Alaska Halibut Fact Sheet

Lodge guest Russ Andrus lands a tasty Alaskan halibut

Names Common Name: Halibut Scientific Name: Hippoglossus stenolepis Other Names: Butts, Chickens (little ones), Turkeys (bigger than little ones), Barn doors (big ones) Halibut Description Color & Markings: Their upper side ranges in color from mottled blue-gray to olive green-brown depending on the color of the ocean floor where they live. The bottom side of the fish is white. Size: 1-8ft long and 5-500lbs. Alaska’s Record sport-caught halibut was 459lbs. Distinguishing [Read More]

Jigging for Alaskan Halibut

Chris Brewer fishing for Alaskan halibut

by Chris Brewer Alaska halibut fishing is the #1 offshore sport fishery in the state and with good reason: The fishing is fun, the meat is tasty and versatile, and the sights are spectacular (especially on a sunny day in Southeast Alaska). While you can catch halibut in pretty much any part of the ocean along the coast, Alaska’s Boardwalk Lodge offers exceptional saltwater fishing trips among the protected waters of Alaska's Inside Passage. Boardwalk's saltwater skippers know where the [Read More]