LJOS.. ridiculous fish the last couple days

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  1. Werfless

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    Absolutely got into a few including this complete unit. Bite has been good, tide and grass willing, went again today, but was a bit late to make good on the tide, it was what it was. But a few days of straight up stupidity easily compensate for one lackluster day.. had to move and move again...
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    Nice opaleye, thanks for the report! Definitely better than my last couple of outings, which were full off salad and skunk.
     
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    Sometimes fishing close can pay off...
     
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    Nice,
    Thanks for the report!
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    Gorgeous Opaleye, I’ve never seen one that size, how do they taste, the ones I’ve caught have always been to small to consider eating them?
     
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    Tasty as heck, but you have to get over the texture. They aren't very fish like in texture, I have heard it called "hairy", or layered like pages in a book. Fine flavor though
     
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    Nice.....
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    Nice opaleye. Watched through your recent vids and it sure looks like good sessions.
     
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    I have been very pleased with this bite I have been working. Even the desert is still biting well for me, surprisingly. Usually bigger opaleye are only targetable during midwinter for a couple weeks, but this rough surf has apparently given me a second shot...
     
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    Kind of like a cross between California Condor and spotted wooden owl?
     
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    Aftertaste of white shark...
     
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    Sounds like a good candidate for fish cakes. Ever try them that way?
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    Was never an issue for me, I just fry em. Have seen ceviche made that looked pretty good too.
     
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    I grew up fishing Opaleye off the rocks on Pras and Moss at Laguna Beach. My Mom made Fishcakes out of them. Very good! Then I got a Boat and my first trip to the Isthmus at Catalina and I was surrounded by Giants, bigger than Dinner plates and four times as thick. We caught them on Bread with the light rigs and they were tough fighters. Ruined me for the local ones. My Kids always wanted to go to Catalina just for the Opaleyes.
     
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    bendopolo , there are ridiculous opaleye and halfmoon at Cat... Nice work with the kids
     
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