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Do You Have What it Takes ... Halibut Fishing
by Staff
Pacific halibut sport fishing is a cottage industry in Alaska, and a one-day charter could net you a prize winning 200-pound behemouth if you're lucky. We've put together a list of questions that will help you angle your way to enough halibut steak to fill your freezer and then some.

While you're out fishing for halibut, what other types of ocean life are you likely to see?

  • aligators, pelicans and sunfish
  • sea otters, puffins and whales
  • marlin, squid and jellyfish

About how much can you expect an average Alaskan halibut to weigh?

  • 12 pounds
  • 40 pounds
  • 20 pounds

Halibut is a variety of what type of fish?

  • tang
  • grouper
  • flounder

Why is a halibut's body dark on top and light on the bottom?

  • to attract a mate
  • to evade predators
  • to attract prey
  • all of the above

What's the record for the largest Alaskan halibut?

  • 495 pounds
  • 400 pounds
  • 564 pounds
  • 350 pounds

What's the oldest halibut on record?

  • 10 years old
  • 8 years old
  • 25 years old
  • 42 years old

What's the top bait for halibut fishing?

  • salmon and crab
  • octopus and herring
  • dolphin and bonito
  • salmon, crab, octopus and herring

What is the halibut's main predator in Alaskan waters?

  • sperm whales
  • seals and killer whales
  • humpback whales