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Estimating Alaska Halibut Weights

Not all anglers have the luxury of weighing their halibut catch on a scale. This table may be used to estimate the approximate NET weight of a halibut from its length. The table shows the length measured from the tip of snout to the end of the center of the tail. The average net weight (head and viscera removed) and the Live weight estimate are to the right of the length.

The halibut of Resurrection Bay, Prince William Sound, Kachemak Bay and Cook Inlet have a tremendous range of size. The typical halibut caught in these waters by sportfishermen on charters and private boats average about 30 pounds with any day's catch including fish from 15 lbs. to over 100 lbs. Each year fish are brought in exceeding 300 lbs. in these waters with an occasional 400 pounder.

LENGTH
(Inches)
NET WEIGHT
(Lbs.)
LIVE WEIGHT
(lbs.)
LENGTH
(Inches)
NET WEIGHT
(Lbs.)
LIVE WEIGHT
(lbs.)
32 11 14 62 91 121
33 12 16 63 96 128
34 13 17 64 101 134
35 14 19 65 106 141
36 16 21 66 111 148
37 17 23 67 117 156
38 19 25 68 123 163
39 20 27 69 129 171
40 22 29 70 135 179
41 24 32 71 141 188
42 26 34 72 148 197
43 28 37 73 155 206
44 30 40 74 161 215
45 32 43 75 169 224
46 35 46 76 176 234
47 37 49 77 184 244
48 40 53 78 191 255
49 42 57 79 200 265
50 45 60 80 208 277
51 48 64 81 216 288
52 51 69 82 225 300
53 55 73 83 234 312
54 58 77 84 243 324
55 62 82 86 263 350
56 65 87 88 283 377
57 69 92 90 304 405
58 73 98 92 327 435
59 78 103 94 351 466
60 82 109 96 375 499
61 86 115 98 401 534


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