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Pacific Halibut
Species Facts

Science Name: Hippoglossus stenolepis
Other Names: giant halibut, barndoor, hali
Ideal Temp: 36 to 46
World Record: 495 lbs. Alaska
Environment: offshore
Techniques: deep jigging, trolling, downrigger

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keller | Posted: April 8, 2004

Bounce live smelt or sardines on bottom. Especially along ledges or slopes in bottom depth. Use 5-8 in. baits.