Went out with boys today to try for halibut off of Newport pipe, and Newport reef. But just lizardfish all day one almost 18 inches. They are thick. Fished from 55 feet to 45. Next time I'll try somewhere else.
My proudest angling moment was when otto, Simon and myself threw those 7 slob lizards on the weigh in table to crush the competition. I miss fishing with those guys.....Stellar work.
I had a lizard fish tournament out of Mission Bay several years ago. Otto won. Those were pretty big.
Did you try filleting them