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Halibut in Washington/BC



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Jun 27, 2022
Is it realistic to freedive for halibut in Southern BC/Washington? As in could an intermediate freediver be able to get a smaller one (10-20lbs) at least every few years?
Assuming you're targeting them when they come in shallower in the spring-summer, what depths would be necessary to dive to? And is it possible from a shore dive or is a boat necessary?
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Jul 14, 2005
I've not heard of halibut around Washington state (where I once lived) or BC, which I visited several times. But I didn't spearfish back then.

I think the well known Dan Mann youtube videos were shot off Norway(??). All of mainland USA is apparently south of UK/England. And UK is south of Norway. So you may need to go quite a bit further north? :(

Also, are halibut found in Pacific? They are in the Atlantic but much less so than in the past. So you may also need to go much further east too. :(

Not sure though. Locals can probably provide better info. Good luck . ;)
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