California Opaleye

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California Opaleye, Girella nigricans: Matt Quilter reported on a fishing trip to this spot just north of Puerto Santo Tomas in Bahia Soledad, Baja California, Mexico, where he caught opaleye up to an estimated 8 pounds. "These are the only two fish that I kept that trip," Quilter said of these photos. Not the greatest eating, but hey, it's fresh fish. These are average fish, probably in the 5-pound range (the knife in picture is 11 inches long). The other photo is the rocks at low tide where all the fish were caught." Description and photos courtesy Matt Quilter.

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California Opaleye, Girella nigricans: Photo courtesy Trout Traubman.

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