Halibut (Winter Catch)

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Whether you already love halibut, or have tried it and weren't too keen, you need to try mine. Here's the reason, small halibut taste so much better than larger ones that they may as well be a different species. I only keep the smaller fish (15-30 lbs.). The vast majority of halibut sold around the world is from larger fish. Not only are the small ones more delicious, they are also a more sustainable size to catch. If you've had halibut elsewhere, chances are it was from a big fish, which means dry and tough. My little, sustainable halibut are moist and sweet and can't be beat.

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Jan. 1, 2021 - March 7, 2021

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I offer halibut in portions only. Portions are about 1 lb. each, but as small as 0.75 lbs. or as large as 2 lbs. each. I remove the skin for your convenience.

Halibut is naturally boneless!

My halibut are vac sealed in heavy 4 or 5 mil bags. Your fresh-frozen seafood will keep in your freezer in pristine condition for at least 8 months.

Who, Where, when, & How:

  1. Who Caught It? 
    Until I can save my pennies and nickels for halibut IFQ (the permit that allows me to fish this species), I will continue to procure my halibut from my good friend in southeast Alaska and Kodiak.
  2. Where Was it Caught?
    Kodiak, Alaska or Southeast, Alaska.
  3. When is this Species Caught?
    Halibut fishing is open March through November most years. 
  4. How was this Caught?
    Halibut is caught by hook and line. 

A thing or two about halibut:

  • Baby halibut swim vertically in the water column with one eye on each side of their head. As they mature, they settle to the bottom and one eye migrates to the other side of their head. This is called orbital migration. As adults they rest flat on the bottom with both eyes on the top.
  • Nearly all halibut have both eyes on the right-hand side of the fish. About 1 in every 20,000 halibut has its eyes on the left side. I got one once and in my overworked delirium, I stopped and stared at it for about 5 minutes before I could proceed with filleting. We call them left handed halibut.


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