Gulf Coast - A first for me
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07-05-2012, 08:57 AM
ran into a pack of Bermuda Chubs in about 160 feet of water, south of DI yesterday.
Had to pull out my iphone app to see what they were. I've been off shore for a long time and never caught these nasty buggers. Anybody else got any experience with them?
The app said they were not table fair (I believe that), so we moved onto other things.
07-05-2012, 09:03 AM
not good for anything
too bloody and nasty for bait, and certainly not edible
07-05-2012, 09:05 AM
Bermuda chubs attack!
07-05-2012, 09:28 AM
If you search the internet you'll see people DO eat them though.
07-05-2012, 09:53 AM
They are very common off the Texas coast around the fix oil rigs in 150 - 600' of water.
07-05-2012, 10:43 AM
They are everywhere here in LA
07-05-2012, 11:08 AM
Surely the cajuns have found a good recipe if they are all over LA. If it moves and stays still long enough in LA it'll be eaten.
07-05-2012, 11:21 AM
They are always at the floaters when I go out there. And I have found NO use for them at all except something to catch when the tuna turn off
07-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Its very fine out there so far this year I was 8nm offshore yesterday and had flying fish all in my wake something I normaly see about 50nm+ offshore. The water looks great this year alot better then last year
07-05-2012, 11:27 AM
More salinity. Someone caught a cuda off of Petty Boy island the other day.
07-09-2012, 01:25 PM
Well........ I have eaten the chubs before. They ain't the best thing in the world but they're sure better than jack crevalle.
Why are they not good bait? Seems like the nastier and bloodier the fish is the better it should be for bait. And if your worried about messing up the boat that is what washdown is for.
07-09-2012, 01:46 PM
We caught a nice 20lb gag and tons of 10-15lb snapper on chub fillets. Just don't split open the gut cavity. They are full of nasty stuff.