Can Halibut sapwn in June
I was fishing for Halibut in Homer this week end and caught a 25 pound Halibut that looked like it swallowed a 8 inch ball. When I filleted it, it had pure white flesh. The "ball" was a mass of clear, round balls that were sticky. The size was about 1/8th inch each. Was it a female that was ready to lay eggs? I did not see which part of the belly they came from. I have only seen eggs that were in skeins.
I have been told that halibut spawn in the dead of winter in the very deep water off the Alaskan shore.
I thought all halibut were cloned in a IPHC laboratory.
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It was not eggs, i cant remember what the bio told me when i asked the same question several years ago.
it is not all that uncommon to find them like that, we have caught a few every year (like 1-2)
seems the meat is always chauly white, but not mushy.