Long Beach Breawall.....darn fog....

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  1. mark johnsen

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    Been a while...Got to Davies around 5:30....In and out of fog on the 22...Met a couple of guys waiting it out at the ramp. Bill&Ray on the Hard 8 hope you Gottem! We had some electrical problems but still headed for the bait barge at 6:45... Fog left us with about 50 yard visibility so we putt-putted out to the barge following our gps track from the last time out. Paid $30 for 2 tiny little scoops of big ole sardines....Nacho was not there and the underling was super skimpy on the bait...:hali_parkutuli: Anyway, we couldn't see the breakwall from the bait barge with the fog so we motored over to where we could see the wall and decided to fish outside it until the fog broke!...It didn't break until around the time we decided to head in! ....about 3PM. In the mean time, we made our way around the end of the wall, avoided a couple of kayakers in the fog, got outside and headed west. Our plans for the 150 or Izor's were shattered. No visibility. Captain Don put us on the fish time and time again working up and down the wall. Seas were mellow and we were able to stick the pin good in a number of places. What a great day with a couple of great Brothers! God is good! -Mark


    Final Count (ish)

    12 blue perch (mostly Squid)
    2 rockfish (shrimp/mackerel) 1 released
    12 calico bass (sardine/shrimp/mackerel) 7released
    1 sand bass (don't remember)
    4 sheepshead (shrimp/squid) 2 released
    50 Mackerel (20 chummed, 20 realesed. 10 filleted to feed to my chickens) mmm....Protein!






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  2. antdog562

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    Way to make it work...
     
  3. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    You guys keep the blue? How do they taste?
     
  4. mark johnsen

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    Yes, I'll let ya know....
     
  5. Croaker.Stroker

    Croaker.Stroker Old White Guy

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    Good report. It was very foggy out there today. Patchy. I am interested in your boat. What is the story of the bamboo steering wheel ?
     
  6. GettinUglysSon

    GettinUglysSon Well-Known "Member"

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    Also curious about how the blue perch taste. I've heard they are terrible eating. But never confirmed that personally. How big were the calicos you kept?

    Thanks for the report.
     
  7. gved823

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    Good report, looks nice out there
     
  8. Bubba

    Bubba I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Tried them once, never again.
     
  9. Capt.C.Delany

    Capt.C.Delany Club a Sea Lion, not a Sandwich.

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    Ill never forget working on a Sport boat that will remain nameless and we were at Catalina. We had this woman on board that looked like a version of Madea from those Tyler Perry movies. Fishing was slow but the blue perch were full speed. This woman had a blast pulling on those things on the light spinning rod she brought... She had to have been close to a bag limit and then she noticed the "jelly fish" and "Cigars" floating down from the bow and that the Blue Perch really seemed to like the "Cigars.." her reaction was absolutely priceless.. First she was trying to drop her strip of squid near the Cigar... then you could actually see everything start to click in her head as the Head door closed and here comes this 300 pound dude walking out a bit lighter with a big smile on his face... "oh, lordy have mercy! Get them shit eatin' fish out my bag..." it was classic.
     
  10. Parker guy

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    Classic fish eating shit story. Well done Mr. Jassole. How huge?
     
  11. Johnlgarrison

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    Years ago I heard a story that blue perch are not native to California. Mr Wrigley needed something to clean poop out of the harbor at Avalon. He brought them from South America because they were known for their appetite for shit. Never tasted one myself.
     
  12. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have not had one myself, but I have experienced their aggressive eating behavior. They seem to hold in schools even as adults, which makes them very competitive. I can understand the shit eating in that respect, since they will hit almost anything that hits the water aggressively and which fits in their tiny mouth.

    That said, this page: http://kenjonesfishing.com/2016/10/halfmoon/ says they're not bad eating. I guess it's just up to you whether you're willing to chance it.
     
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    Capt.C.Delany Club a Sea Lion, not a Sandwich.

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    Tilapia are also shit eaters... funny considering how many people eat them. I remember Mike Rowe did an episode of Dirty Jobs and they were raising Tilapia to clean out canals.
     
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    Not sure about the steering wheel. Captain Don, (the beard) refurbished this thing from an aluminum shell. He is pretty amazing ! Licensed contractor, electrician, plumber, HVAC...you name it! He's the guy you want on your boat if something goes sideways! I'll ask him about the wheel.
     
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  16. mark johnsen

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    14-15 inchers. The released were between 5-13&7/8 inches
     
  17. mark johnsen

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    OK! Here is the big question....Blue perch or Poo Perch?
    Ate them tonight..... I consider myself a pretty good cook...My wife and kids will attest to that! My hunting buddies also, as I am the camp cook. I can actually make spoony edible...(jerky)...So, tonight, got out the heavy duty aluminum foil, twice as large as the area I need for my fish...sprayed the no-stick spray, patted the fish dry and laid the fillets out. Dropped in a couple pats of butter, squeezed half a lemon over the fillets (Blue perch, Calico, Sheephead, rockfish), sprinkled with garlic salt and pepper, and laid thin slices of Jalapeno and red onion over the meat. Folded the foil over to make an air-tight pouch. (fold each edge of the two sides of foil over 3 times) Put it on the grill...(Keep the fish stink out of the house...Happy Mama) When the foil puffs up like a balloon and you hear it sizzling, give it another 5-10 minutes, depending on how long it takes to finish your beer....Then, take it off the grill and puncture the foil. Let the essence recede into the atmosphere before you bring the fish into the house. I laid it out and was first to try...went straight to the blue! Clean palate........Not bad!!!! Nothing offensive about it whatsoever!!! Ask my wife to try it without any explanation...thought maybe it was a little fishy. As I was putting away the leftovers, I tried another bite... Delicious!!!
     
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    Something to think about . . .
    Save all your Mackerel.
    When you get back to the ramp give them to someone hoop netting for their fresh bait.
    Besides the good-karma you just might find someone whom you can give you something you need to start your day off with a BANG. Suggestion.

    Nice report!
     
  19. Tuna Vic

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    Way to preserve (I hate fog) and still produce,glad you got home safe!
     
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    Next time try soaking it in milk for a couple hours before cooking. The enzymes in the milk will remove that fishy taste. Doesn't matter if it is whole milk or fat free....works the same.
     

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