Halibut hitting the dock in Charleston

Halibut hitting the dock in Charleston

CHARLESTON, Ore. -- The second opener of halibut season saw fishermen bring in thousands of pounds of halibut to Charleston on Thursday.

On Wednesday, halibut anglers fished off the shelf, south of Washington.

Boats were allowed a 10-hour period to reel in the fish.

Now, halibut are being unloaded and will soon be in stores and restaurants. Matt Ledoux from Fisherman's Warf, says the catch is pretty popular. "Halibut is definitely a prized fish because it is such a wonderful, delicious mild flavored fish," he said. "It's highly sought after all up and down the coast."

Halibut will be available for the next couple weeks until the supply runs out.

Fisherman are waiting to see if the national quota has been met for the season.