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Fluke vs. California Halibut

post #1 of 13
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So whats the difference besides the name....

Looks like the same fish to me...

Probably taste the same...

Any thoughts?
post #2 of 13
halibut can comonly be taken in the ten pound plus range while fluke is many in the 2 to 5 pound range. halibut gets a lot bigger to somewhere like 90 pounds while fluke only gets to 30 pounds.
post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by bluefish1928thing View Post
halibut can comonly be taken in the ten pound plus range while fluke is many in the 2 to 5 pound range. halibut gets a lot bigger to somewhere like 90 pounds while fluke only gets to 30 pounds.


are you sure fluke get to 30 lbs? i hear 24 lbers are world records....
post #4 of 13
Besides being two different species California Halibut put up quite alot of fight compared to fluke.
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Fluke Jr View Post
are you sure fluke get to 30 lbs? i hear 24 lbers are world records....

the books size is always bigger than world record, that is what most books say up to 30 pounds, even though the world record ius 24 pounds.
post #6 of 13
California halibut are really a flounder, just like Fluke. They are distantly related to PAcific Halibut, but are more closely related to Fluke. There aer differnce in appearance that you can see on good pictures. California Halibut are a little more oval-shaped. Fluke are a little more "round" shaped. California halibuts scales arevery small -almost invisible to the naked eye. California halibtu have different spot patterns and differnt colors - they range from darl brown to almost a light chocolate milk color.







In addition to those differences, California Halibut reach weights of over 70 lbs! The California rod and reel record is 59lbs. I regularly catch specimens in the 25-25 lbs range.















post #7 of 13
Heres my one and only Cali halibut caught in the sea of cortez baja Mexico



what a fight especially with a Seal chasing it around







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post #9 of 13
hey fishermannh nice fish! but if you poked that any closer to the camera we would change places

those califorinan flukes look really nice.. they look tasty too! and look like they could put their shoulders into a good fight... I'd love to feed a bucktail to one of those guys!
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by Fluke Jr View Post
are you sure fluke get to 30 lbs? i hear 24 lbers are world records....

thats with hook and line, net caught probobly get much bigger
post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by HunkaBunka14 View Post
thats with hook and line, net caught probobly get much bigger


supposedly the 24 lber was caught with a hook, line and sinker, well in this case braided line and bucktail jig....anyway it was a joke, but i need visual evidence or atleast a testimonial from a worker on a dragger of a 30 lb fluke being caught, just cant imagine it
post #12 of 13
35, 45, and 52 pounds at santa rosa
525
525
post #13 of 13
We call them saddle blankets in Texas, but they are babies compared to the ones that you caught.
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