Pacific Halibut May – September
Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus Stenolepis) are in the flatfish family. Halibut are flattened laterally and swim sideways. The upper side is typically gray to brown, or nearly black. Virtually all halibut have both eyes on the right side. Left-eyed halibut are rare, typically the ratio is about 1 in 20,000. Alaska’s halibut are called “barndoors” for a reason, the largest sport-caught halibut tipped the scales at 455 pounds. It’s the experience many anglers dream of catching the largest flatfish in the world. Alaska halibut are some of the finest eating fish around.
Alaskan Pacific Halibut is both fun to catch and tasty!