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    Sheephead, steamed

    Probably I shouldn't call it a recipe, as this fish tastes so good with any method:p Due to its size and the thickness of the fillet, we had to improve the way to steam it. It's not the authentic way, but it's the best tasting way to steam it in our experience! Enjoy :cheers:
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    Visited Ferry Landing Pier, the pier closest to USS Bonhomme Richard to find out the latest

    From Mike and sealskinner's replies, Bonny Dick looks to have a strong root in this forum. :cheers:
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    Visited Ferry Landing Pier, the pier closest to USS Bonhomme Richard to find out the latest

    Haha, you've got a nick name for her, way easier to remember than the official name. It's indeed sad to see such a big loss. I was really concerned about the fuel initially. Luckily it's under control now.
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    Visited Ferry Landing Pier, the pier closest to USS Bonhomme Richard to find out the latest

    My fishing buddy was concerned about the impact to bay fishing in SD after watching the fire from news, and got a big relief after checking out conditions around the pier and beach in person. Tight lines :cheers:
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    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    Wow, this probably just became my post that got most replies since I joined BD :D :p So a bonus now: I have a video clip related to this fishing report. The video below was accidentally taken at OB pier on that day, when newport beach was flooded by the king tides. The waves in san diego were...
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    3 methods to reduce fishy smell

    I bet that would work. Milk brought the best taste in our experiments
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    3 methods to reduce fishy smell

    Thanks for the idea of baking soda. Will try it out next time to remove the algae smell. The fillet was from grocery store, the frozen one, which was far worse than the fresh fillet.
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    3 methods to reduce fishy smell

    My friends asked whether it's possible to make frozen fish taste as good as freshly caught fish. It's hard but we gave it a try. Here are the 3 most popular methods and let's see which works the best through experiments. Enjoy! :cheers:
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    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    I should keep a few next time and try it out with the microwave idea above :cheers:
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    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    Here is the story behind why I started cooking and eating mackerel. When traveling in japan, I fell in love with this a Japanese dish called saba-yaki, essentially grilled pacific mackerel. It went so well with beer or sake. That triggered me to find out what's the best way to reproduce the...
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    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    "Had more fun hanging with my daughter catching mackerel" That's one of the main reasons for us to go to piers. Kids always have some much fun with us and this sports:lux:
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    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    "had a 10' wood boat we would tow to the bay(2 blocks from our house) with our bikes to the foot of Fanual St" That sounds fun :cheers:
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    Lake Hodges to reopen and here is my favorite rig for it

    Yeah, I bet. My friend mentioned that the algae smell is strong, so I suggested him soak the fillet in salt water for a few minutes to reduce the taste. Probably I should compile a video on how to reduce the fishy smell :cheers:
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    The 4th is with us at full force at OB pier:)

    ull moon, clear sky, warm water ==> crazy session Here are a few photos from last night's session about other's catch. I was told that it's hard to avoid 6 feet distance all the time, especially when a trophy fish is pulled up to the pier, so some face covering is good for everyone. May the...
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    Lake Hodges to reopen and here is my favorite rig for it

    Some updates from my friend on the opening day at lake hodges: Lots of active fish: almost non-stop bites in the morning So many people: took 30 minutes to check-in:oops: Fish has strong smell, probably due to the algae
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    Lake Hodges to reopen and here is my favorite rig for it

    You were right about the salt water fish as well! I've got my largest opaleyes with this rig as logged here: https://www.tipsharing.com/fishing/tutorial_opaleye
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    Lake Hodges to reopen and here is my favorite rig for it

    It reopens on July 1st, this Wednesday. The fish there probably have forgotten what a hook looks like after this long break :D As an online fishing buddy has asked, I've put together a video on my favorite rig for the lake, in case you're interested. Tight lines:cheers:
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    Piers just reopened, finally! This is what we found out at ocean beach

    Yeah, OB pier provides end-to-end service for fishermen, from baits to trophies :cheers:
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    Piers just reopened, finally! This is what we found out at ocean beach

    Indeed. Had to adjust my drag multiple times to pull it out of the water. After resting for a few month, I bet the Bonitos and croakers there would be of good size too. :cheers:
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    Piers just reopened, finally! This is what we found out at ocean beach

