Halibut Fishing Bait
Crafting the Best Bait for Halibut
Halibut are large, bottom feeding flatfish living in the northern regions of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Overfishing on the eastern coast has decreased the east coast population and most halibut eaten in the United States is from the northern Pacific coast. Halibut sport fishing is wildly popular in Alaska, where sport fishing is a primary element in the tourism industry. Halibut find their food using smell, sight and taste. A halibut’s natural diet consists of crustaceans and smaller fish. Herring and octopus are among the most common halibut meals.
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Try dropping the Atom Atomic Bullet with cut bait and bouncing the halibut bait to send out the scent and vibrations known to attract halibut. Chumming the water with salmon heads or other cut bait is a great method to make halibut more active and more likely to hit your halibut lure. Big halibut baits and heavy jig heads are perfect for snagging the giant bottom feeders. Tie on Kalin’s 10” Big’N Grub with a lead head jig for halibut success. Uncle Josh’s new Saltwater Meat Belly Strips perfectly complement a large saltwater jig for a rig halibut can’t resist.