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Cook Calico Bass (Best Video Recipes)

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How To Cook California Calico:  The Best Recipes

Calico bass is a very popular sport fish to catch in Southern California, many anglers release a good majority of them.  However if you keep them they are also definitely good eating.  We have compiled a few videos on how to cook calico bass as a part of an article series that we hope helps you spend more time fishing and enjoying your catch with your family and friends. 

How To Cook Calico Bass On A Stovetop

Below is a video posted on Youtube by "" featuring Cpt. Dan Hernandez.  In this video he shows you how to make sweet and spicy Calico bass tacos using his sweet and spicy fish sauce along with his signature fish batter. 


- Calico Bass Fillet

- Olive Oil 

- Dan's Baja Style Fish Batter

- Dan's Sweet & Spicy Fish Sauce

- Butter

- Coleslaw 


The Video below was also posted on Youtube by "" it features Chef Steve aboard the "Sea Star".  Chef Steve shows you how to make a mean Calico Bass Enchilada AKA Calico Mexican Style. 


- Calico Bass Fillet 

- Butter

- Torrilla

- Ortega Chilli

- Olive Oil 

- Sharp Cheddar Cheese

- Pepper Jack Cheese

- Garlic Salt

- Green Chili 

- Cilantro

- Enchilada Sauce

The Best Recipes For Fish You Catch In SOCAL

Videos are excellent for learning how to cook your favorite fish. They say a picture is worth 1000 words well with a video you can pause the thing, replay it, screenshot it, and more.  So add a few zeros to that.  Below we have compiled video recipes from around the web for your favorite SOCAL target fish species. Each article starts out with a  video that shows you how to clean the fish and then gets into the meat of how to saute it, grill it, or make it into sushi, poke, curry, etc... depending on the fish. 

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Other Recipes Available On The Bullbuster Community:

Check out some other recipes available within the Bullbuster Community Below: 

Recipes For Mutton Snapper - Mutton snapper is a great tasting snapper with a good amount of meat on each fillet.

Recipes For Yellowtail Snapper - One of our favorite fish to eat.  Yellow tail is also easy to cook, especially with the recipes we have for you. 

Recipes For Swordfish - Swordfish is more like steak than fish and it is best cooked on the grill. Check out the recipes we compiled for you. 

Recipes For Cobia - Cobia is another unique, but awesome tasting fish.  Learn how to cook it by clicking on the link.

Recipes For Mahi - There are so many ways to prepare mahi. Check out a few by clicking the link. 

Recipes For Redfish - Check out the best Cajun recipes for redfish. 

Recipes For Snook - This fish tastes so good they put a ban  on commercially harvesting it.  Find out why in your own kitchen.

Recipes For Sea Trout  - For sea trout the less you do the better. 

Recipes For Wahoo - Wahoo is  a very light tasting fish and makes one heck of a sashimi. 

We hope this article got you pumped to get out on the water. It's our mission to help you spend more time fishing.