Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $95 for a 12-hour halibut fishing trip for one (a $190 value)
- $180 for a 12-hour halibut fishing trip for two (a $380 value)
Anglers join a family-sized charter and venture up to 32 miles offshore, where they hook up to halibut under the guides’ instruction. Experienced anglers are welcome to target black cod. Tackle and coffee is included; guests should bring their own food. Charters begin when halibut season opens in May, departing at 6 a.m. by reservation.
Captain's Reel Deep Sea Fishing
The fishermen could carry their bounties off in coolers, but by the time the boat reaches the marina, each angler stands clutching a fat salmon for all bystanders on the dock to see. After posing for photos and recounting the battle with the day's largest catch, the anglers drop by the on-site cleaning shop to have their hauls filleted, packed, and readied to take home.
Barbara and Jerry Powell—a third-generation fisherman with more than 50 years of experience—charter ocean adventures like these year round to fishing destinations such as the inner reefs of Yaquina Bay. Aboard USCG-inspected and certified boats, the Powells' team outfits anglers with well-maintained equipment to hook deep-sea creatures such as halibut, shark, and Aquaman. Alternatively, captains take parties into tidal waters to catch bay crabs, or journey out toward open waters on whale-watching cruises.
The crew at Captain's Reel Deep Sea Fishing recommends guests check out the trip-preparation and FAQ pages before they head out. Guides can also furnish one-day licenses to those who lack the proper documents.