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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:52 pm
EgoNonBaptizo


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Location: Somewhere over the rainbow

9/2/17 Catalina: Very good fishing. Second triggerfish of the year. Small bonito caught by others around me. Large amounts of kelp. Lots of large calico.

9/18/17 Huntington: Mackerel still present but much smaller.

10/8/17 Balboa: Choppy and murky water. Did not see nor catch much.

11/23/17 Catalina: Good fishing. Large numbers of amberstripe scad in good sizes. Large bonito present. Kelp mostly gone. Calico strangely absent. Very large sheephead spotted.

11/25/17 Huntington: Calm water. Slow fishing. Large schools of sardines that refuse to bite with any regularity. No jacksmelt for some strange reason.



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:16 pm
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Nice assortment. How’d you cook the eel and trigger. I know eels good smoked
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:25 am
EgoNonBaptizo


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I used the eel in soup, braised it, and grilled it. There is a lot of meat on an eel for its size. If I had a smoker I would have smoked it. I fried one fillet and used the other in ceviche. I used their frames to make stock.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:30 am
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EgoNonBaptizo wrote:
I used the eel in soup, braised it, and grilled it. There is a lot of meat on an eel for its size. If I had a smoker I would have smoked it. I fried one fillet and used the other in ceviche. I used their frames to make stock.


WTG, whole fish cooking!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:36 am
Ken Jones


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Amberjack scad? Scientific name?

The reason I ask is that the only scad I have read about in California waters is the Mexican scad, Decapterus scombrinus (formerly Decapterus hypodus). It is a species which is common in Mexico but also occasionally seen in California waters (recorded north to Pacific Grove).

I caught a Mexican scad at the Cabrillo Mole in 2007 and would be interested if a new fish has entered our waters.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:08 pm
EgoNonBaptizo


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Ken Jones wrote:
Amberjack scad? Scientific name?

The reason I ask is that the only scad I have read about in California waters is the Mexican scad, Decapterus scombrinus (formerly Decapterus hypodus). It is a species which is common in Mexico but also occasionally seen in California waters (recorded north to Pacific Grove).

I caught a Mexican scad at the Cabrillo Mole in 2007 and would be interested if a new fish has entered our waters.


If I'm not mistaken, Mexican Scads (D. scombrinus ) are synonymous with Amberstripe Scads (D. muroadsi ). Based on some social media posts, they are also being caught with some regularity in San Diego. Several charters such as Newport Landing and Davey's locker have been including them in their fish counts as "Spanish Jack" or "Spanish Mackerel". It appears that there may be a breeding population at Catalina, as I observed both large and small scad.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:18 pm
Ken Jones


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I mistakenly said amberjack scad instead of amberstripe scad.

Obviously hard to tell from the pictures but coloring and spot on gill cover seems more like a jack mackerel than a scad.

Here's a link on amberjack scad:
https://www.mexican-fish.com/amberstripe-scad/

I'll check with Milton Love and see if he has any insights as to their showing up. He's usually on top of new fish sightings. But, it's really neat if they are indeed a new species for the area. I might go over toward the end of December and it would be neat to get a new species.

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