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Fishing in Alaska: Halibut

Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Fishing Destinations | Comments Off on Fishing in Alaska: Halibut

When it comes to saltwater fishing in Alaska, the ultimate catch is the Halibut. The world record for Halibut is 459 lbs – 0 oz, and was caught in Dutch Harbour, Alaska. The current sport fish record for Halibut in Alaska stands at 440 lbs.

Halibut fishing in Alaska is at its best during the summer months, but these massive fish appear around the Kenai Peninsula during the month of April and can be found in the area right up until October. Halibut are bottom feeding fish, and can be found at depths of between 50 and 500 feet in the waters around Alaska, depending on the location of the seabed.

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