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Old 11-11-2018, 02:58 PM   #1
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San Diego coastal diversity - a morey eel, approximately 3' long, caught in the kelp.
A powerful slimy snake with a nasty bite. Handle with pliers only.
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It is thought that the California morays off southern California do not reproduceópossibly because the water is too cold. Eels living here hatch off Baja California and drift north as larvae.
Maybe another sign of global warming?
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:28 PM   #2
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Idk man Iíve got plenty of those in hoop nets and they have them all over northern Ca as well so I doubt itís too cold.
Cool catch though on a hook n line. Did you eat it?
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Old 11-11-2018, 09:15 PM   #3
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no, did not eat it, but was interested. What I found is that they are really hard to skin, not much meat and some have toxins with guaranteed stomach pain. Was enough to cool off my appetite.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:45 AM   #4
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It looks scary ((
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Old 11-16-2018, 12:09 PM   #5
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After 10 years of fishing the San Clemente Pier I had never seen a morey eel come up. Then I caught 2 on hook and line a week apart right before Lobster season opened. Both were about 3 feet long, and evil looking. I took the first one home skinned it, which is the most ridiculous undertaking I have ever attempted. Then soaked it in butter milk for the night. The next day I smoked it low and slow for about 5 hours. The meat was white, and very tasty. However there was a bone about every 1/4 inch from end to end. Not worth the trouble to skin them or pick thru the bones. But I checked that one off the list. I need to try the bay ray wings, but I can't seem to get one to bite. Last year it was all I could catch.
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