How to CATCH and Cook Whole Fish on an Open FlameFeb 27, 2020
good morning, this is where i slept last night, the trunk of my car, are they comfortable, if i say so, do i have a 4 inch insulated sleeping bag? I go on a trip and go
fishing north I go
fishing south so I don't have to rent a hotel for 100 bucks or pay 50 bucks to stay in a campground sometimes I pull over on the side of the road and sleep in my car so I can do a fair amount of editing here too, all I do is lift the passenger seat. I have a small table that I could put my laptop on, but the main thing is to sleep, so with my sleeping bag in Slater and my pillow I prepare all this before I leave my house and sometimes if I am not in these Dirt roads these back roads where I could just go out and sleep easy many times I'm in the city like sometimes I'll be in Monterey or sometimes San Francisco and if I want to sleep you have to find my little cuddy place that don't be suspicious so what i do is i go to a residential area where there aren't many street lights how the trees are good and i like to sneak in when it's a little late like 11:00 11:30 all lights They're off in the house and then I pull over somewhere I turn off the lights I make sure no one has seen me I make sure all the interior lights are off climb in the back I put a little blanket in here and go man I'm in the fucking Toyota Highlander nobody I'm going to I suspect I'm sleeping here so it looks like a run-of-the-mill passenger car but I'm having the best night's sleep of my life in this little thing so that's my advice if you want to go sleep in your car save some money. in hotel campgrounds you have a small suv do it like this residential areas thats the way when you here trying to do it like that forget walmart parking lots too many lights security guards of that stuff residential areas i never had a problem and i slept in my car 2030 times never had any encounter so yeah enough talk about my dream.
I have this place. You remember the place with the stairs. It was a video from the past. The place of the stairs. how it starts a little poison oak and a rope and eve really called the place of ropes and ladders did i mention poison oak? Yeah, it's a little overgrown since the last time I was here. go to the person who built this, sorry i found your place, your secret place, and only a fisherman would make a path like this with four aluminum ladders up a steep cliff. I'm with you, man, and I know your secret is safe with me.
I would never tell anyone where this place is now that we got to the place. We will move on to a slightly more technical aspect of fishing. I know I've answered this many times, but I'm still constantly asked how. fishing for beginners so today i will show you exactly what you need to go rock fishing bait fishing is the easiest way anyone can start as long as you know how to tie knots you can
catchsome rock fish this is what which i use after looking at the swell, current and wind i decided on a three ounce weight today you will also need two swivel snaps to hold the weight then you will need two hooks.
I recommend anything between two OTTs and five, it could be a bait holder, it could be octopus when you're rock fishing there. There are tons of drawbacks, hence the name rock fishing, which is why I have a sixty five pound braid on my reel. I recommend anything 50 lbs or more, anything less than that will hook you up and when you try to free it it will just break but 65 lbs, you can move a rock, you can cut kelp, so 65 lbs is good for the leader. I'd like this to break first before my main line so it's now 50lb fluorocarbon whether I'm in a boat or rock fishing. i tied my leaves the same way dovecote knot from braid to swivel folded that line twist it through like a regular old knot make sure those lines are the same then pull it out give it some wet spit then you can just pull a line or both pull that down your Palomar knot this is great strong knot to attach anything to the braid now the reason i attached a swivel to my braid is because if i want to change the leaders i can easily do it with the loop of perfection so i take the tag end in my right hand and fold it once double it in front take the tag end place it in the middle then pull one of the loops through the back loop.
