How to identify a California Halibut
This is the largest and most abundant flatfish within its normal range (south of San Francisco), growing to a weight of 60 lb. (27 kg) and a length of 5 ft. (1.97 m). Females grow larger, live longer, and are more numerous than males. Although is a member of the lefteye flounder family (Bothidae), it appears that nearly half of the population has both eyes on the right of the body. The sighted side of the fish is usually brownish and the blind side white.
Where to catch California Halibut
Occurs along the Pacific coast of North America from San Francisco, California, to Baja California, Mexico. There are scattered records of its occurrence as far north as the State of Washington. It is usually found on sandy bottoms in depths of 10 to 20 fathoms or less, though it may occasionally be found in depths up to 100 fathoms. The following list includes additional details on where to catch this fish: