Islands Solid Coding and not so hungry yellows - South 9 and islands - Saturday 4/17/21

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Needed to run the blue boat and had a rare wind window so we took a look.

Checked The flats for yellowtail. Lotsa bait, no fish seen or metered.

Bounced outside the islands to a couple cod spots. Fishing was slower but solid quality. Instead of puking up red crab, they are all full of “pyrosome”. They are these small, rubbery feeling little animals. They “bloom” from time to time and there are piles of them on our cod spots. Some fish coughed up 20 pieces in various sizes.


With a box full of reds and chucks, we headed to South Island. Found a ton of fish that had zero interest in our offerings. We didn’t have bait but they didn’t want surface iron, yo-yo or slow pitch. Great to see the volume and not shocked. They just need to settle in a bit.
Weather held up and had a nice cruise home for a change.

good luck.

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    Weird little critters. Probably not much nutritional value. Nice timing, Sunday blew outta the north! Windy app was off again! Nice work!
     
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    Looks like some fresh eats!
     
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    Thanks for the report! Really enjoyed the rockfish taco episode this weekend. Would have loved to see to more food porn though 😁
     
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    Saw you run through the middle. Quickly.
     
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    You found a Seadick
     
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    I'm not sure if I find the pyrosomes more disgusting or the bocaccios in your cooler box.

    Dude. Don't beleive the hype. EVERY fish you eat ESPECIALLY rockfish have worms. Big Boccaio do have more worms than most around the belly, but just cut that part out. If you are afraid of worms, dont ever eat a local halibut. They are loaded and will actually come crawling out of your fillets. It's a shame to waste a nice big fish because your "buddy" told you they are gross or have worms. IF you're gonna kill it, eat it.

    Do they typically smell bad? I have only eaten one that I cought with other rock fish and didn't notice.

    They do not. I'll cook them up side by side and it's almost impossible to tell the difference. They just have gotten a bad rap over the years from guys that don't know better. These are the same people that will tell you Bonita is a trash fish. Bonita is amazing. I like it better than local yellowtail, all day. Be open minded and you'll find a lot of delicious fish that people give a bad wrap.
     

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    Dude. Don't beleive the hype. EVERY fish you eat ESPECIALLY rockfish have worms. Big Boccaio do have more worms than most around the belly, but just cut that part out. If you are afraid of worms, dont ever eat a local halibut. They are loaded and will actually come crawling out of your fillets. It's a shame to waste a nice big fish because your "buddy" told you they are gross or have worms. IF you're gonna kill it, eat it.



    They do not. I'll cook them up side by side and it's almost impossible to tell the difference. They just have gotten a bad rap over the years from guys that don't know better. These are the same people that will tell you Bonita is a trash fish. Bonita is amazing. I like it better than local yellowtail, all day. Be open minded and you'll find a lot of delicious fish that people give a bad wrap.
    Put Halibut fillets on ice and watch them crawl out the top. Bonies are one of my favorite too. Treat it like a tuna. Cause it is.
     
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    Bonito ceviche is amazing.
    Worms. Hhahahah seriously?? So many species have one parasite or another. I personally have not had a problem with it enough to turn me off.
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    Dude. Don't beleive the hype. EVERY fish you eat ESPECIALLY rockfish have worms. Big Boccaio do have more worms than most around the belly, but just cut that part out. If you are afraid of worms, dont ever eat a local halibut. They are loaded and will actually come crawling out of your fillets. It's a shame to waste a nice big fish because your "buddy" told you they are gross or have worms. IF you're gonna kill it, eat it.



    They do not. I'll cook them up side by side and it's almost impossible to tell the difference. They just have gotten a bad rap over the years from guys that don't know better. These are the same people that will tell you Bonita is a trash fish. Bonita is amazing. I like it better than local yellowtail, all day. Be open minded and you'll find a lot of delicious fish that people give a bad wrap.
    Every single halibut I’ve tried to pull the cheek meat out had a big fat worm in it. They’re so wormy, but it’s just extra protein.
     
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