First diamond turbot ever!

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  1. DogDudeDrone

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    This dropshot with gulp mullet is getting hit almost every cast but only a few actually eat the whole lure, many lost tails...today I fished the same spot I’ve been fishing for 3 days now and got a surprise! A diamond turbot choked the gulp, unfortunately I wasn’t able to get the hook out, I thought about keeping but just let go. Would it be safe to eat from the end of SD river? Bummer but still very cool to catch!


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    Also got me a decent spotty!

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  2. Rokbury14

    Rokbury14 I never have to feel like that again
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    I know where you are....one of my favs....good to seen a catch from there. I was starting to believe the construction was driving the fish away. Lol. Ive taken croker, turbot and hali form their wth no effect....cept for the twitch.
     
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    Damn I should have kept it, I really feel bad. Live and learn.
     
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    Rokbury14 I never have to feel like that again
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    Terbot is really good. A dude on this site (werf) told me he keeps anything around 10"...just sayn.....
     
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    Beast turbot. One or two every so often won't hurt you, don't believe the hype, seriously. So much BS in our everyday life.
     
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    It was big for a turbot right? Bummer, I screwed that one up, I could tell when I was driving home and I smelled my hand, no fishy smell like a halibut...weird! Bet it is bomb, and I just fed it to other fish :(
     
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    It is so good it is unreal.. seriously..
     
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    It scares me werfless, for real. I pull up some freakin weeds and pulled em off my hook, looked down at my hand and see like 5 little bugs crawling around. I'm sure parasites are on every fish in the water, how should I have prepared this turbot if kept? Freeze it? straight fry it and don't worry? Tasty ;) But still I get concerned dude.
     
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    Look.. bugs and mini organisms are part of a healthy environment. If there weren't any little creatures, THAT would be a real reason for concern
     
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    Kind of like micro organisms are good for plants. Ok, your turning my head.
     
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    Last time i ate turbot... i covered it in a salt crust (internet) and baked it at 300? till the crust was a light tan, cracked it open and devour....wont feed a family of 4 but wth some lemon on a saltine cracker...oh my!!!!
     
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    Ya know what, I've been feeling bad but when I think about it I have only been fishing for a bit over a year. When I caught my first sculpin I couldn't even hold it and gave it away. Now I love sculpin. The SD river has scared me with it's signs of toxic algae. If I'm going to go hunt I need to be ready to understand what and where I'm hunting right? I hate how that sounds, I wasn't raised to "hunt" but I respect everyone's right. If I go "hunting" for fish I should harvest if I believe it will die.
     
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    Yes, the SDRC is a nutrient rich environment. In moderation, the fish from there are probably just fine. If you can eat fish out of SD Bay, the New River (check it out, hilarious), or local lakes, the SDRC should be easy money
     
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    Europeans are crazy about turbot. The French even have a specific way of eating it at fancy restaurants. Here's a pretty simple recipe.
    How to barbecue turbot
     
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    I’ll take a turbot over hali anyday
     
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    Nice work. As Rokbury14 mentioned i personally feel like the construction on Ingraham bridge has slowed the fishing over there.

    As for eating fish from the river estuary area..I have eaten a few yellowfin croaker and a turbot from there before and I'm still alive lol. Not my favorite area for eaters, but once in awhile I don't think will have any ill effect.
     
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