Winter King Salmon

Winter King Salmon One my top questions that I receive on the boat every year (other than ‘how deep is the water’) is ‘do You live in Alaska year round?’ The answer is simple but is always met with a bit of shock and wonder! The answer is “Yes,” which is then followed by “well, what do you do all…

100 Pound Day

100 Pound Day What a wonderful day fishing! Several fish over 100 pounds and a great average weight on the others. Hopefully we’ll have a bunch more days like this, beautiful, sunny, calm, and great fish!

Beautiful Day and Great Fish!

Beautiful Day and Great Fish! Today was a great day of halibut fishing! We had a good load overall including twin 77 pound halibut caught by a couple fishing on Bear Force I with Captain Rob Hyslip. The weather turned out to be beautiful today despite some pessimistic weather forecasts by NOAA. The fishers said, “It was a great experience!”…

50 Pound King Salmon

50 Pound King Salmon We brought in a 50 pound king salmon today! Wow, what a great fish! Another beautiful sunny day in Homer, this year is turning out to be an excellent year

252 Pound Halibut

252 Pound Halibut July 4th a 252 pound halibut was caught fishing on Bear Force I. It is currently first place in the July Derby!

Nevada Woman Takes Lead in Homer Halibut Derby

Nevada Woman Takes Lead in Homer Halibut Derby Nevada angler Cheryl Goeke landed a 250.6-pound halibut Thursday to grab the top spot in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Goeke’s fish, caught with captain Jim Craddock of Big Bear Halibut Charters, edged former derby leader Staff Sgt. Jesus Torres of Elmendorf Air Force Base by 2.6 pounds. Torres had held the…

Jody Hyslip Wins Women’s Derby for June

Jody Hyslip Wins Women’s Derby for June Last week, Arizona angler Jody Hyslip pulled in a 159-pounder to grab the lead in June’s Lady Angler category, which earns the victor $1,000.Read more:

Tegan and the Mermaid

Tegan And The Mermaid – To Fish a Mermaid

Many of you may have seen or heard the story in the news paper, the Tonight Show, or on Yahoo News about the little six year old girl “Tegan” on one of our boats this last week that was fishing for a mermaid. While she didn’t catch a mermaid she did catch a 138 pound halibut, large enough to lead the women’s division of the Homer Halibut Derby. Not bad for a 40 pound girl. There were many positive responses to the story as well as some negative ones. Most of the negative responses were involving the shooting of the big halibut before bringing it onboard. Unfortunately the news paper reported that the halibut was shot with a sawed off shot gun, rather than a stubby store bought model. I think the real problem is that most people don’t understand the reason behind shooting big halibut before bringing them on board. And that lack of understanding fuels their comments. Why do charter boat captains shoot big halibut anyway?

Welcome to our new Big Bear Blog

Welcome to our new Blog! We will be using this blog to keep our fishing friends updated on the fishing and general Big Bear Halibut Charter News. If you have any questions that you would like to see answered in our blog feel free to contact us using the contact form, just make sure to let us know you want…