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01-22-2004, 11:27 PM
We all know that summer flounder is a "left handed flounder" and winter flounder are a "right handed flounder" A left handed flounder has the brown color on the left side when you hold the fish away from you. A right handed flounder has the color on the right side when the flounder faces away from you. Sometimes summer flounder will be almost brown on both sides, like this one I caught at the Old Grounds a couple years back. http://www.vetcraftsportfishing.com/pictures/vetcraft18.jpg
Now who knows whether a halibut is a right handed or left handed fish?
01-23-2004, 12:37 AM
That's a unique fluke for sure. I caught a 14.5 incher that was totally brown on both sides except for a small potion of it's tail at Mcries a couple years back. Man it was tough to let that one go becasue i sware it felt like the meat on both sides were just as thick, not like a regular fluke where the brown side meat is allways a little thicker than the white side. I told the little guy to come back in a couple years when I let him go. Never did catch him again :D
I beleive a Halibut is opposite from a Fluke, they lay on their left side, meaning the brown is on the right side if you were holding it with the eyes away from you. I dream of going to Alaska some day to fish for the Daddy of all Fluke, the mighty Halibut.
Oh, I was just watching Roland Martin fishing for them on OLN last week. They got into em up to 250 lbs. They were using jigs, like we'd use for Tuna, looked like the big Spro's. They were tipping them with a fillet of Herring.
[ 01-22-2004, 10:50 PM: Message edited by: CaptG ]
01-23-2004, 03:32 AM
Another Fish on
01-23-2004, 08:53 AM
Did it taste like a turkey :confused: dark meat :D :D
Fly Ty R
01-23-2004, 10:28 AM
There are halibut around, just not too many this far south in the Atlantic. It looks like you caught a fluke, just a genetic mutant. The white head gives it away. It reached adulthood like other normal fluke, just with the colors and eyes on the wrong side. No biggie.
01-23-2004, 12:07 PM
Going to Alaska in July for the "barn doors". Year number 5 in row. I just can't stop. Every year I say this will be the last but I can't see not going. Everyone should go at least once.
01-26-2004, 03:54 PM
Hey Harv what I want to know is who is the goofy guy in the boat behind you.
01-26-2004, 06:15 PM
You must be referring to the fellow to the right who is my good friend and fine Gentlemen. Mr.Stanley, who makes me great gin and tonics after fishing! :D
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