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Topic: How common are Blacksmiths?  (Read 661 times)

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Jeremy

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I just saw them for the first time over the weekend.  Around 20FOW, mixed into a school of blues.  Looks like a hybrid between a blue rockfish and a garibaldi.  I was tempted to take one, but the big scales reminded me of a perch, so I passed.

In the ~100 hours of bottom time I have on the central coast, I haven't seen them before.  A sign of warmer waters?  Or maybe I'm just blind?

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they are very common in SoCal, especially at the islands.
Could be that warmer water temps have brought them farther north this year.
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I see em off and on up here...have seen more of them and halfmoons in the past 12 months or so but have seen them before...

  http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=40108.0

I put em in the same category as sheephead and opaleye and calicos...SoCal transplants that if you spend enough time in the water up here you will see...

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how do they taste?
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how do they taste?

Meh.

I haven't shot another one and that was three years ago.

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I see em off and on up here...have seen more of them and halfmoons in the past 12 months or so but have seen them before...

  http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=40108.0

I put em in the same category as sheephead and opaleye and calicos...SoCal transplants that if you spend enough time in the water up here you will see...

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

Glad I didn't take one then, if you haven't eaten one since!  I also saw a school of MASSIVE opaleye near the same spot.  Much bigger than I've seen in SoCal.


 

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