    We missed the piers so much! Took the kids out there after their summer officially kicked off. We never found a parking spot so easily around noon at ocean beach :D . Tight lines and see you on the pier :cheers:
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    Some good official news on SD beach fishing on 04/27

    Finally see some light at the end of the tunnel. Key takeaways: time 2:02: fishing from beach is allowed time 4:40: motorized boat not allowed, but yaks, paddle board ... are allowed from beach Stay safe and have fun. Looking forward to a smooth transition.
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    P.m. grocery run 3/22

    you spent less time for fishing compared to the queues around grocery stores :cheers:
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    Walk a dog instead of a fish:)

    That is a clever interpretation :cheers:
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    Fishing or not during covid-19?

    shocked by today's state-wide shelter in place! I thought most fishing spots provide far more sufficient social distance, especially in early morning hours or late nights.
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    Walk a dog instead of a fish:)

    In case you're just back from fishing, here is the latest news on statewide shelter-in-place: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/c...s-statewide-shelter-in-place-order-2020-03-19 If you have a dog, you're lucky, as news said that it's considered essential to walk a dog, so still plenty of...
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    Fishing or not during covid-19?

    This topic was discussed on my local forum, just want to share my experience here as well, hope it could be of some help. My hometown in china just went through the quarantine and 3 key lessons learned are: stay away from the crowd as most people are asymptomatic (so stay home or go...
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    Carp e Diem

    25lb! nicely done!
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    6 Tips for Pan-Frying Whole Fish with Little Oil, an easy 15-minute recipe for pan fish

    When you only get limited time to cook the fish, either after a long day of work or fishing :cheers: , try this easy recipe that only require a little oil.
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    That sounds like everything we need for a stir-fry:cheers:. As cats mainly rely on scent, this recipe won't go wrong.!
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    Thanks folks for the great ideas above! :cheers: I heard from multiple sources that coolaid, hotdogs, garlic, salt. So they are worth a try next time. As coolaid and jello powder may smells similar to grape, which may be an underestimated bait. It's cheap, also a snack for us
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    1st Time ever @ Irvine Lake....

    Thanks for the info. Is it March 5th or May 3rd? I heard about big carps there :cheers:
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    Some beer may have inspired fishermen like what the fallen apple did for Newton :720icon:
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    Thanks for sharing years of experience, catfish master:)
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    AB test sounds like a good idea. jello powder was quite unexpected for me, but it's worth a try as it may attract carp as well. Thanks for sharing!
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    Hi sealskinner, mindbent, by 'ripe', did you mean big mackerel? It seems that I just had luck that day, as I just brought the only mackerel accidentally hooked:jig:
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    My PB at hodges so far:-) We plan to explore more this year from march, tight lines
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    Best Baits for BIG CATFISH fishing: worm vs mackerel! Which one is more effective? Let's find out!

    We've used worms for a long time for catfish. After learning mackerel is good from an amigo at lake dixon :cheers: , we gave it a try. It indeed worked! But is it better than worm? We compared them in a trip and here is the video: Tight lines:cheers:
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    Lake hodges is about to reopen this week. As the lake hasn't been fisher for a while, you may be able to Jack Poling bass right after the reopen. In generate, it's tough for us. When we were fishing in texas, you could "Jack Poling" white bass with many lures in March/April, we really miss the...
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    Yep, carp fishing in china is as popular as in Europe. We target different species here, just for fun:cheers:
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    Do they like livers? Some articles say they eat anything even including fruits, just adapting to the environment. We do bring some chicken livers sometimes for catfish. Hope those don't attract them.
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    Thanks for the info. That make me feel more comfortable when encountering them next time:cheers:
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    We tried to stay away from them, as our target is fish :cheers: . Given the origin of the recent coronavirus, I guess fewer people will eat them:D
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    Thanks. That's the maximum number of hooks allowed in our local lakes. We put different baits there to attract multiple species.
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    clapping hands is optional. moving backwards is the key, especially with pups around. Typically coyotes run away. But with pups around, they could be aggressive.
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    Unforgettable trip: encountered coyotes and a big fish that broke 20lb line

    The spring season is coming, with our local lake hodges open in Feb. I guess you may encounter some coyotes like us if you try to fish a very secret or secluded spot;). Here is a video about our close encounter with two coyotes and lessons we've learned: Fishing is the main theme of the...
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    $142 per pound for a perch? I made OVEN ROASTED fish to see if its taste is worth the money!

