Huntington Harbor Report 11.18 & 11.20

THE GRAYS

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Oct 20, 2006
264
354
Redlands
Name
The Grays
Boat
2021 Parker 2320
Fished out of Huntington Harbor Wednesday and today. Easy fun days for the family.
150 & Double Rigs: Whitefish, rockfish, sanddabs, bass, sheepshead
All caught on squid, double dropper and rock cod rigs.
Bolsa Chica artificial reef: 22” sandbass and some shorts, giant mantis shrimp, sheepshead, rockfish
Water like glass, great family days.
Most fish caught on Double dropper, large sand bass on slow trolled mack
 

Mike_I

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May 19, 2006
1,120
475
Irvine
Name
Mike_I
Boat
Cabo 216 First Love
Be careful handling those things while alive they'll slice the shit out of you before you know what happened.
 

THE GRAYS

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Oct 20, 2006
264
354
Redlands
Name
The Grays
Boat
2021 Parker 2320
They are terrifying and so strong! We used a net to put it in our extra bait tank, then let it die. Kids were sad to watch such a pretty creature die, but happy to eat it and said they will keep them to eat from now on. Tasted like crab mixed with lobster.
 

frazier

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Dec 25, 2012
391
322
frazierpark ca usa
Name
gordon grant
Boat
30' seaway ( sold ) 22' privateer
They are terrifying and so strong! We used a net to put it in our extra bait tank, then let it die. Kids were sad to watch such a pretty creature die, but happy to eat it and said they will keep them to eat from now on. Tasted like crab mixed with lobster.
Yes they can leave a lasting impression .... lol
 
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jayyyy

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Oct 7, 2008
1,006
230
NorCal
Name
jay
Boat
'04 Sea Pro 220 WA / 225 Honda
Fastest thing in nature is the mantis shrimp spears when deployed.
 
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Rabid Fish

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Jun 27, 2004
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547
32
Southern California
Name
Alex
Boat
26'
OK not trying to be an internet game warden here!

Just FYI because some wardens are the type who would ticket you about this, as sad and petty as that is

You can't keep invertebrates caught on a hook and line in CA.
 

mma

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May 12, 2011
128
58
santa rosa/ca/usa
Name
gary furness
Boat
na
cool to see Stomatopods in a picture. in your hand, not so much.
called "split toe" in the Caribbean area for a reason :)
 
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kevina

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Sep 10, 2006
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1,684
93
redondo beach
Name
kev
Boat
25' aqua sport
OK not trying to be an internet game warden here!

Just FYI because some wardens are the type who would ticket you about this, as sad and petty as that is

You can't keep invertebrates caught on a hook and line in CA.
Tell the F&G that he is welcome to fish it out of the bait tank and throw it back with his hands, Because you don't have a dip net :eek:.
 

Oldtimer2

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Jul 29, 2020
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494
Iowa City Iowa
Name
Rob Malone
Boat
don't got no boat
Learn things every day on these boards.

Always wondered what the M. shrimp tasted like. I assumed that they would be good, but didn't know.
(That is a great pic of the beast. About how long was it?)

And I did not know that invertebrate caught on fishing line was not legal. We often caught crabs while fishing (we called them rock crabs) while fishing off rock jetties, and we kept and ate them. This was a long time ago, and maybe it was legal way back then.
They looked like this with black tips on their big claws:
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THE GRAYS

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Oct 20, 2006
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354
Redlands
Name
The Grays
Boat
2021 Parker 2320
Learn things every day on these boards.

Always wondered what the M. shrimp tasted like. I assumed that they would be good, but didn't know.
(That is a great pic of the beast. About how long was it?)

And I did not know that invertebrate caught on fishing line was not legal. We often caught crabs while fishing (we called them rock crabs) while fishing off rock jetties, and we kept and ate them. This was a long time ago, and maybe it was legal way back then.
They looked like this with black tips on their big claws:
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I bet those crabs were tasty! The shrimp was 9 inches. If we ever catch a mantis shrimp hook and line, we would release it. They are an awesome creature and even at that size, not a ton of meat on it.

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