A Great Day on the Bay!

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by EntropyFletch, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. EntropyFletch

    EntropyFletch Member

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    Got a late start Monday but loaded up the Fletch with surfboards and light tackle for an afternoon on the water in SD Bay. As the south wind was blowing pretty good we decided to shine the surf sesh and picked up a half scoop of dines at the receiver. We spent the next four hours or so drifting structure throughout the bay. After a slow start we ended up doing pretty well for the day!

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    The second hog sculpin that came overboard barfed up his breakfast...

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    It was pretty interesting to see what he was eating. The octopus and shrimp make perfect sense, but what did he eat that kelp for? Maybe the shrimp was on it and he inhaled the whole thing?

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    IPA beer battered sculpin made while drinking Ballast Point Sculpin IPA (No I didn't use the Sculpin IPA in the batter, that beer is only for drinking!).

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    Some of the best fish tacos I've ever had the pleasure of eating...the Cotija cheese adds just the right amount of saltiness to the taco, and you really can't beat Sculpin IPA.

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  2. Fin Fever

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    life is soooo good
     
  3. Phat Matt

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    Way Cool!!
     
  4. johnnylite

    johnnylite Never too late to change.

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    i miss that bay.
     
  5. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    that looks horrible!

    :)
     
  6. the Goodlife

    the Goodlife SMILE!!!!! YOUR NOT DEAD!

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    Looks Great!!....& I Agree.. I Just Picked Up Some Of That Beer At BevMo @ $15 A Six Pack!!!:rofl::rofl: But DAMN GOOD BEER!!!:hali_olutta: Thanks for the report way To Get Out! :2gunsfiring_v1:
     
  7. Mr Fishback

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    Local caught, local brewed. Nice.
     
  8. EntropyFletch

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    We all thought it was pretty cool that we were drinking Ballast Point Sculpin IPA while we were catching sculpin across from Ballast Point...
     
  9. Tunahead

    Tunahead Long Time Tuna Abused Member

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    NICE lil LOAD.....TACO TIME!
     
  10. teddya2

    teddya2 Well-Known "Member"

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    Nice, and yea man good pour..........
     
  11. Local Fishin'

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    No wonder sculpin is so good eating, there eatin' shrimp and octopus!
     
  12. elevated

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    sculpin needed some fiber, forgot about that sculpin ipa, gonna get some this weekend for bbq. nice work out there
     
  13. scottiesq

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    Nice! Thanks for the report. Looking forward to the next brew review too.
     
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    Great photo essay of your day.Thanks!

    -JohnC.
     
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    X2....cool post, start to finish
     
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    Nice fish and nice food. :hali_olutta:

    j
     
  17. TacoHunter

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    What's the recipe on that beer batter? Mine don't look that good.
     
  18. EntropyFletch

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    My buddies and I like to believe we've made an art out of both grilled and battered and fried fish tacos. Lots of trial and error have led us to this basic batter recipe, which I add different spices to to tweak the flavor. For enough batter for what we cooked, two 14" sculpin, we used 1 cup of flour, 2 tablespoons of corn starch, and 1 teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a beer of your choice, seasoning salt and pepper. In this batch I also mixed in chile powder, paprika, and some Japanese Panko for a little more crunch. Drop it in several inches of really hot vegetable oil of your choice and cook till brown. Flip once but not till the piece has a nice crust on it. If you flip early it will tear the crust off the fish.
     
  19. Pacolypse

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    That beer is the lick!
     
  20. TacoHunter

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    Thanks for the batter dope and tips! I've never used corn starch or baking soda. Will try this out soon.
     

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