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Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

If you are still asking yourself why you have not caught a halibut while all of your fishing buddies have made the trip, stop the suffering and book a trip for halibut, pronto!

Halibut is a true fisherman's fish, a harvest so delicious and extraordinary to handle in person that it should be on your bucket list without a doubt.

The scenery isn't so bad either. The hardest part of halibut fishing is getting over the schools of fish that feed together across the upper Pacific and Atlantic oceans; in beautiful places off the coast of Alaska for example.

If you find them and give them some squid, salmon or herring to tear into, the second-hardest part of halibut fishing comes next: the retrieve.

Pacific halibut are the world's largest flatfish, reaching over 200 kilograms, so when they fight, they throw their weight against the rod so you have to muscle and drag a heavy, flat disk-like fish to the surface.

Don't be discouraged however, a boat full of anglers makes not only for great companionship while waiting to find halibut, but also great fish-landing support when you need a hand with your monster halibut!

Basic Info

Varieties: Atlantic halibut, California halibut, Pacific halibut

Scientific name: Hippoglossus

Size: length up to 300 cm

Weight: up to 400 kg

Lifespan: 35 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Atlantic, Pacific