Sans Salmon, Berkeley Beckons Anglers as Halibut Season Starts

Sure, salmon season has been canceled this year. But as Mom always told you, there are other fish in the sea: namely halibut, whose California recreational-angling season begins on May 1. Where to catch this world’s largest of all flatfish, which can live up to forty years, grow up to eight feet long, and weigh as much as 600 pounds? Look no farther than the end of the Berkeley pier, which is quite possibly the state’s top halibut-hooking spot, according to sites such as FishSniffer.com.

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