sand dab fishing... whats the point?

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by eviljaysen, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. eviljaysen

    eviljaysen Member

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    14 anglers 1,500 sand dabs... what, why and who does this? they must be catching 5-10 per drop right?

    caught dabs for lingcod bait but what are the sport boats doing??
     
  2. Johnlgarrison

    Johnlgarrison The ultimate goal is memories not dreams.

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    They are so easy to cook, just head and gut them and drop them in a toaster like a PoP Tart.
     
  3. rosspect

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    Maybe a typo??? Never thought about trying to eat em. Lol
     
  4. 4bruce

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    10 anglers with 1640 sand babs sea angler.
     
  5. macalusoaj

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    Sand dabs are one of the sweetest fish around imo... they are just more of a pain to eat then alot of people will bear. I dont mind eating around the bones but the wife will eat maby one before she walks away lol. Head gut and fry in a little lemon butter the things are delicious. Only problem is depending on the size they are runnin it takes from 2 to 15 to make a meal for 1 person.
     
  6. ranchero

    ranchero fishing-pox..?I have fishing plauge

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    awesome eating

    look up recipe san dab or petrale sole san francisco or Tadich Grill style
     
  7. eviljaysen

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    Seems like a lot of work... ill stick to using them for ling bait.

    unless the ones around San Onofre have mutated to not have bones :)
     
  8. sdfishkiller

    sdfishkiller Cod Smuggler

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    You Land-Lubber's are missing out.

    De-lish!

    :hali_olutta:
     

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    That's some wild gear!
     
  10. eviljaysen

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    I love the coat hangers!! and what is that 50 hooks on one line?!? your nuts!
     
  11. radman

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    I've never tried them, but since they re a small flat fish, I would assume they would be like halibut mcnuggets.
     
  13. The Piper Lee

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    These are great eating! Scale em' and fry em' up whole in real butter, I do flour, egg, garlic. If you're careful you can remove the meat from one side pull the head and the whole skeleton off the other side.
     
  14. vinhtran

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    Those pictures are crazy! The coat hanger was definitely thinking out of the box, and the next picture is just amazing.

    I don't mind eating sand dabs, they're not too bad fried up.
     
  15. vinhtran

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    Those pictures are crazy! The coat hanger was definitely thinking out of the box, and the next picture is just amazing.

    I don't mind eating sand dabs, they're not too bad fried up.
     
  16. FishingShirts

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    Damn that's alot of hooks! That could be one big tangle. Sabikis are hard enough to keep straight.
     
  17. 909MARIO

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    Dude they taste great.
     
  18. fishinkid2010

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess you were not in US waters? :rofl:
     
  19. dkd711

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    ISn't it 10 hooks max when fishing dabs!? BTW I'm stealing that hanger setup next time I got for some dabs.


    LOL
     
  20. captjeffjones

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    Nailed it. The old "Glider Inn" in Seal Beach had sand dab almandine on the menu and it was their top dish. The waiter would de-bone the sand dabs table side and serve you just the meat without the bones. Very tasty. Cut the head at an angle and get the head/guts in one cut, then do a very quick scale removal. They do get big enough that two can feed a person, so try to find the bigger models and save the small guys for ling baits.
     

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