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Offline lokidog

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Cabezon
« on: October 22, 2017, 03:35:18 PM »
Caught this on way back from town. Unfortunately,  a half inch short. Had to get one try in before end of season....

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 04:34:38 PM »
How do you usually cook these? I was halibut and ling fishing last year out of Neah Bay and caught a really large one. I thought the meat was really mushy when I was cleaning it and gave to a friend. Ive since heard they are really good, but that was the only one I have ever caught.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 05:07:51 PM »
To me, a Cabezon is like eating a fish made completely out of Lingcod cheeks....   :drool: :drool:

I prefer them dipped in egg and cornflake crumbs then deep fried.  I try to keep my pieces  less than an inch thick in at least one dimension.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 05:23:40 PM »
Oh man, bummer.  To me, that is one of the best tasting creatures in the sea.  We just licked up our last from the freezer a couple weeks ago.
Look man, some times you just gotta roll the dice

So many free days, so few fish....

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 07:05:03 PM »
Deep fried with some French fries!
Yum!
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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2017, 09:16:03 AM »
I am developing an odd urge to catch one of these magnificently ugly things
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2017, 10:27:39 AM »
I am developing an odd urge to catch one of these magnificently ugly things

I wish I could target them more specifically, just happened to be the first fish I caught, while trying for them.   8)  I also released four really nice Rockfish after tagging the two Coppers.

Here is my biggest, caught this summer.  18 pounds and 30 1/2" long, twas a beast.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 10:52:28 AM »
18 lbs and 10 lbs of it is head!
That thing is a beast!
Some good fillets out of that one.
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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 11:03:59 AM »
 :tup: Ed, how is the new boat running ? Miss you guys .
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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 10:56:21 PM »
:tup: Ed, how is the new boat running ? Miss you guys .

It's been great, though it drinks a lot more gas than the old one.

18 lbs and 10 lbs of it is head!
That thing is a beast!
Some good fillets out of that one.

The state record is 23 pounds, probably only four or five inches bigger.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 05:57:11 AM »
To me, a Cabezon is like eating a fish made completely out of Lingcod cheeks....   :drool: :drool:

100% this!!

As delicious as they are ugly!  I got one 2 weeks ago inside one of my crab pots, a nice 22 incher.  Never caught a fish in a crab pot before, but man was I happy to see it  :tup:

I like to bake them as well.  Usually in an oven safe dish, I cover the top of the fillet with a mixture of mayo, butter, panko and parmesan cheese (about 3 tbsp mayo, 3 tbsp butter, 3/4 cup panko, 3/4 cup parmesan, mixed well).  Maybe a dash of hot sauce and a squirt of lemon in there too.  Then bake 'em at 425 for ~10 minutes.  Good stuff  :EAT: :drool:


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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2017, 06:19:23 AM »
I am developing an odd urge to catch one of these magnificently ugly things

I wish I could target them more specifically, just happened to be the first fish I caught, while trying for them.   8)  I also released four really nice Rockfish after tagging the two Coppers.

Here is my biggest, caught this summer.  18 pounds and 30 1/2" long, twas a beast.

That fish is probably 10 years old. Takes them a long time to get that big. That's awesome.
« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 06:29:25 AM by jagermiester »
Lead em if they're running.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2017, 08:59:28 AM »
It's probably older than that. One CA study shows that 24" Cabezon are generally over 9 years old including a 26" at 12yo and a 28" at 13 yo.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2017, 02:20:30 PM »
That's so cool.
Some rock fish in the sound live like 60 years right?
Lead em if they're running.

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Re: Cabezon
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2017, 06:58:34 PM »
That's so cool.
Some rock fish in the sound live like 60 years right?

Yes, the Canary and Yelloweye grow slow for a long time.

 

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