Hi All. Rather new to the forum and just started fishing from my kayak. I began targeting halibut and have done nicely. First trip out of Tidelands paddled south of the bridge on the east edge of the channel, I managed to land two legal halibut - one 35 inches the other 27 inches. Provided plenty of nice eating for several weeks. My question though concerns the safety of eating fish out of the bay and how much per month would be considered safe if you must consume. I saw last night the postings near the Shelter Island launch about the heavy metal contamination of bay bass and to limit one's monthly consumption. I am not a bass eater so wondering about the halibut. I imagine the bass may be more of problem if they are resident in the bay. With the halibut, do they move into and out of the bay making them a bit safer for consumption? They are wonderful eating and I am conservative in keeping only a couple for monthly consumption but now worried about whether they are really worth keeping and eating. Maybe at my age beyond the breeding stage its not an issue but my kids, their friends and guests .... Sorry for the long post. Joe P.S. By the way, Rick from bestofbiggame is a terrific guy. He set me up with outstanding bounceball rigs and advice. First time out, two fish and both legal. Use large target bait!