Yeah I don't know why people hate on them. It's more consistent than targeting halibut and bass this time of the year up north. In northern California they run these sand dab + crab trips and they're popular from what I hear; people in southern California have just been used to tuna and yellowtail being available most years, there's not much to target up north when bottom fishing is closed.Sounds to me like 37 folks got out of the house, away from chores, onto the water, wet some lines, and as a bonus took home some tasty critters. Is that really so bad?
I know that they sale these sand dab ganglion, but I thought to use them they had to be the only set up on the boat and sand dabs the only fish on board. Any clarification on the take of no limit dabs?They are tasty critters. Catching them can be a pain. You have heavy weight and deep waters. We know a few spots that are only around 150 feet and full of them. We keep those relatively shallow spots hush hush. You put on a 10 hook ganglion and you kill them on every drop. They don't fight much but it is very heavy trying to get the fish up since it spins and create a lot of resistance in the water. Its like trying to drag in a sea anchor.