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Grunion Runs are predicted to occur during the late evening hours (generally after 10am and before 1am), following the nocturnal high tide, on April 29 though May 1. The small, silvery grunion tend to spawn on wide, gently sloping beaches such as Silver Strand, Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Shores, and Del Mar. During the months of April and May, grunion are protected and may not be taken by fishers through any means. Open season for grunion starts in June, and from then until the end of summer, the fish can be collected in reasonable numbers using the hands only (fishing licence needed for persons 16 years of age and older). For more information, visit dfg.ca.gov/marine/grunionschedule.asp.

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pavonessurfschool April 29, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m.

we had a huge run in Imperial Beach last year they are so so tasty battered and deepfried...

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Jay Allen Sanford April 29, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m.

Eating grunion kept me alive thru the summer of 1979, when I lived on Bacon Street in OB - no job, no savings, living off $$ from giving blood and plasma, but I had a freezer full of grunion and lots of butter pads from the IHOP. No spices or anything - just fried up the fish in butter and ate 'em whole. Frying softened up the bones 'n' stuff -----

I doubt I could eat one like that now if you put a gun to my head, but I sher was a grunion fan that summer....happy spawning, lil guys 'n' gals!

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