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Topic: Rockfish ID question  (Read 357 times)

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Hey all.

Fish from yesterday. 22.5" ling (hail mary on the way in), nice ling, small rockfish to cook whole, and a big rockfish (in the middle). Is it a yellowtail?
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 04:38:08 PM by dtizz »


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Looks like an olive to me but they can be hard to tell apart from yellowtail especially dead.


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Was wondering about an olive too. Either way it was a good fish to pull on board during a slow morning.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 03:03:52 PM by dtizz »


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Looks like a big grass rockfish to me, especially that head shape.

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 here`s an Olive for comparison , I  harvested  North of TC. Frikken tasty too


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It definitely had a big head and a tall, chunky body, not a streamlined fish at all. Nice whitish flesh on the fillets.

Didn't look like that (nice!) olive above.
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That big rf looks like a grassy to me too...caught one at the cape last year, let it go cuz i couldnt make a positive id.   Hear theyre good eating too.  Nice stringer


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It definitely had a big head and a tall body, not a streamlined fish at all. Nice whitish flesh on the fillets.

fillets..what ! you don`t eat the whole thing ?  what a waste  SMH ... :smt009    :smt002


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It's a grass rockfish, and they taste spectacular.
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VK, in my defense, I did cut the collars out, which will go to the grill with the ling collars. It was too big to get in the steamer or in the wok! Plus those filets look sooooo good.


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VK, in my defense, I did cut the collars out, which will go to the grill with the ling collars. It was too big to get in the steamer or in the wok! Plus those filets look sooooo good.

Acceptable ! my  maternal Grandparents, GGP, Great Uncles etc etc, were all fishermen / boat builders from Riva Trigoso ,Italy and I`m married to a Chinese woman ..we eat it all ..LOL


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I guess I had in my mind grassies being smaller fish and pretty shallow water (however, I got it in about 20' in tight to rocks)... like small rockfish you catch pokepoling. Didn't know they got that big - I didn't measure it but figure it was pushing 20" at the most.

Thanks all!

« Last Edit: July 06, 2017, 03:36:28 PM by dtizz »


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No idea they got that big.  Nice fish.


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Looks like a fat Grassie. 
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