Current Regulations for Charter Halibut Anglers

Area 3A (South-central Alaska)

Halibut Regulations for 2023

  • Two fish daily bag limit: Charter vessel anglers may catch and retain two halibut per day.
  • Charter vessel anglers may keep one fish of any size per day and one fish that is no more than 26 inches in length.
  • This annual limit does not apply to halibut caught as GAF
  • Charter vessel anglers may not catch and retain halibut (except GAF) on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

What are GAF Permits?

  • Guided Angler Fish (GAF) Charter vessel operators who choose to participate in the GAF program may offer their clients the opportunity to harvest up to two halibut of any size per day.
  • GAF may also be used to exceed the 4-fish annual limit and to charter fish on Wednesdays in Area 3A.

We have GAF Permits **

Deep Creek Fishing Club purchases GAF permits every year which means that you can catch more halibut than the annual bag limit of 4 at an additional cost. You are still limited to 2 per day.

This means that you have the opportunity to catch :

  • two (2) halibut of any size per day
  • two (2) halibut of any size on closed Wednesdays and Tuesdays.
What Does Purchasing GAF allow you?
Limits No GAF With GAF
Per Day 2 fish: 1 any size,  second 26” or less 2 any size
Annual Limit 4 per year No annual limit
Cost No additional cost Additional cost per fish