Halibut, Pacific



Hippoglossus stenolepis




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  • Bag Limit 1

  • Gear 1 Line 2 Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Finfish (in CA) Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from November 1st, 2019 to April 30th, 2020
    from November 1st, 2020 to April 30th, 2021

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size.
    The 2019 recreational Pacific halibut fishery is scheduled to be open May 1 and remain open until October 31, or until the quota has been reached, whichever is earlier.
    For up-to-date groundfish and Pacific halibut regulation information, call the CDFW Groundfish Hotline at 1-831-649-2801 or visit CA Fish & Wildlife Pacific Halibut Webpage
    When angling, no more than one line with two hooks attached may be used.
    A harpoon, gaff, or net may be used to assist in taking a Pacific halibut that has been legally caught by angling. See Section 28.95 for additional restrictions on the use of harpoons.
    When filleting on a vessel, each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of skin. The fillets may be of any size.

For a list of official country and state regulations, visit here