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dapainter
04-06-2008, 08:36 AM
Never caught one, me and my Dad are heading out next week and I need to know how to clean and size "REGS".THANKS ;)

keciga1
04-06-2008, 09:11 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLyrV3jQTQE

Toxic_Waste
04-06-2008, 11:04 AM
That was interesting, as I have also wondered how to clean and fillet halibut. All I have ever caught in the way of flatfish is sand dabs and one starry flounder. (Those are really pretty fish...will attach a photo)

I was wondering, though...in the California regs, I am not sure if you are allowed to fillet halibut until after you come in off the water. That really sucks...if there is no on-shore fish-cleaning station provided, then I have to go home with more carcass than meat? And if I try to use it for crab bait, I am betting I will be breaking the law. I know there was a discussion about that regarding rockfish carcasses.

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/9706/starryfloundersc1.th.jpg (http://img230.imageshack.us/my.php?image=starryfloundersc1.jpg)

Luke
04-06-2008, 04:09 PM
Never caught one, me and my Dad are heading out next week and I need to know how to clean and size "REGS".THANKS ;)
The size regs will be found in your Saltwater Fishing Regulations booklet.

sethonious
04-09-2008, 12:21 PM
Currently you are allowed to clean CA halibut at sea. HOWEVER you must bring them ashore with skin intact, and entire fillet in tact (do not cut portions). The minimum fillet length is 16.75" So if you have a hog it might be fine to fillet it at sea, but if you have a 22 or 23" chicken it might be kind of tough to fillet it while the boat is rolling, with head and tail included that is only a 5.25" margin of error...

Remember DFG can change the rule with little notice so pull a "boyscout" and check before you go.

Toxic_Waste
04-09-2008, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the info, sethonious. I just hope I am lucky enough to have a halibut to fillet this year!

danhood
04-10-2008, 01:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLyrV3jQTQE
Boy if that video doesn't prove the need of a really good sharp knife nothing will

moace132
04-10-2008, 04:41 AM
Never caught one, me and my Dad are heading out next week and I need to know how to clean and size "REGS".THANKS ;)
Hay whats up with you when you get that butt call me i"ll clean it for you
thought we were going out still got that seat for you and your dad here in oakland i have one more week of ot then i"m free pm me.

dapainter
04-10-2008, 07:04 AM
Hay whats up with you when you get that butt call me i"ll clean it for you
thought we were going out *still got that seat for you and your dad here in oakland i have one more week of ot then i"m free pm me. [highlight]

Check your pms * Ill call you friday or tonight I might be workin sat.