, you cannott come into it unprepared with your opponent not scouted. You have to analyze the tapes, know your objectives, and prepare the logistics ahead of schedule. Here are a few tips on what you need to get started and be successful. Your adventure awaits so prepare for all contingencies!

The primary factor to settle on is where in Alaska you plan to obtain your fishing experience. Halibut can be found all alongside the Alaskan Coast, from the Aleutian Islands to Anchorage. Some locations are superior than others with regards to halibut fishing. Halibut fishing hotspots may include Kodiak Island, Seward and Valdez.

Fishing charters are also an excellent means of making your trip easier. Fishing charters supply services to the typical angler, some even suiting themselves to specific fishing trips, in our case, the pursuit of Alaskan halibut. These charters will no doubt provide you with the needed gear and bait you will need for a prosperous catch. Upon making reservations for a fishing charter do remember to ask questions regarding these sorts of services.

You can not go fishing without a strong fishing rod. Generally, for Alaskan halibut fishing, anglers use a short, heavy action rod, about 5-6 feet in length. The size of the halibut negates the positive aspects of a longer rod, as most likely you will be suffering to reel such a beast in. A long rod is quite susceptible to snapping, as the halibut is a rather strong fish and not in any way simple to catch. A large capacity saltwater reel is another important piece of equipment. As for the line, most people fish with 60 to 120 pound Dacron line.

Fish are not exactly stupid; they will not bite at hooks without the requisite bait to tempt them. Herring is currently the traditional bait utilized in halibut fishing. Eight to ten inch herring should be enough. A standard rule of thumb is the larger the bait, the larger the halibut. Other kinds of bait, like squid, pieces of other fish like cod, will do just as well.

Lastly, don't forget to enjoy yourself, and to go fishing with a pal or your son, if you’re a father. Here is hoping that this article helps you get commenced on your grand adventure.

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Author's Bio: 

Those days spent fishing are not deducted from your life says Art Windmeyer.