I don't even need to spit. There's my perfect lasso. I can tie. about a foot down from the perfect loop it will make a big twist around your toes and make four twists make sure the loop is big enough for a hook to go through one two three four pass fingers through it pull that line at the bottom through the top cinch down make sure everything stays tight spit it out a little squeeze it tight there's a dropper loop you're going to do two of these down another foot do same thing now with my snap turn right at the bottom of my leader i'm going to do a clinch knot so pass it through the eye wrap it around four times one two three and four and it's not the improved rivet knot no need for that pass it straight through the hook at the bottom with the tag pulling up with the tines and then snap it down that won't go anywhere that's what you're attaching a 2/3 ounce weight to now with the weight on the part bottom under the point of the hook up pass through the eye with that dropper loop through the eyes of the hook pull it on and thread it over the hook now your hook is ready to fish we have two styles Floral Top Hook 50lbs three ounce weight I'm going to thread a piece of squid I like it big and thick so I'm trying to
catcha fish today so that goes on my octopus hook just thread it on the back and d back and forth the squid is really hard, so it's not very likely to come off the hook before casting, make sure your line is not wrapped around the tip of your rod reel, go up about a half foot to the turn, lift the line off your reel . close there make sure your drag is tight
openthe Bale and cast it into the deepest place it seems like wherever it's dark and the waves don't break it won't even cast far but right in between that channel seems very deep to me , hold the line until you feel it hit bottom that way you'll get an idea of how deep it is now reel in so you have a little bend in your rod that way you're feeling the fish you're right on and then tighten your drag.
I suggest holding your rod if you are rock fishing because if you get a fish you want to set the hook and pull them towards you, you don't want them to have any chance of swimming back. down to a rock pit my lines have been sitting there for about eight minutes and haven't gotten any bites so when i'm ready to reel in i need to make sure my drag is locked in and then i want to do a quick retrieve like i like a crab you want to pick that thing up reel in quickly so you don't get snagged oh if you get snagged that's ok be patient give it a few taps and the truth of the matter is a lot of times you'll just get snagged and have to break even with this heavy line so bring lots of tackle because i might lose some stuff lets try it again and a little further cast to a little deeper area see how it works im changing it up a bit now i just have one hook one piece of bait I'm just gonna stick it in every little pocket around here we go man I can get one I believe in myself I make sure I don't fall backwards in this water come on fishy fishy fishy man e, it's slow here so I'm trying something different. one of these rock limpets we'll see, come on man you know I'm hooked again.
I tried limpets. I tried squares. uid i tried swim baits now i'm testing mussels throwing as much as i can at these fish yeah i almost think these fish can feel the desperation in my hand through the line so i'm going to lower my rod it works so even though I promise most of the time, oh my gosh dude, seriously, okay, look at how frustrating it is for you that I didn't catch any fish in this video. y'all i think i got a fish or something heavy what is this a crab or something definitely heavy there oh my gosh are you serious?
I can't catch a damn fish, but I can catch a damn catch. I don't even know what this is about some kind of slug. What the hell, come on 9 o'clock 12 to 6 o'clock almost 7 hours I've been fishing not a bite man this place is just kinda dead I did my best I really did I cast everything I had I even forged a bait sometimes it just doesn't work in your favor that's fishing yesterday i had to retire with my tail between my legs throw the white flag back in the butter mobile and lick my wounds but today is a new day i got a new spot same rig we're 50 feet up This is why you need to make sure your line is strong enough to pull these fish off the cliff.
I'm going fishing today I can tell it's windy here so we'll go out and wait for a little smaller sized squid today thrown into the deepest place. I can always have a good idea to stay at least 3 or 4 feet away from the edge of the cliff which is where you can follow the cliff it may crumble you are going to fall to your death straight up so always be careful keep safety in mind first don't there are fish here im going to cast again a cast look how much spool comes off the line this is why they call it date and wait till you see that point over there thats where i was this morning i traveled here to this point and look how far it's deep look how calm there is no swell no whitecaps i have a lot more area to fish look at all this and on the south side there's another Cove - and it's all protected and it's deep so when you come here with rock fish and sometimes Sometimes you have to try different places I mean I haven't caught any fish yet but my hopes have never been higher for this trip oh yeah oh yeah I got a baby fish oh it's good it's good oh come on everybody get hooked on a rock right there i see him i see him come on baby get out of there he's there now i gotta let him swim free oh come on try from here damn dude i thought i had it it's real so slow bravo i should have gone faster no oh come on man ah guys i think i'm going going to have to break it but i'm going to let it have some slack how's the first bite i've had on this trip is a good sign though that was in five minutes so i know this is a good place yeah man i think i'm going to have to break it boy my first fish i have to break it and re cast retie again it stinks for me and it stinks for the fish let's try again i'm gonna avoid that big old rock this time it's deep in there we gonna fish this time baby guaranteed i'm going to give it five minutes tops probably a poor minute there's a bite this bite i think i got it there i think it's there right now one more little tug there it is yes i am about to put the hook on it.
