Offering the chance to take home the Trophy Halibut GAF permits are required to retain and fish over the normal charter angler slot limit. Charter Clients limits for halibut are any size up to 38" or over 80" Guided Angler Fish Permit or "GAF" Allows a Charter Client to retain a normal charter slot sized fish as well as a fish of any size. "Trophy" All anglers must pre repurchase these permits as early as possible due to limited supply. If this is something you are interested in please email me as so as possible.
Sport Fishing for Halibut under the Guided Angler Fish "GAF" (GAF) ProgramEffective January 13, 2014 the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (CSP) authorizes annual transfers of commercial halibut IFQ as guided angler fish (GAF) to charter halibut permit holders for harvest in the charter halibut fishery. GAF offers charter halibut permit holders in Area 2C or Area 3A an opportunity to lease a limited amount of IFQ from commercial quota share (QS) holders to allow charter clients to harvest halibut in addition to, or instead of, the halibut harvested under the daily bag limit for charter anglers. Charter anglers using GAF are subject to the harvest limits in place for unguided sport anglers in that area. Currently, there is a two-fish of any size daily bag limit for unguided sport anglers in Areas 2C and 3A. GAF harvested in the charter halibut fishery will be accounted for as commercial halibut IFQ harvest.