Halibut, Pacific (Hippoglossus stenolepis)

Schmidt, 1904; PLEURONECTIDAE FAMILY; also called northern halibut, right halibut, alabato
Occurs in cold waters of the North Pacific from the Bering Sea south to about Santa Rosa Island, California, on the American side and to northern Japan (including the Okhotsk Sea) on the Asian side. The Pacific halibut is highly migratory. Tagging operations have shown that some adult specimens travel 2,000 miles or more, though others appear to remain near the spawning grounds. In northern areas large halibut can be found in relatively shallow waters, but in the warmer southern portions of their range... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
208.20 kg (459 lb 0 oz)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA
11-Jun-1996
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
32.74 kg (72 lb 3 oz)
Cook Inlet, Homer, Alaska, USA
11-Jul-1994
M-02 kg (4 lb)
40.37 kg (89 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
02-Aug-1994
M-03 kg (6 lb)
56.24 kg (124 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
06-Aug-1997
M-04 kg (8 lb)
110.67 kg (244 lb 0 oz)
Basket Bay, Chichagof Island, Alaska, USA
18-Aug-1988
M-06 kg (12 lb)
78.01 kg (172 lb 0 oz)
Langara Island, British Columbia, Canada
21-Jun-1992
M-08 kg (16 lb)
103.42 kg (228 lb 0 oz)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA
25-Jun-1999
M-10 kg (20 lb)
109.95 kg (242 lb 6 oz)
Funter Bay, Juneau, Alaska, USA
27-Jul-1988
M-15 kg (30 lb)
161.70 kg (356 lb 8 oz)
Castineau Channel, Juneau, Alaska, USA
08-Nov-1986
M-24 kg (50 lb)
156.03 kg (344 lb 0 oz)
Thomas Bay, Petersburg, Alaska, USA
13-Sep-1986
M-37 kg (80 lb)
187.33 kg (413 lb 0 oz)
Unalaska, Alaska, USA
06-Jul-2002
M-60 kg (130 lb)
208.20 kg (459 lb 0 oz)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA
11-Jun-1996
W-01 kg (2 lb)
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA
22-Aug-2003
W-02 kg (4 lb)
31.75 kg (70 lb 0 oz)
Yasha Island, Alaska, USA
25-Jul-1991
W-03 kg (6 lb)
39.91 kg (88 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA
01-Aug-1996
W-04 kg (8 lb)
55.79 kg (123 lb 0 oz)
Basket Bay, Chichagof Island, Alaska, USA
12-Aug-1988
W-06 kg (12 lb)
68.49 kg (151 lb 0 oz)
Marmot Bay, Alaska, USA
06-Aug-2002
W-08 kg (16 lb)
100.69 kg (222 lb 0 oz)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA
24-Jun-1998
W-10 kg (20 lb)
129.27 kg (285 lb 0 oz)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA
09-Aug-2000
W-15 kg (30 lb)
103.42 kg (228 lb 0 oz)
Gustavus, Glacier Bay, Alaska, USA
06-Sep-2012
W-24 kg (50 lb)
119.74 kg (264 lb 0 oz)
St. Lazaria Island, Sitka Sound, Alaska, USA
24-Aug-1986
W-37 kg (80 lb)
166.92 kg (368 lb 0 oz)
Gustavus, Alaska, USA
05-Jul-1991
W-60 kg (130 lb)
109.77 kg (242 lb 0 oz)
Dutch Harbor, Alaska, USA
28-Jun-1999
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.98 kg (11 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
01-Aug-1994
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
13.60 kg (30 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
07-Aug-1997
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
22.67 kg (50 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
29-Jul-2004
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
33.56 kg (74 lb 0 oz)
Port Armstrong, Alaska, USA
19-Jul-1990
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
33.56 kg (74 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
01-Aug-1997
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
46.23 kg (102 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
24-Jul-2004
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
62.60 kg (138 lb 0 oz)
Icy Bay, Alaska, USA
09-Jul-2008
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
6.35 kg (14 lb 0 oz)
Cook Inlet, Alaska, USA
03-Jul-2005
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
9.29 kg (20 lb 8 oz)
Kodiak Island, Alaska, USA
18-Aug-1999
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
7.85 kg (17 lb 5 oz)
Montague Island, Alaska, USA
18-Aug-1998
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
17.23 kg (38 lb 0 oz)
Kodiak, Alaska, USA
27-Jul-2002
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
48.03 kg (105 lb 14 oz)
Gulf of Alaska, Alaska, USA
25-Jul-2004
F-Smallfry
48.08 kg (106 lb 0 oz)
Tutka Bay, Homer, Alaska, USA
25-Jun-2005
M-Junior
56.25 kg (124 lb 0 oz)
Icy Bay, Alaska, USA
10-Jul-2008
M-Smallfry
54.43 kg (120 lb 0 oz)
Kuiu Island, Alaska, USA
13-Aug-2002