================================================================================

Subject: palos Verde opaleye off the rock
Name: dcc
Date: May-31-08 2:46pm

I have not fish the Ocean for about a year. Reading the pierfishing.com message board last night got me excited about another opaleye fishing off the PV rock.
I got to the PV about 7:30 AM, already there were about 10 people a head of me/ The wave is big today despite checking the website about predicted swell about 1-2 ft. Using my opaleye rod, 18 ft daiwa interline rod with about 6 lb diameter Fireline(14 lb rating) , I attached a weighted bobber and using good old green pea for bait.
After about 10 minutes, I saw my big red bobber submerged under the water, patiently waited about 2 minutes then I jerk the rod the hook up the fish then it ran 40 feet out. After reeling the line and maintain the rod position about 45 degrees above water, I got the fish close but still the fish was under the water, I lightlt pumped the fish in by tighteing my front drag on my 2000 Shimano Stradic reel and finally saw a glance of the fish. It is 16 inch long, and luckily I had my telescopic net(18 foot) net next to me.
Here is the picture of the fish/
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/dcc/DSC_0192.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v392/dcc/DSC_0186-1.jpg

================================================================================

Subject: Re: palos Verde opaleye off the rock
Name: kelpangler
Date: May-31-08 3:35pm

Here are the pics...





That's a slab!

================================================================================

Subject: Nice opaleye, one of my favorite fish.
Name: Ken Jones
Date: May-31-08 6:11pm

================================================================================

Subject: Re: Nice opaleye, one of my favorite fish.
Name: kennycrft
Date: May-31-08 10:57pm

ken, what fish would you compare the taste of opeleye. how are they usually cooked? suki

================================================================================

Subject: It's an inbetween flavored fish...
Name: Ken Jones
Date: Jun-1-08 11:09am

not as mild as halibut but also not strong flavored like mackerl. Most of the time I just clean them and do the usual pan fried method—flour, corn meal and oil. I think someone did give a bbq recipe. I'll find it.

____________
Support UPSAC! Help preserve pier and shore fishing in California.

================================================================================

Subject: BBQ Opaleye—
Name: Ken Jones
Date: Jun-1-08 11:10am

Posted by whiskerfish

In my opinion, opaleyes are best bbq whole. Because of their tough skin, they cook well over charcoal. First, gut the fish and clean out all gill parts. Remember to clean out the blood under the air bladder. Leave scales and fins on. Stuff two green onion bulbs into stomach cavity. Let charcoal burn till amber red and throw the whole fish in. (On the rack of course.) Cook until fins are burnt or until skin begins to crack and shrink. On the side, prepare chopped scallons and fry in olive oil until aroma begins to release. After removing fish from the bbq, peel skin and scale off (it should come off very easy), spread the olive/onion over the meat and sprinkle your favorite seasoning. My favorites are salt, pepper, lemon pepper, lemon, and chile powder (sparingly). Must be served right off the bbq.
Enjoy, WF


____________
Support UPSAC! Help preserve pier and shore fishing in California.

================================================================================

Subject: Nice BIG Opaleye!
Name: corbinaman1
Date: Jun-1-08 1:28am

================================================================================

This page was generated in 0.051746 seconds