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Atlantic Halibut
Species Facts

Science Name: Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Other Names: common halibut, chicken halibut (small ones), giant halibut, right-eyed flounder
Ideal Temp: 40 to 50
World Record: 355 lbs. 6 ounces, Norway
Environment: offshore
Techniques: deep-jigging, trolling, downriggers
Range: Atlantic Ocean

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Jerome Fraser | Posted: June 19, 2004

When I fished halibut it always seemed that the best halibut fishing was from 10:00am on, early morning wasn't so good!