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Sports & Recreation Fishing

Island Halibut Fisherman

by (author) Robert H. Jones

with Larry E. Stefanyk

Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd.
Initial publish date
May 2007
Fishing, Fish, Marine Life
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2007
    List Price

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Halibut fishing is steadily growing in popularity yet, until now, few books have been available on the subject. Expert anglers Robert H. Jones and Larry E. Stefanyk tell readers everything they need to know to land the big one and get the most from fishing the west coast of British Columbia in Island Halibut Fisherman.

The authors are experienced in all facets of halibut fishing and have drawn on the knowledge of professional Vancouver Island guides to provide invaluable "how to" and "where to" tips. Hundreds of photographs, illustrations and maps accompany topics such as halibut biology, tackle, bait, lures, tactics and processing.

Twenty great halibut destinations are covered in detail, including Bamfield, Port Hardy, Clayoquot Sound, Port Refrew, Telegraph Cove and Victoria. Over 660 place names are accompanied by their longitude and latitude for easy reference on a marine chart or for programming a Global Positioning System.

With advice on everything from trolling, bottom bouncing, drift-jigging to fighting, releasing, landing and handling halibut, no tackle box is complete without Island Halibut Fisherman.

About the authors

Robert H. Jones is an award-winning outdoor writer whose articles and columns appear across the continent, in magazines such as BC Outdoors, Sentier Chasse Peche, Western Outdoors, Ontario Out of Doors and Canadian Fishing Annual.

Robert H. Jones is a writer and editor of Island Fisherman magazine, editor for FFC Publications, and a contributor to several regional, national and international publications. A past president and life member of the Outdoor Writers of Canada, he is also an active member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, and The Writers' Union of Canada. He fishes all over the world, but lives in Courtenay, BC, where he ties flies, builds rods and designs lures.

Robert H. Jones' profile page

Larry E. Stefanyk lives in Campbell River and is the
founding publisher of Island Fisherman magazine.

Larry E. Stefanyk's profile page