Cook Inlet, Alaska Halibut Fishing

Keyos brothers know how to ‘get it done’!


Levi and Hunter Keogh with a nice halibut from Cook Inlet.

Chances are if you’ve fished for halibut in Cook Inlet, you likely know Levi and Hunter Keogh. This dynamic duo grew up fishing this world renown halibut water and they know every inch of the bottom like a kid knows his own backyard. Levi has been the salt water captain of his family’s operation for many years and for most of them he has been accompanied by his more than capable deckhand and younger brother, Hunter. Together they give their boat much more of a family feel, a sense of pride and humble confidence that makes fishing with the Keogh brothers a very memorable and rewarding experience. Both are always extremely helpful, polite and positive thinkers and above all, with thousands of hours together on the Inlet under every condition imaginable, these brothers are safe.

I am often asked about the differences in fishing halibut from Seward, Homer or Cook Inlet. In years past, anglers venturing outside of Cook Inlet into the Gulf of Alaska from Homer and from Prince William Sound in Seward were doing so to access more remote and therefore less fished areas. This tactic yielded bigger fish on average yet the boat ride to the fishing grounds was up to two hours each way. With studies showing the overall halibut biomass to be large and healthy but the average size of the fish to be smaller, it hardly makes sense to go beyond Cook Inlet to fish for halibut. A recent NPFMC ruling also kept the Southcentral halibut limit at two making fishing for halibut from Cook Inlet a great choice for those looking to take home some of the finest eating Alaska game fish available.

We hope you choose to fish for halibut on your next Alaska adventure and we will be more than happy to secure your seats with Keyos. Fishing with Levi and Hunter is always a safe, productive and overall enjoyable experience and this is why we look forward to sending our guests with them for years to come.