Best tasting Southern California game fish?

ZZZZZ

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Side bar. Not so cal

Gray triggers for ceviche

Black ocean snook aka robalo. There are a few types. The black ocean snook is incredible. And costs more per kilo then most other fish besides fireahi grade
 
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watersdeep

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I had stinkfin this morning, was great.
 
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nicodemus

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Side bar. Not so cal

Another sidebar - sablefish, AKA black cod. The kitchen has been serving it regularly up on the North Slope where I work - effing amazing. Baked. Swimming in fish oil. Would love to get some to smoke.
And since I'm sidebarring into AK waters, deep fried yelloweye rockfish and lingcod. Better than halibut.
But smoked? King salmon bellies. Heaven baby.
 
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ZZZZZ

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Did not like eating fish the first 20 years of fishing. Paps traumatized me having to clean fish at home since he would send me out to bring him back fish, not paying to clean it also. Head and all for soup. Gill and gut and remove scales. Blend fillets and make fish balls.

My brother in high school. Cooked ling on super high heat. Marinaded in Italian dressing. Flipped once then fresh grated parm on top. So good. As easy as it gets

This tropical rockfish, Made me like fish. Ocean Whitefish also 😋

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nicodemus

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People tell me, "It's so ugly!" Lingcod, halibut, those crazy rockfishes. I think they are fucking beautiful. And damned tasty! Maybe they look scary to keep you from eating them.
 
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ZZZZZ

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Given the choice of 20 mounts. All bottom fish or all pelagics. I would choose bottom fish

First mount. Was a 9lb sandbass skin mount. Attached to a wood board with reef rock, red so cal fan corral, seashells, and beach sand. Super cool. Like a museum creating the environment

Next skin mount. Was a legal bsb from Mexico. Elementary school. On my bedroom wall with the sandbass below it LOL
 
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Did not like eating fish the first 20 years of fishing. Paps traumatized me having to clean fish at home since he would send me out to bring him back fish, not paying to clean it also. Head and all for soup. Gill and gut and remove scales. Blend fillets and make fish balls.

My brother in high school. Cooked ling on super high heat. Marinaded in Italian dressing. Flipped once then fresh grated parm on top. So good. As easy as it gets

This tropical rockfish, Made me like fish. Ocean Whitefish also 😋

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Treefish mount! Wouldn't cost much either

Yah and great motivation. Wake up looking at fish caught sportfishing. Come home looking at the fish again. Go to sleep looking at fish wondering exactly how the bite occurred

If I had kids that were genuinely interested in fishing. I would mount some of thier first trophies

BSB eat sandbass
 
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Treefish mount! Wouldn't cost much either

Yah and great motivation. Wake up looking at fish caught sportfishing. Come home looking at the fish again. Go to sleep looking at fish wondering exactly how the bite occurred

If I had kids that were genuinely interested in fishing. I would mount some of thier first trophies

BSB eat sandbass
Biggest one I’ve handlined was on a 10in calico...
 
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Kai

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    No particular order of what I like.

    Kelp Bass. Taste is better than rockfish.
    Yellowtail.
    Barracuda
    Yellowfin
    I can't eat Bluefin due to medical issues no can say.
     
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    Kai

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    Bleed immediately. Don't ice until all blood is stopped. Cut bloodline out. Brine if you like to firm it up.. Tastes more like pork. Very delicious and delicate fish. I have seen parasites usually in all fish. I don't see any in cuda. Egg wash, dip and cook. Doesn't matter when u make fish tacos style anyways.
     
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