Big diamond turbot

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  1. Mike maio

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    Coop caught a nice sized turbot. Probably should have kept it but we let it go. Anyone eaten one of these? Also caught a sportier bat ray and short Halibut today.

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    I’m pretty sure that is a halibut
     
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    turbot have tiny mouths and a diamond shape body. I’ve heard they are good.

    Nice Halibut! :emoji_ok_hand:
     
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    It doesn't look quite like a halibut though unless it's mutated.
     
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    Is your sand spike in a hole in the concrete? It’s really throwing me off lol
     
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    the first pic is a Halibut.

    Mike maio any chance you got a pic of the ‘big turbot’?
     
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    The first picture is most definitely NOT a California halibut .

    Look at those beautiful blue markings on that fish!
     
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    Blue markings?

    Am I missing a pic? I see a Halibut and a ray.

    If it’s not a Halibut big bird, what is it? It’s not a turbot...
     
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    Hmm theres spotting on that puppy, wtf?? And look at the tail? Lol interracial flatfish evidence
     
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    All if not majority Halibut have those spots.

    If you really want to compare. Look at the difference in their heads and body shape.
     
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    Did you lip it?
     
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    #13 Ram-Rod, May 10, 2018
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    It’s a California halibut fo sho
     
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    It doesn't look like a hali to me, and I see the blue spots. No lateral line either. Biggest difference I see is that stubby tail. My bud sent me something last week that people are catching something midsize like that, and he thought it was a sailfin sole. I tried googling that and found nothing though.
     
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    Diamond turbot is a right eyed flatfish while the California halibut is a left eyed flatfish. The fish in that picture is facing towards the left, and if it were a turbot its eyes would be on the bottom if it were facing towards the left. So that's not a turbot.

    Edit: Nice catch regardless.
     
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    CA.gov shows the diamond turbot with eyes on the left side, they could be on both sides.
    Diamond Turbot
    Pacific halibut are listed as Right-eyed flounders, says "eyes always on the right side" in the picture.
    California Marine Sportfish Identification: Flatfishes

    Heres an article about fish that are simlilar to the california halibut.
    The California Halibut, Paralichthys californicus, Resource and Fisheries
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    At first glance I was thinking sole. It does appear to be a hali, but definitely not a turbot. Did it have hali chompers? Won't find them in a turbot. And if it looks like a hali but didn't have chompers, I will stand by sole.
     
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    I know for a fact that halibut are right and left eyed.
     
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    based on the blue spots i think that's a starry flounder
     
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