Great Halibut Give Away

Whaler’s Cove Lodge: Home of the Original Great Halibut Giveaway!

We believe in conserving our resources and to prove it we introduced the Whaler’s Cove Lodge Great Halibut Giveaway in 2011. Twice a week we give away two trips to anglers that release the largest halibut (on guided vessels only).


Current federal halibut regulations require that any halibut caught on a guided vessel between the length of 38″ and 80″ must be released. This is an effort to leave the active breeding stock and retain only (the better eating up to 35lb average) halibut, while still allowing an angler to keep a trophy fish. The choice is yours if you happen to hook up a monster over 80″ (roughly 276 lbs).


Keep it for bragging rights, or release it for a chance at a free return package deal at Whaler’s Cove Lodge! Most weeks an angler that catches a halibut between 50″ and 80″ wins the giveaway! Winning anglers will receive a gift certificate for a free return trip (two for the price of one). See rules below.

This program runs all season long at Whaler’s Cove Lodge!

*Great Halibut Giveaway Rules

1. Halibut Giveaway partipants must be on a guided vessel the day of the release with a Whaler’s Cove Lodge captain to verify size of halibut.
2. Awards will match the trip days that the guest was visiting Whaler’s Cove Lodge. I.E. A guest on a 7 day full guided trip would be given a gift certificate for a trip for 2 (for the price on 1) on a 7 day trip. A guest on a 4 day full guided trip would win a trip for 2 (for the price of 1) on a 4 day trip.
3. Award trips must be used by the end of the scheduled season 2 years hence from award.
4. The value of award may be applied to groups or trips of longer duration at time of award.
5. The redemption of the award shall be at standard rates for the year the award is used.