Inshore Izors SandBass tacos

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Fished Izors yesterday 4-15-21 and caught 11 fish in 3hrs. 9 sand 2 calico and a descent size mackerel all on 100g colt snipers. The bass can’t resist these snipers, they are fun to fish, they get down fast and 3-4 cranks boom. The fish have plenty of food and they still can’t resist. There were tons of bait and the bass were spitting up pryosomes so reaction bite is the way to go. I kept 1 calico and had fish tacos and a Buddy of mine said the Barred sand Bass have really nice white flakey meat similar to rockfish and make great beer battered or fried tacos. Obviously it’s not White Sea bass or halibut or anything similar but curious if anyone keeps and eats a few

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ctmfish

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I try not to eat much bass mainly due to inshore pollution of DDT in the LA areas but do prefer calico over sandbass, just tastes a little better. Key is to eat it fresh or don't freeze for long. Sandbass also makes pretty good ceviche believe it or not but always use fresh fish.
 
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dudeman

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Nice day of catching!
I think sandbass are about the same as calico to eat. White meat a little greaser than rockfish (like calico). They have some brown veins on the skin side of fillet that might not look as good as calico, but I don't think it affects the taste.
 
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RodRage

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    Nice work skipper, Sand Bass tacos are BOMB!
     
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    pacificscout

    Hey! You got any frozen ice?
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    I like fishing snipers until I lose one. Makes me sad.
    Good job at Izors. Looks like your on a ski. That's a super quick fun run. Seas look decent.👍👍
     
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    HBsurf fisher

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    Yep took out the FishPro, I lost 1 sniper but tried for 5min to save it, moving back and forth 😂😂 there are probably thousands of lures stuck at the bottom of izors
     
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    beerman1

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    Thanks for the report. I’ll be taking out a buddy and his 11 y/o son tomorrow. Conditions permitting, we’ll try Izors.
     
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