Best tasting Southern California game fish?

Cubeye

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Jan 26, 2007
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Kub
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17' Gregor
Raw......Albacore
Cooked......Barred Surf Perch, Whitefish, Sanddabs
Seared......Bluefin or Yellowfin
Home canned......Yellowfin
Smoked..........Any tuna, bonito, skipjack, Pacific mackerel
Dried.......Spanish Mackerel
Dried flakes.....Bonito
Fish cakes (ground up and deep fried).....Yellowfin
 
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Tail Chaser

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Aug 31, 2004
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Claremont
Name
Ryan
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Hobie Outback
SplitTail! The chew on social waters is wide open!

Small but good Sand Dab.
My favorite is mako
 
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tuner

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  • May 24, 2006
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    Huntington Beach
    Name
    Steve
    Boat
    260 Mackinaw
    Bluefin sashimi
    Yellowtail sashimi/poke/ceviche
    WSB grilled or fried
    "Rockfish" (reds, brownspot, cabazon) fried
    Sheephead ceviche
    Calamari fresh fried
     
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    Workplacesafety

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    Jeff Bruner
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    14ft Valco, San Diego Long Range Boats
    Yellow Pargo, if you can find one.

    Yellow Pargo.jpg
     
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    plj46

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    Jan 7, 2008
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    john
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    24 ft grady white
    I prefer the white meat fishes.Rockfish,Whitefish,Sculpin.I had Totuava once and it was absolutely the best tasting fish i ever had.Kind of a scallop or shrimp flavor to it.
     
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    ZZZZZ

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    Sculpin taste so good that their defense system confirms it. Sculpin flavor is delicious they need poison in order for all the other fish not to eat them

    WSB, Halibut, Sculpin, Reds, Lings, Sand dabs

    Tuna

    Those sand dab trips. If a angler loads up and vacuum packs the dabs into meal packages. A person could eat 2 sand dab meals per week. For a year. Plus ling bait. For the price of one dab trip. Like $1 per dab

    In CR. Black ocean snook, Red pargo (there are many types of pargo), CorVina
     
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    gecsr1

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    Jul 15, 2005
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    Gary
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    No Boat Now
    well if its caught fresh, bleed and iced, it's all great....
    and the extra vac packed... Yum
     
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    Yella1

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    Aug 24, 2017
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    Jarrod
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    Pay to Play
    Yeah, dude. Sculpin/Lingcod/Dorado all tied for first place. You can do anything with those fish. Just amazing. Making me so hungry reading this thread!
     
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    CaptJgray

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    Jan 23, 2014
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    hell no....
    Chili Peppers, sculpin, and 16-18" Calico bass take the top 3 spots for me.

    smoked barracuda bellies are my #1 for smoked local fish
     
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    eric perez

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    Mar 3, 2018
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    Name
    eric perez
    Boat
    no mas
    AHI sashimi...
    ONO or MAHI on the charcoal...
    REDS / CHUCKLE HEADS in the fryer...

    I used to eat alot more sashimi until a buddy of mine got really sick. He was going to lunch @ a high end Sushi Bar 2 3 times a week for a couple years... his heavy metals count got so high he was hospitalized for a week and had to do Chelation Therapy for about 6 months... so I cut back. But damn I love AHI... you keep cuttin... Ill keep eatin!!
     
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    Haly0

    Pescado hunter
    Aug 10, 2015
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    Name
    Hal
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    lightest load party boat available
    WSB, Ling Cod, sculpin & vermillions are my favorite ! Yt is bland. Tunas are exotics in my book and aren’t a socal game fish ‍♂️
     
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