Halibut, or Holibut (Flat-Fish, Deep Sea Flounder, etc.): Caught on heavy tackle and fish bait in the North Pacific, the North Atlantic, and the Western Atlantic south to the fortieth parallel and north to Cumberland Gulf. Stragglers have been taken off Sandy Hook,3N. J., Block Island, N. Y., and Montauk Point, L. I., N. Y. On the Pacific coast it ranges from the Farallone Islands northward to Bering Straits. Is a cold-water species. Resembles the Summer Flounder (Plaice, Fluke) and the Common Flounder in form. Weighs up to four hundred pounds. The small specimens are called Chicken Halibut.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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