- Primarily shallow water fishing applies: shore fishing, trolling, or drift fishing. The basic idea is to get your lure/bait down on the sandy bottom and keep it moving.
- Halibut feed most actively during moving current, especially incoming tide. Best fishing is 2-3 hours before high tide.
- Halibut move in schools, so if one is hooked, most likely there are more in the same spot.
- For shore fishing: Constantly cast and retrieve slowly (to keep your lure/bait moving).
For trolling: Work the surf line in 20 foot water or less. When trolling with a deep diving lure, attach it to a good snap swivel and slowly troll it out about 50 feet behind your boat.
For drift fishing: This means fishing from a drifting boat over productive terrain (e.g. reefs and drop offs).