Halibut are more elongated than most flatfishes, the width being about one-third the length. Small scales are imbedded in the skin. Halibut have both eyes on their dark or upper side. The color on the dark side varies but tends to assume the coloration of the ocean bottom. The halibut taken by sport anglers are generally 20 to 60 pounds in weight, however fish up to 300 pounds have been caught in the waters from Victoria to Port Renfrew.