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halibut, pacific
(Hippoglossus stenolepis)


Schmidt, 1904; PLEURONECTIDAE FAMILY; also called northern halibut, right halibut, alabato Occurs in cold waters of the North Pacific from the Bering Sea south to about Santa Rosa Island, California, on the American side and to northern Japan (including the Okhotsk Sea) on the Asian side. The Pacific halibut is highly migratory. Tagging operations have shown that some adult specimens travel 2,000 miles or more, though others appear to remain near the spawning grounds. In northern areas large halibut can be found in relatively shallow waters, but in the warmer southern portions of their range...Read More

All-Tackle Records
WeightLocationCatch DateAngler 
208.2 kg (459 lb 0 oz)Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA11-Jun-1996Jack TragisRecord Details