    Thanks folks for the great ideas. I've also heard about tacos, tortillas etc on my channel. I guess I'll try them and share with you later which one my kids love the best. :cheers:
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    $142 per pound for a perch? I made OVEN ROASTED fish to see if its taste is worth the money!

    I've got the big one at zuniga point. There are also tons of them at north jetty. Hope you get 2 pounders :cheers:
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    $142 per pound for a perch? I made OVEN ROASTED fish to see if its taste is worth the money!

    Hope you like it. For young kids in our home, they also like pan-fried fillet as they don't have to deal with bones.
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    $142 per pound for a perch? I made OVEN ROASTED fish to see if its taste is worth the money!

    I treated opaleye as one of the regular perch spices for a long time, till I read articles saying that it's 1000 RMB (roughly $142) per pound in China. Hard to believe! I don't know why it's so expensive, but we have abundant opaleyes around jetties in SoCal. All we need is moss, shrimp, clams...
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    Another good night on the ocean beach pier

    Nice report, sounds like a fun night, with old buddies and catch! Looking foward to pictures.
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    A trick that helped us get more bites, both in lakes and in bays

    I typically post my saltwater fishing videos only in the saltwater forum. Today's I'd like to make an exception as the trick (shake rod tip to trigger more bites) in this video also worked for us for fresh water fishing, especially for school fish such as crappie, white bass, stripers. For...
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    1-14-20 3/4 day

    Nice reds! Just for my curiosity, what fish favors cut up mackerel out there?
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    How was the fishing condition 2 days after cold front? Here is my report

    Looks that the broken video player is back. Thanks Admin for taking care of the bug report within 1 day. I feel the new page loads much faster than before :lux:
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    New Flooring Carp

    Nice catch!
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    All New Website Bugs and Crying Go Here

    The new site feels much faster:lux: An issue: it looks that youtube video doesn't load properly any more with the following error message "Templatepublic:_media_site_embed_youtubenot found. Try rebuilding or reinstalling the s9e/MediaSites add-on." An example post
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    How was the fishing condition 2 days after cold front? Here is my report

    Thanks wils for pointing out the regulations. On sheephead, basically it's closed during jan and feb on boat. I've added a popup to re-emphasize that in video. As i mentioned above, these are 2019 clips.
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    How was the fishing condition 2 days after cold front? Here is my report

    We saw how challenging it was right after cold front in an earlier report. These are the follow-up clips we took 2 days after that. Many experienced folks have probably figured out the results based on timing, hope you still enjoy it:cheers: Tight lines and see you on water
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    Rpt.-Sat. 01-11-20 Bass, slow then goes Ballistic!

    Everyone likes a day ending like that. Thanks for the detailed report, making me feel I'm part of the trip
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    1-11 Long Beach Bassing. As good as it gets

    I want my thumb look like that:D. Nice trip and report!
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    My 12 year old niece hangs out with bug rider

    Big rewards! She is way more experienced than me on big lobsters now:appl:
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    Simple stir-fried fish with vegetables

    Thank you. It's a good compromise we found between fried fish and braised fish. Hope your family like it.
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    Simple stir-fried fish with vegetables

    To get rid of the holiday weight gain, we stir-fried fish with more vegetables. This 2-minute video shows how simple it is. It works for bass, catfish, perch, rockfish, cod, tilapia and any other white-meat fish we could think of. Hope you and your family enjoy it so that we get more support...
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    3 Little Tricks helped me get Big Catfish

    they look similar to the mudsuckers in my hometown, which are good bait as well. The stricter bait rules in CA will get local angulars more creative, such as the chicken bloody worm above:D. Thanks fir the info
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    3 Little Tricks helped me get Big Catfish

    Good info! Did you buy the waterdogs from bait store or catch them live?
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    Discovered a new bait and got an $1000 fish, after losing almost 1 lb of sinker

    Thanks Dan. I started salt water fishing after watching your videos:cheers: when I moved to san diego.
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    3 Little Tricks helped me get Big Catfish

    That's quite creative! Bloody worm for fresh water:) Thanks for sharing. kenstevens1, I heard bluegills are good too. Thanks for pointing that out.
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    3 Little Tricks helped me get Big Catfish

    Agreed, stinky bait works as well. I sometimes swap out the worm with stinky mackerels, but not in this video. The bottom dough bait remains the same to attract prey fish, which in turn brings in big cats
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    3 Little Tricks helped me get Big Catfish

    This is not for a recent trip, but a new summary of my past trips for catfish fishing. To keep it short: No. 1, found a point with dropoff nearby No. 2, fished next to a rock pile on the point No. 3, used a special two-hook setup Hope these help you hook bigger ones as well in 2020 and see you...
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    On the water already, or getting ready to be on water.

