Inshore Sheephead Bay 8/17/21

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Capt Lou
  • Jul 19, 2014
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    Lou
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    '03 Parker 2520 Louie-Lui II
    I'm still waiting on backordered rigging for my 2021 Suzuki 200's so I at least got to fish with a buddy on his 24ft CC. Plan was originally to hit the rockpile but we ventured out SW to the 302 looking for paddies in the hopes of finding some Yellows and Dorado.
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    No paddies found as we motored around to the 226 then decided to run through the Canyon. Next stop was the Islands looking for Yellows. Set up a drift over the many squid beds and bottom fished. I fished a sinker rig/reverse dropper loop and picked off 5 Sheephead all good size with one standout(8lb). They seemed to bite on the edge of the squid bed using the sardine. My buddy fished a traditional dropper loop and the Sculpin liked that presentation while the Sheephead preferred mine. No Yellows, no Mex Navy/Coasta Guerra but beautiful conditions. Malahini and San Diego were in the area. Nice clean 70* water and the conditions were great. How do you like to cook these guys? Tight lines!
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    Ahkhuang

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    Albert Huang
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    1975 Hatteras 36C
    I'm still waiting on backordered rigging for my 2021 Suzuki 200's so I at least got to fish with a buddy on his 24ft CC. Plan was originally to hit the rockpile but we ventured out SW to the 302 looking for paddies in the hopes of finding some Yellows and Dorado.
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    No paddies found as we motored around to the 226 then decided to run through the Canyon. Next stop was the Islands looking for Yellows. Set up a drift over the many squid beds and bottom fished. I fished a sinker rig/reverse dropper loop and picked off 5 Sheephead all good size with one standout(8lb). They seemed to bite on the edge of the squid bed using the sardine. My buddy fished a traditional dropper loop and the Sculpin liked that presentation while the Sheephead preferred mine. No Yellows, no Mex Navy/Coasta Guerra but beautiful conditions. Malahini and San Diego were in the area. Nice clean 70* water and the conditions were great. How do you like to cook these guys? Tight lines!
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    Didn't see the pics earlier. That's a nice 🐐!
     
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    Mike De vito

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    Aug 18, 2021
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    Michael De Vito
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    Nitro
    Nice I thought when you posted Sheepshead Bay you were speaking of my old fishing grounds back in Brooklyn. I prefer to split the fish and oil up some foil, lay the fish skin side down than on the flesh side I put butter, salt pepper garlic (smashed) lemon slices and wrap the package up and place on the grill low heat for about 15 minutes slow steaming in the foil. Once you open it the steam will just make you mouth water.
     
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    lougio

    Capt Lou
  • Jul 19, 2014
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    '03 Parker 2520 Louie-Lui II
    Nice I thought when you posted Sheepshead Bat you were speaking of my old fishing grounds back in Brooklyn. I prefer to split the fish and oil up some foil, lay the fish skin side down than on the flesh side I put butter, salt pepper garlic (smashed) lemon slices and wrap the package up and place on the grill low heat for about 15 minutes slow steaming in the foil. Once you open it the steam will just make you mouth water.
    Yea, being an East Coaster myself(NJ) I thought that might attract some attention. Thx for the recipe.
     
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    Dream to fish

    Deck Swaby
    Jul 25, 2009
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    Phil
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    20' Beachcraft Cuddy
    I like them bbqed with lemon/butter or Italian dressing or in ceviche. Of course you can batter and fry for tacos...
     
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    Croaker.Stroker

    Old White Guy
    Nov 28, 2015
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    Croaker
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    Arima Sea Pacer
    Boil in sugar and water. Baste in butter and Broil in the oven. Dip in drawn butter and eat.

    There are plenty of recipes online….search for “Poor man’s lobster recipe”
     
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    Rabid Fish

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    Alex
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    26'
    Ceviche, fish cakes are common.

    You'll notice those two things, and the other preps mentioned in the other comments have one thing in common: they all try to disguise the taste and texture of the fish. Because it's bad.
     
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