I think he's sitting in the background with the hook in his mouth. I got it. I have it. This one won't come out. one looked like it was red, this one is red now too, let's make sure we don't fall off the cliff. The squid looks like a small sized Cabazon. From here we're going to look at that beautiful beautiful color though Wow he's bright red hooked right in the mouth almost worth a measure right there look at that beautiful bright color I'm going to show you that bright red man up close and these are super camouflaged predators that will sit on top of rocks and be the same color as their surroundings so they're almost sure there's the same color down there as this Wow they're also fleshy they don't have scales look at that lateral line on it just a beautiful beautiful fish right there on the lip also on the squid so how I like to hold these guys I put my two fingers on those fins there and so I can get the hook out and hold it like a little ball like a small soccer ball.
I'm pretty sure it's small, but we're going to measure it anyway, just for fun, it should be 15 inches, yes it's 13 inches, so I'll leave it. wow that's two fish in about 10 minutes see ya later mate fly oh yeah straight nose in the water swims away easily claps so nice no scales no slime very nice hope i catch another One of those, but a keeper, yeah, baby goes off the board. for two days we will continue to see what there is to find a place that is good, that is deep and calm, you can fish since the squid bit, it has a
wholesquid on the bottom, kai tech and the squid on top, I will throw it into some more water, I have to make sure I don't.
Don't get too excited and fall off the cliff. Confidence is high now. Who just fell? off when you cast further there's probably more fish but you're more likely to hook your way out of there i know what released it but i lost the fish dammit i lost the fish though uh the bite is getting bites right now each pitchsometimes it's like that, sometimes, you won't have bites all day, literally, all day I was there seven hours yesterday with no bites and today five bites in 15 minutes Another tip I like to do when the swell and swell is passing let it your line accompanies it that way your your your weight doesn't drag you just follow the waves and then when it comes back also sometimes it has to go up, sometimes it has to go down, sometimes you even have to
openup your Bale a bit and let out A little line just to keep that weight in one place, well there's a bite, there's a bite, oh yeah oh that's good.
The mole seals are trying to come get my fish. bait thief right there looking for my fish there's the fish there's a bite it's a bite man he's not committing to it he's just nibbling it i don't want to set the hook when it's like a bite it bites if you watch my video too long you don't want to put the hook when it's like this you want to set the hook when it's like blah blah blah you don't want to set it when it's like a bite bite you have to wait a long time then you know it's on the hook swimming and you know these pieces of squid are re allied hard, by what a bite like that won't get the bait off the hook and will almost guarantee that there is still bait on both hooks enough for both baits to keep nibbling no matter how you hook it, whether it's once twice three times four times always make sure the hook tip is exposed here is yeah baby oh he's a fighter oh yeah oh yeah I get him off this rock this is a good fish here oh come on come on baby he's got a serious pull on him come on man this is the keeper i was looking for oh come on look at that look at that oh come on there's a big fish here not again look he's trying to swim away look at that oh god oh i got a gun free hell yeah where you at baby where you at , come here i have to keep them on this side because there are so many rocks here oh nothing too crazy this one looks a little bigger it broke free that's pretty close that's pretty close i have to measure this a look at the right t at zero fifteen and a half almost 16 well i'll keep this fish so i'll hit it on the head and then i can get the hook out beautiful beautiful fish right between the eyes so that's the problem with the bait fishing a lot of times they will swallow the hook and I'm really glad it's a keeper because if it wasn't and it was bleeding and gut hook like this we would still have to send it back it's barely a keeper but that's enough meat for a food for me, in fact, if we cut here, probably we can probably get to his heart let's see this right where his throat would be you cut there you'll probably cut right in front of his heart you can still see it's beating man this fish saved my trip and just for that you know what it will happen, happy lawn, beating heart, thanks man, you'll be my next meal. right now so i can get it ready for the fire so i separate the gills from its mouth now everything should be open to get it out all the guts should come out like this sure there are some crabs that would like me to remove this neck part and
