Bellingham based halibut anglers will have lots of places to fish for halibut this year. Early reports indicate there’s lots of halibut on the inside waters, all the way to Campbell River B.C. While the inside halibut fishery is limited in days to fish, I still suggest trying some new areas. This map of Waldron Island shows a couple areas that have produced halibut in years past and should put some fish on the hook this year. Remember, halibut put their eyes into the current, waiting for bait to come along, so choose your spot accordingly.
Position your boat, either anchoring or drifting, to fish downhill. If drifting, start on the uphill side and drift downhill, or deeper. When anchoring choose the top of the bank or ridge or the bottom of it for best results.