Sea Bass

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by cutrunner, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    When i was in CostaRica (pacific side) i had some seabass at one of the local "questionable"resterants. Well it was excellent! We have seabass in my area (i believe) (middle east coast of florida) are they good to eat? How would you target them and where are they?
  2. backwaterbandits

    backwaterbandits Well-Known Member

    Black Sea Bass are very good table fare.
    Used to be real common over here on
    the gulf coast and are still around, but not
    in the numbers they once were.
    A lot of resturants serve Chilean Sea Bass
    that I think are the same fish.
    Small but tasty. :)

  3. HighSide25

    HighSide25 Well-Known Member

    go to 70-120' of water in the ocean. drop down half a squid. wait 30 seconds. pull up seabass. if no bites in 30 seconds, move half a mile and try again.

    bad part, i believe it is illegal to keep see bass now, check out fishing regulations
  4. floridanative1028

    floridanative1028 I Love!

    Do you put crack on your baits? :cool:
  5. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Lol Avenue D is in ft pierce, easy to pick up a couple 8 balls. :D. Only kidding
  6. TheBrazilNut

    TheBrazilNut Guest

    Since you were on the Pacific side I doubt that is the same Sea Bass caught in the Atlantic. Also "The Chilean Sea Bass" real name "Toothfish"
  7. jeross

    jeross Fresh AND Salt ... it ain't my fault!

    This is the Chilean Sea Bass


    As TheBrazilNut said, its real name is the Patagonian Toothfish. It's a deep water Pacific species. Your sea bass could have been virtually anything though, since local names can vary.
  8. SilentHunter

    SilentHunter Resin Slinger

    royce i got the spot.

    biggest one i caught there was 21 inch seabass.

    and they are all 18-21 inches dude...

    we can slay em
  9. backwaterbandits

    backwaterbandits Well-Known Member

    I guess I should have said "Small but toothy" :)
  10. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    Doesnt look too appetizing.. Whatever the fish was, its meat was like snapper but lighter and flakier.
  11. djorgens

    djorgens one more cast...

    taken from

    Updated:  June 15, 2011

    Atlantic OceanNOAA Fisheries Service determined that the 2010-2011 recreational annual catch limit (ACL) of 409,000 pounds for black sea bass (set in Amendment 17B) was reached before the end of the fishing year.  As an accountability measure, the recreational fishery for black sea bass in federal waters of the South Atlantic closed Feb. 12, 2011 and reopened June 1, 2011.  This action was intended to prevent overfishing of black sea bass.

    In an effort to keep anglers from exceeding the annual catch limit for black sea bass in future fishing years, NOAA Fisheries Service approved regulations that reduce the recreational bag limit for black sea bass from 15 to five per harvester per day in federal waters of the Atlantic.  This bag limit reduction will take effect June 22, 2011 in Atlantic federal waters only.

    Charter and headboats that hold federal snapper-grouper permits are required to abide by these federal rules, even in state waters.  The recreational bag limit for black sea bass harvested in state waters of the Atlantic will remain at 15 per harvester per day for anglers who are not fishing from federally permitted vessels.  State waters extend three nautical miles from shore into the Atlantic.

    Size Limit (Total Length) Bag Limit
    State waters 12" Atlantic; 10" Gulf 15 Atlantic
    Federal waters 12" Atlantic 5 Atlantic (effective 6/22/11)


    I have found these to be pretty numerous off east central florida. Any bait dropped down on interesting bottom > 55' deep will yield a seabass pretty quickly.
  12. I Love!

    One of my all time favorite fish! Season opened here yesterday actually..
    I assume were talking different fish, as they only get to about 4-5lb max and the bigger ones get the distinct "knot" on there forhead and have bright blue highlights when they first hit the deck. They taste great and are aggressive little buggers!
  13. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    ^^ mm looks tasty
  14. SilentHunter

    SilentHunter Resin Slinger

    that knot on the top of there head means its a male.

    biggest i caught was 21-22 inches they were some big fillets.
  15. FSUfisher

    FSUfisher Well-Known Member

    We catch those things near jetties and even upriver here on the St. Johns in Jax. There was even an article in the local paper about how black sea bass are expected to be the next big fish to go after now that everything else has been regulated out. Good eating!
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    iMacattack busy, too busy

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