cookthis nice bunch of meat separately so it
cooks nice on the fire just to get rid of any damn flavor when we heat it up you can remove this bloodline and there we go that fish is ready to eat scaleless so I'm just going to score the skin so don't curl and I'm going to cook it
wholeso in almost all types of fish there is also this thin layer of translucent skin on the belly lining I think probably to protect the meat from the stomach acid of the fish and if I could remove that will do too. to help stop the curling of the meat so I lit a bag of charcoal here I'm just going to let it heat up in the meantime I'm going to sear the fish about three times on each side the skin doesn't curl and you'll be able to cook a a little more evenly set that aside for now temporarily all i have is a little bit of salt and a little bit of olive oil i'm going to na let any fat that's on this skin give it a little bit of extra flavor and that's all i'm going to use for seasoning and i'm going to throw the whole fish on the grill spread a little bit of salt all over the skin on the outside by the time this charcoal is ready to cook this salt will absorb a little bit into the meat and it will make the whole fish taste salty not only on the outside as I am going to cook the fish directly on the fire which I don't want to put on. directly on the ashes directly on the coals and the ashes splatter all over the fish meat so i picked up a bunch of rocks that i am going to throw on the coals and this will keep the heat source directly away from the meat and skin and prevent it from it will burn and it will also help keep it clean now the best I can do is get a flat rock but I don't have any of those around here so the best I can do is find a bunch of little ones something to remember though if you go to do something like this we are right next to the ocean so sometimes rocks like this that have a little pocket inside that could have moisture trapped if you put a
flameon it it will start to smoke it will start to boil and it could cause a little explosion so you have to watch out for the little rock explosives so I'm going to put all of this here put the fish in there put a little bit of butter on both sides and then move away so I don't get blown mbardeen and cover my face too in case something crazy happens. okay I'm gonna say it's ready to cook with a little butter baby a little more here how does that look?
Oh yeah, okay, right on the rocks here, just like that. I'm going to do the same with the necklace. just a little bit of butter right there in the middle and put it right next to it hmm this looks good smells good ya take a look at these bits these are right on the sides right next to the belly and these are cooked the fish probably has another five five minutes or so five or six minutes oh my gosh the kin s sure gives it extra flavor. The meat is so delicate that it definitely has a barbecue flavor, but it doesn't have any ashes because of the rocks I put in there.
Can you see that the oiliness of the skin definitely adds enough nice depth to it? The secret is to really salt it and let it sit for about 10-20 minutes then the whole fish tastes like it's delicious holy moly I think the caller is about to finish look at that doesn't look good oh yeah yeah that's done ooh it's kind of like eating a crab you know the inside of a crab you can break it open and there are these joints look at that meat right there man I'm going to eat all of this like this you get what I mean it has these kind of indentations like a Crab you just got all that meat out Wow, and I bet these taste like fries yeah super crispy yummy man.
I don't think it can wait. sure though this fact you can eat that oh yeah cool yeah oh you know it's really good when I can't help but cut it while it's still cooking look at the meat and skin all in one perfectly cooked how do you think Could you add something to this to make it better? It's amazing how it is right now I just can't help myself it's going to be ready soon I couldn't wait for all the fish to finish cooking
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