Low tide Critters II

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  1. basstard

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    After checking the tide and finding out it was a wicked low. I set out on an adventure and Puss was on the menu. I knew I could catch a few off guard by the negative tide. IMG_20200111_155838209.jpg Plus I always like looking for critters even if I cant eat them. It was a successful hunt 12 captured all by hand. I let 5 of them go and kept what I thought would be the most tastee. I always find some thing cool and new. Here are some pictures to enjoy IMG_20200111_162316670.jpg IMG_20200111_155432557.jpg here is some kind of sea cucumber. It was longer before I picked it up. Apparently nobody told her that the tide would be dropping and leaving her exposed. Now in this next 3 pictures I found what this pink creature. I think it might be an eel despite having fins and what seems to be breather gills. not sure but it was so aggressive It repeatedly and violently kept biting me and shaking its head .trying to tear into me IMG_20200111_160932852.jpg IMG_20200111_160905620.jpg IMG_20200111_160923342.jpg IMG_20200111_155838209.jpg IMG_20200111_162614189.jpg IMG_20200111_163147257.jpg a couple of baby giant kelp fish and what I think may be some kind of mud skipper. very vocal was the mud skipper almost like it was yelling at me. lol. also not pictured countless worms,crabs,and somekind of sucker fish IMG_20200111_160052029.jpg IMG_20200111_181850228.jpg IMG_20200111_182237726.jpg IMG_20200111_193220637.jpg and a tastee well deserved dinner of all my finest catches and fruits of my labor ...Big Eye tuna steaks, very tender fried octopus, rice and and a Sam Adams to wash it down. thanks for reading my story brah...... tight lines and quick hands
     
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    King tide definitely has the low tide very extreme. Wondering who else besides you took advantage of it and go to fish some normally normal unreachable spots. How did you prep your octopus?
     
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    I boiled for an hour and then fried. I usually don't fry food so i'm not that good at it. Most of the crunchy bread crums didnt stick. but the boiling made it soft so it came out just fine.
     
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    Pink fish looks like a larval midshipman! Cool find, never seen one that big before.
    I think the mudskipper might be a gunnel?
     
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    Very cool! I'm almost certain that's a blind goby (Typhlogobius californiensis).

    The mud skipper is a male bay blenny (Hypsoblennius gentilis).

    You have a picture of a California clingfish (Gobiesox rhessodon), I'm guessing that's what you're referring to as a sucker fish. Very cool finds!!
     
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    Love the report! Low tide adventures are awesome.

    I caught a puss off guard this past Friday while collecting mussels. Cool critters for sure!
     
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    What's the BIG EYE marinated in?
     
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    Very cool . Thanks for putting names to my creature finds. the names you stated totally fit. I couldn't see any eyes on the "goby" . I kept thinking blemmy when I refered to the "mud skipper" maybe in the same family? and the cling fish was totally clinging to me the rocks, plants, what ever it could
     
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    A mango chipotle vinaigrette I found at the 99c store and had to try. I marinated in morning and cooked in evening.....Bomb! The octopus I fried in a red pepper infused oil so it had a snap kick to go with it
     
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    looks like he showed you whos boss . very cool
     
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    Thanks coach. I still want to get out to the IV if you ever wanna meet up out there for a sesh
     
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    The IV is crazy fun.. also like fishing on the moon
     
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    Interesting finds. good meal for the night?
     
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    With another nice tide coming this weekend I was thinking about trying out octopus hunting myself. Any advice for someone who hasn't done it before? I know you can only use your hands to catch them but does that also mean you can't use as pole or something long to poke the holes?
     
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    anywhere the muddy bottom and rocks are exposed. rather than using a pole and hurting the puss and still not be able to pull them from their holes only grab ones that are grabbable. same with a lobster you don't want to hurt the little fellas and not be able to harvest them. There are plenty out there. look for a "shell graveyard" around low laying rocks, a tale tale sign of puss near by
     
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    Ok what tips can you give me to finding these guys because I've tried and cannot for the life of me find any.
     
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