    On the water already, or getting ready to be on water.
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    Christmas Carp

    One of the best holiday "gifts"! I enjoy carp fishing as well for its powerful fight :cheers:
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    More Carp

    2 BIG fish in 2 hours, not bad:appl:
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    Discovered a new bait and got an $1000 fish, after losing almost 1 lb of sinker

    Thanks:) When my kid added that for me, I felt that the excitement on the rod was delivered better:cheers:
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    One Pole, One Jig and Three Gallons

    The success rate was pretty high in your tests :)
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    One Pole, One Jig and Three Gallons

    The success rate was pretty high in your tests :)
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    Honey Hole for reds! Near MLPA and Dana Point

    Nice video. It's amazing image quality given it's 200 feet deep
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    Discovered a new bait and got an $1000 fish, after losing almost 1 lb of sinker

    Thank you for the encouraging words! My kids started to help me edit the videos. After viewing your comments, they just got more motivated to polish future videosLOL
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    Discovered a new bait and got an $1000 fish, after losing almost 1 lb of sinker

    You're right. Thanks One_Leg! It's the second new species I caught this year. The other one was pile perch I caught at the beginning of the month. The winter fishing has so much fun:cheers:
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    Discovered a new bait and got an $1000 fish, after losing almost 1 lb of sinker

    You're a serious bay fishermen if you've figured out what the fish is before watching the video :cheers: These are some highlights we took when we fished the barge the first day after cold front. No much bite but lots of fun:D Link to the video:
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    Simple steamed fish recipe with pepper

    If you prefer a strong flavor for a fish dish, this simple recipe is for you. We use this for holiday parties for its colorful presentation, nice smell and good taste. The combined flavor of fresh pepper, garlic and green onion makes the dish very tasteful. Here is the video: My kids...
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    Simplified fish ball recipe

    I'm glad that you like them. In the final step, we also tried to make it like a slice of bread instead of balls, then we got a fish cake. Kids really like the cake once it's pan fried with a little bit oil. Enjoy your fresh meal:-)
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    Simplified fish ball recipe

    Today I will share with you a simplified fish ball recipe. First chop up 600 grams of fish paste manually or using a food processor, add two egg whites, three green onions, and 5 grams of minced ginger, 2 teaspoons salt, one teaspoon cooking wine, half teaspoon bouillon powder flavored with...
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    On the water report. 11/24 Cat

    Thanks for the beautiful pics and detailed report. We almost got skunked today. We typically fish from the 3rd day after cold front, but it's weekend today, so we ignored that "rule-of-thumb" and explored the water :720icon:
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    PB halibut from the surf

    Awesome. 8lb. line + 27lb + wave, it must have been a good fight:appl:
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    Bait boat helped us hook some fish during slack tide

    I wish I figured this out earlier. Probably I should follow your old timer more than the bait boats:D
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    Bait boat helped us hook some fish during slack tide

    We almost got skunked during slack tide last time until we found the hidden "power" of bait boat. Hope this trick works for your and me next time as well.
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    Simple and oil-free bass recipe, oven "steamed”, good for kids

    Thank you for the suggestions. My kids like broccoli and zucchini and I'll try them later.
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    World’s best steamed fish recipe for fresh scorpion fish, poisonous and delicious like a puff fish

    Thanks mrkrabs, aguilarserrato for the encouraging words. We cook the fish this way when we'd like to minimize the use of cooking oil. If you'd like to go even healthier, you could skip the olive oil we showed towards the end. Enjoy your dish:-)
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    World’s best steamed fish recipe for fresh scorpion fish, poisonous and delicious like a puff fish

    Today I’m going to share 3 techniques with you. 1, The recipe, works for most fish with white meat 2. How to steam the fish without a steamer 3. How to prepare your own sauce in simple steps. If the video below doesn't show properly, here is the direct youtube link We use a scorpion fish...
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    Simple and oil-free bass recipe, oven "steamed”, good for kids

