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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    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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    Hmm theres spotting on that puppy, wtf?? And look at the tail? Lol interracial flatfish evidence
     
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    Did you lip it?
     
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    #7 Ram-Rod, May 10, 2018
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  8. ror_sal

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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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    Sorry. I meant to say California Halibut not Pacific. Although wikipedia claims... "Most flatfish are generally either right-eyed or left-eyed, but the California halibut is unusual in having a roughly even number of each type."

    Not sure if that is also true of the diamond turbot. I have, in my limited experience, only seen their eyes on one side.
     
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    It was definitely not Halibut. The pic is bad because it flopped around in the dirt and I had no water to wash it off with. It had no teeth and had the the blue spots. Also the tail was very short and close to the body.
     
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    Well than what is it?
     
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    I hope we all agree with it not being a halibut now because Mike maio said it doesn't have any teeth. The fins go all the way to the tail. And its tail is stubby. Its mouth is too big to be a blue diamond Turbot. I think it's a Petrale sole.
     
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    Well bless my sole whatever species of flat fish it was it was large.
     
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    Bigmouth sole?
    Sand soles and petrale soles have teeth
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