Does anyone eat SD Bay fish?

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Yacker Andrew, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. Yacker Andrew

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    Does anyone eat any of the fish they catch in the Bay? I can't imagine catching a nice legal sized Halibut and not eating it.

    What about the Bass, Baracuda, bonefish, and the rest?

    So far, we've thrown everything we have caught back, but it would be nice to bring home some meat as long as its not glowing.

    I'd appreciate any feedback on this.
     
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    im always curious about this topic, why are people afraid to eat the halibut caught in the bay?
     
  3. Ali

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    We eat plenty of bugs from the launch ramp out west and I have notice I'm getting fatter. :D

    Anything from the back bay, I'd worry about. The rest doesnt' bother me.
     
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    Does anyone eat lobster out of the bay? Go for it but not too far back there. I would only eat things that come from about Shelter Island and out, but that's me.
     
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    Bonefish aren't good tablefare whatsoever so I'd pass on those. I assume the bass, bugs and small halibut are year long residents so I'd prolly pass on those too. For the most part the water in the bay is exposed to the boats in slips (shit and piss) and the accidental spillage from PBs and Larger vessels. I hear from a bay fisherman that everytime the channel is dredged he notices weird scars and open wounds on some of the fish he catches. Even if it's not true, I don't want to chance my dong to fall off or something else weird... I'll pass.
     
  6. albster

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    only from the big bay , and as long as its caught from the boat ramp , and south of that
     
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    We have a winner!
     
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    The bay is loaded with PCB's and heavy metals and it isn’t just the back bay. The Harbor Island area is loaded with PCB’s. My comment is based on sediment samples but things that live on the bottom are sitting in it and eating other things that that sit in it. The poop and piss are also a problem but I can’t comment on how big a problem since I haven’t seen any data on that subject. For me it’s a great catch and release location. As to where in the bay a fish or lobster is caught, I’m not sure makes much difference. They are all mobile and move in and out of the bay on a regular basis.
     
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    the piss and crap aren't the problem with bay fish . bacteria can be killed by proper cooking. the main problem with sd bay is the contaminent from the navy,continental marine,bae systems and nassco. i would probably eat bugs from shelter island and out to sea.if you do eat from the bay,eat small amounts and infrequently.:jig:
     
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    WHEN YOU COOK SOMETHING AT A VERY HIGH TEMPERATURE IT KILLS ALL BACTERIA. DONT WORRY JUST EAT
     
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    I had Halibut for dinner tonight that I picked up in the bay. I typcially throw back anything caught in the back of the bay.
     
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    Just add salt and garlic and cook well....as in no searing.
     
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    I'm good with offshore, thank you
     
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    I've been a little hesitant to eat them. I caught a 20# halibut in the bay a few months ago and decided to eat it and I'm still alive. If you do decide to take one home for the table, make sure to check it for worms.
     
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    If you want to glow in the dark. The Navy ships have very bad JU JU on their hulls .

    When I was a boy they dumped the sewage at 35 st. That was when the bay was

    really dangerous.
     
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    I LIKE WRITING WITH MY CAPS. LOOK AT ME.
     
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    BUT DOES IT REMOVE THE HEAVY METALS AND OTHER FUN STUFF BUILT UP IN THE TISSUES??? Noooooooooooo.......................

    Cody.... Please use this key and stop YELLING at us....
     

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    I think it was best said by one of the posts above that refered to critters in the bay as moving all around. I dont think that the bugs or any other fish in the bay stop at the security fence at the east end of shelter island. I believe that they scale the fence and go wherever there heart desires, including the south bay and party boat paradise. Who knows about how many heavy metals including leads there are in the bay? I just dont want to be the one thats glowing at my highschool reunion. Happy fishing
     
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    Ive eaten the bigger sandbass caught by the pier in SI along with halibut. Nuthin happened to me. Just use better judgement, if the fish looks a little funky then throw it back. And of course make sure you cook it, no sushi.
     
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    incorrect,

    some bacteria can withstand high temperatures. some bacteria even like to live in high temps.

    if not killed in the cooking process, they can germinate later and still reproduce.

    Very few have this ability to withstand high temps.

    But for the most part, check for worms and dont eat anything out of the back bay.

    Oh, i am a microbiology student
     

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