    Today I’d like to share a super simple and oil-free bass recipe using oven. No oil is needed and we essentially “steam” the bass in oven. If your kids or friends don’t like fish bones, this is a good dish for them. We only need a few simple ingredients besides bass fillet. They are...
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    An epic fishing day with Bass, Halibut and more in San Diego bay

    Thanks Alex for the encouraging words. Sometimes it's rewarding to clean the old lines. We pulled out a jig at the end of an old line once and that jig brought us a good bass on the first cast:-)
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    An epic fishing day with Bass, Halibut and more in San Diego bay

    This was the footage we took on Sep 28th when San Diego had the first rain in autumn. As it rarely rains around this time, we were curious to find out how the rain in early fall would affect fishing conditions. There were up and downs, but overall it turned out to be a good day after we found...
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    Classic fried fish recipe | can it handle fresh carp we caught in US?

    That's a good idea :lux:. The closest lake for me, Lake hodges, gets closed from Nov and reopens in Feb. I'll probably focus on salt water till then.
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    Classic fried fish recipe | can it handle fresh carp we caught in US?

    Whalebreath, the part you were talking about may be the "rib" or belly of the fish. No floating bone there and it indeed tastes good!
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    Classic fried fish recipe | can it handle fresh carp we caught in US?

    Brawndo, Good info! Carp taste can be used as one water quality indicator then:D
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    Classic fried fish recipe | can it handle fresh carp we caught in US?

    Hi Cris, You're the expert on this topic and thanks for the info. I totally agree that "It’s the place you catch them that makes all the difference". I've tried carps from Lake hodges, Cuyamaca and santee. The former two tasted much better than the latter, even though they're all lakes in San...
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    Classic fried fish recipe | can it handle fresh carp we caught in US?

    I’d like to share with you a classic chinese recipe for fried fish. It works for various species of bass and croaker. In today’s video, we’d like to try it with freshly caught carp for two reasons. First, catch-and-release is not allowed at my local lakes. Second, many people claim that carp...
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    Simple recipe: pan-fry freshly caught sea bass

    Today I’d like to share with you how to cook a fresh sea bass in simple steps. This is the sea bass we caught in our first night fishing (youtube link) First let’s remove scales. Next, use the tip of the blade to cut through the skin as shown in the video. Then slowly cut along the backbone...
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    Bass and halibut fishing at night, with some tricks we've learned

    Thank you for the encouraging words. Yeah, it's always better to be on the water, regardless of whether fish bites:jig:
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    Bass and halibut fishing at night, with some tricks we've learned

    Exactly. Looks like we should try some leftover dins next time:720icon:
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    Bass and halibut fishing at night, with some tricks we've learned

    Thanks. We used to throw the leftover to birds at the barge, now we got a better use:-).
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    Bass and halibut fishing at night, with some tricks we've learned

    We had a night fishing trip targeting for bass and halibut. The ocean at night was so beautiful but fish was reluctant to bite. We've figured out that small frozen bait was the key and got some keepers and hope this tick would help you in your future trip. If you have some tips on how to deal...
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    Tribute overnight had 2 Wahoo

    The video is really really awesome!
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    Striper on glide bait

    This is amazing! Looks more exciting than salt water fishing:-)
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    3 days of blood on the Crime Scene

    fantastic trip! thanks for sharing
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    Fortune 10/11, Magic Kelp, Wahoo, Limits in an hour (video)

    Soooo cool! I wish I were there. Thanks for sharing
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    10-12 Today was an even better day, Marlin GoPro4 video

    thanks for the report on the epic trip. the video is impressive! Just read neue's fun trip with his son and now I read yours. today must be a good day for family.
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    10/12 YFT and Dodos near 279

    Great trip and report! Your son is doing great!
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    Just Another Marlin Report

    thanks for the detailed report. my hands got really itchy now:-)
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    Dodo Deathwish 2: the Dodening (Sea Adventure 80 3-day 10/3-6)

    what an epic trip! "...for 6-7 hours straight...", that must be exhausting:-)
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    Today.

    so cool! I heard on a charter boat that a wahoo was caught here for the first time. From now on the captian can say that this year is also marked by the first speared wahoo