Halibut (Summer Catch)

FREE FEDEX EXPRESS 1-DAY SHIPPING ON ORDERS 20-200 LBS. NATIONWIDE

NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PREORDER FROM MULTIPLE SEASONAL CATCHES, PLEASE PLACE THOSE ORDERS SEPARATELY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU'D LIKE BOTH THE SUMMER & SPRING CATCH, CREATE YOUR SUMMER ORDER THEN CHECK OUT & PAY. THEN SELECT YOUR SPRING SPECIES, CHECK OUT & PAY.

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.

Preorder Preorder Period:
Jan. 1 - Oct. 29, 2023

Shipping:
**NOTE** Starting with the Summer Catch 2023, we are now shipping FedEx Express 1-day nationwide direct from Alaska. Your seafood will ship to your doorstep  Nov. 6 & 7, 2023. It will arrive the next day. This page details shipping rates: 
https://salmonandsable.com/pages/shipping

Cut:
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.

Bones:
Halibut is naturally boneless!

Packaging:
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:

After commercial fishing Alaska's waters for 25 years, I am starting to focus more on turning out stunning fillets for your dinner table and less on sloshing around in my boat fishing. Although I am sometimes fishing, more often I am jumping on a friend's skiff to get their best fish before. The art and craft of turning out beautiful fillets is more and more where my heart is these days. I call it salmon craft.

When it comes to the white fish I sell, both species, halibut and sablefish, are sourced from friends in Kodiak and Southeast, Alaska. Although I commercially fished halibut for years in my youth, it's something I now leave to my tougher friends.

My smoked salmon comes from a dear friend in Southeast, Alaska who has smoked for me for years. This smoked salmon isn't available anywhere else and is out of this world.

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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