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Old 11-04-2019, 12:44 PM   #1
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Havenít had a line in the water lately, but....

Been bringing em in west of Santa Monica!

Iíve mostly been Freediving off of a modified body board with a polespear.
Getting ready to start ranging in the scupper pro and bringing a live bait rig with me.... especially when WSB season hits in the winter.

Itís been really awesome to find more foraging in the shallows.
So much good uni and scallops out there Iíd you know where to look.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:34 PM   #2
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Is that a wavy turban snail above your stringer?

I've tried eating them once or twice, but never found a tasty way to go about it.
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:55 AM   #3
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Looks Great
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Old 11-05-2019, 07:04 AM   #4
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A lot of vittles there. How does one prepare the Uni?
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:21 PM   #5
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On the snail, tbh, Iím not sure Iíd go again... wanted to try them and whelks since theyíre everywhere. Too rubbery for my taste.

On uni, they can be kinda tricky... basically you are eating the reproductive organs... 5 big orange strips.... you cut out the beak, cut with scissors in opposite directions from the hole, and pry apart with two spoons to crack open... then you just scoop with a spoon... separating the black is like separating eggs only a bit more finicky. I put them in a salty ice bath, then paper towel dry into a bowl covered with Saran Wrap in the fridge... keeps for a couple of days.

You can eat raw... kinda like butter with an ocean taste... my top 3 fav sushi.

The trick is finding good ones... sometimes theyíll not yield a ton... better ones yield a lot. Pictured is an ideal size... finger thick and firm.
Also donít mess with the little purples. (Though I do love to smash them up to attract Goats) You want big red/dark/maroon ones. I hear if they have a shell/rock/piece of kelp hitch hiking on their back theyíre more likely to yield.

If youíre not into sushi, just smash in with butter and toss in pasta. Best pasta Iíve ever had
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:33 PM   #6
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I think you are an Artist and a Hedonist, and perhaps a Bohemian

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Old 11-06-2019, 08:26 AM   #7
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This is cool. I like it!
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:50 PM   #8
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Eating like 4 urchin's worth of freshly harvested uni in a sitting is a gross/amazing/hedonistic experience like few others. I love them. Haven't had any in a while though
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:39 PM   #9
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Way to go!! Love uni sushi/sashimi.
When fresh, the overwhelming nutty taste of the ocean is unbeatable.
Of course, those goats are pretty tasty too.
Now, all I can think of is sushi for lunch!!



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Old 11-22-2019, 05:12 PM   #10
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(tips hat) I'll take it! All of it

Thanks all
I've been having a blast with these sheephead. Getting closed to finished on these perch and opaleye. They're fun to shoot, but a bit tough.... I was thinking maybe better for ceviche...

getting a bit cold out there even for a wetsuit. Gearing up to soak a line before rockfish season closes now.
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:59 AM   #11
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Old 12-04-2019, 02:58 AM   #13
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Looks great! You've got great pictures. Probably had a nice dinner or lunch after such a catch
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