The opah is a warm-blooded fish that is occasionally caught in Oregon waters.
Features: Opah are also known as moonfish due to their round, laterally compressed bodies. These fish are very beautiful with pale red colored and lighter spots throughout resembling the craters on the moon, and orange-red fins. Opah grow to an average of 3-feet long and 100 pounds.
Habitat: Opah can be found in temperate and tropical waters. They tend to be at depths of 300- to 1,000-feet during the day and come above 300-feet at night.
Technique: These fish are rare in Oregon's waters and are difficult to catch by rod and reel, though they are occasionally brought in.