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Old 07-27-2006, 02:29 AM   #1
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Default Grunion hunt Hermosa Beach 7/27



I havn't been Grunion hunting since I was a kid but my fience Tina and my kids wanted to go see what its all about so I decided to take them.

I now remember why I havn't gone in so many years

The Grunion made a showing but would only come up a few at a time and would run away very fast and of coarse we had some people with flashlight and running through the water to help scare them away even more.

After 2 hours of chasing them suckers we caught about 25 or so

The Grunion should run again tomorrow night between 11pm and 1:30am if anyone wants to go see them.
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:35 AM   #2
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I haven't done that in a few years either.
Have you ever eaten them?
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:55 AM   #3
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They taste good? Only time I ever saw Grunion was in Mexico, THOUSANDS of them!
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:33 AM   #4
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We will try to deep fry them and see how they taste
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:41 AM   #5
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Speaking of that, I ate a belly full of sushi yesterday...

That and the heat + stress= a session of

No fun making chum.
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:23 PM   #6
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Years ago I used to check the newspaper for predicted grunion runs and fish the surfline the next day for 'buts. I think we caught some but it was so long ago I don't remember
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Old 08-09-2006, 10:17 AM   #7
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Full moon tonight, so whats it...A couple nights later?
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:47 AM   #8
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I know it?s an old thread but it?s not often that I get to give good advice to more experienced anglers.

First off I love eating Grunion. They taste fanf**kingtactic. Not to brag too much but?I kick ass at catching them. Been doing it since I was a kid.

Roger, when they first start to show, DON?T GRAB THEM! Those are the scouts. If they give the ?all clear? soon you will see this?

And remember to keep light off them.
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Old 12-04-2006, 10:00 AM   #9
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How do you cook them Nate?
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:28 PM   #10
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I tried to cook a few last time and did not like the taste. We tried to pan fry and deep fry them and me and Tina did not like them.

I will stick to bigger/better fish like the halibut they come after them!
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:29 PM   #11
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Battered and fried is good but smoked is the best.

In Italy (Lake Como) they catch a little sardine/grunion looking thing, and I took it from them.

Edit: smoke'em Roger!
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:35 PM   #12
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They sure are fun to catch, and watch people catch. JP
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Old 12-04-2006, 01:41 PM   #13
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Nate do you put them in a brine?
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Old 12-04-2006, 08:44 PM   #14
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Nate do you put them in a brine?
No but thats a good idea.

Usually just ice buckets.
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Old 01-02-2008, 07:37 PM   #15
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if you guys ever get a chance to do it this year, try the Cabrillo marine aquarium grunion events they have, when its that time i'll remind everyone of the dates, they show some old documentary film about the grunion from like 50 years ago, lol, its only like 15 minutes,..heres some pics from the last one, i took my 4year to check it out, cant wait to take the twins, but because of the time change they didnt show up until 12am,..



you get to help fertilize some grunion eggs,..



check out some of the fish they have there,..


and when the time comes go out and catch some,..
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