The mini Halibut are on the bite! Summer Sole, Sanddab and Flounder. What these little scrappy fish lack in size and appearance they make up for in shear numbers and a great willingness to bite a hook. Summer is the height of our local sanddab fishery as these little guys move into shallower water to spawn, and the sandy bays around Port Townsend are a great place fish for them. These flatfish average a little over a pound or so up to the larger rock sole and starry flounder that can weigh several pounds or more. They are a great way to introduce young people to fishing and burn some time while the crab pots soak. Everyone enjoys a hot flounder bite and after we get a dozen or so good sized keepers in the boat its time to get out the fillet knife and cleaning board. A little trickier to cut than a normal fish but the end result is some of the best little white meat fillets around “fillet of sole”… Fried or baked it is delicate and delicious.