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Old 10-17-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I'm still a bit new but thought I'd start posting and sharing!

I went to dive with a buddy I met on here, I don't want to point him out unless he's okay with it. We went to La Jolla and it was one of the most beautiful days and the clearest waters I've ever seen! Visibility was at least 20 feet probably even up to 30!

We saw loads of perch, opaleye, a bunch of undersized bass, rays / guitarfarish, a jelly fish. I even encountered a sea lion! Which by the way scared the crap out of me.

My buddy got a huge calico bass ( at least I think it was a calico, he's welcome to post here for clarification and the actual size ). I speared a sculpin which could be a cabezon ( If you guys can identify it then let me know! ). It's 16 inches so even if it was a cabezon he was legal.

Here's some pictures and an editted video less than 3 minutes long. I hope you enjoy it!

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Old 10-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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I think it's a cabezon too. Well cabezons are part of the sculpin family anyways.. ( right? )
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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WTG , thanks for posting !!
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #5
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:25 PM   #6
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Fairly positive what you think is a calico is an opaleye
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:02 PM   #7
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Fairly positive what you think is a calico is an opaleye
I don't see how you got the impression that I think a calico bass is an opaleye; I have an opaleye properly labeled in the video.

I didn't even shoot the bass my dive buddy did so I don't have any images of it!
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:34 PM   #8
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went out to the kelp from south casa yesterday and going again tomorrow, vis was 25+ in the kelp
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #9
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conditions look awesome.. good video man
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #10
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Very nice man. I bet you are on top of the world right now.
I haven't seen a cab in years. Great eating.
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:51 AM   #11
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Cabezon are basically very large sculpin...and delicious
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Old 10-19-2013, 02:10 AM   #12
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So when I was cleaning the Cabezon I came across dozens of worms. Some were in the 10"+ range. Is that normal for a Cab? Are Cabs wormy fish in general or did I get a really infested one?

I pulled out over a dozen from each top shoulder area of the fish, the collar area. They're grouped up in a hole where the pectoral fin ends. It was weird pulling out large clumps. There was some in the gut area too but not as much as the pectoral fin areas though.

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Old 10-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #13
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Nice work!
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:36 PM   #14
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Pretty work and nice vid. How were the opaleye eating-wise?
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:59 PM   #15
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Pretty work and nice vid. How were the opaleye eating-wise?
Hey thanks! The opaleye was actually pretty good! The big opaleyes taste pretty good and the meat is pretty firm.

I tried a small one when I was starting out just to taste opaleye. It was so mushy and the taste was just gross. I couldn't eat him.
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