(Paralichthys californicus)

Season: Typically May through September

Legal Limit: 3 fish


22″min- 36″+


5lb- 35lb+

Fishing style/Depth

Slow trolling, Drifting live bait or jigging


California halibut hide by burying themselves up to their eyes in the sandy seafloor. Although they seem to be a lazy fish, they’re quite active and very strong fighters for their size. California halibut grow much smaller than their pacific halibut relative, only achieving a maximum weight around 50lbs. We fish for California halibut inside the protected waters of Tomales bay during the spring and occasionally in the ocean waters starting mid to late July when the ocean water approaches 60 degrees. These trips will often be on the Sea-Queen. If your interested in targeting very illusive pacific halibut offshore reach out to us and we can do so after targeting offshore rockfish in the late spring and early summer.