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Dardeau
12-18-2013, 06:56 PM
The deba thread made me think about people in different places access to different fish. So for those of you not familiar with Gulf fishhere is what I happened to have on my phone.
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Lemonfish
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More Lemonfish
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Yellowfin 98#
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Same Yellowfin
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Red Snappers

Dardeau
12-18-2013, 07:00 PM
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Wahoo
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Warsaw Grouper

This is just what I have, I plan on adding as stuff crosses my table.

Please post the fish you cut up and where it once swam!

steelcity
12-18-2013, 08:03 PM
Very nice. Lemonfish hasn't caught on down here. We still just call them cobia. We've had a couple coon asses come down here from the Hell Divers club to dive with us. Those guys are a blast.

ecchef
12-18-2013, 08:21 PM
I always liked working with cobia when I could get it. Back home, the only people that really seemed to appreciate it were from the West Indies.

steelcity
12-18-2013, 08:30 PM
Warsaw is one of the few groupers I have not had yet. Is it similar to a big black (carbo)?

Dardeau
12-18-2013, 09:22 PM
I love cobia for many reasons, not the least of which is that it has minimal negative impact in the fisheries. We buy spear fished so there is zero bycatch and no bottom disruption. It's also delicious and versatile. Because of its shape you can make a lot of interesting cuts off of it.

The Warsaw was actually not very good. I found another picture so you can see scale.
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The kegs are full kegs. It was, like most large grouper species, kinda chewy and had that weird squeak when you bite into it. I prefer my grouper in smaller sizes.

daveb
12-18-2013, 09:50 PM
I've heard Ling called Cobia by city folks but have not heard Lemonfish before. Hooked one one while fishing for trout. With trout gear. Was an E ticket ride...

Next door neighbor fishes for redfish out of kayak. Always catch and release. And then there was one he didn't release.

Cool thread.

Dardeau
12-18-2013, 09:59 PM
Nice redfish! That's about as big as I like em, after that they get wormy. Calling cobia Lemonfish is a Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama coast thing. I'm also curious to see what different places call the same fish, I recently had someone try to sell me sheepshead as "rondeau sea bream". I also like porgy as pink snapper.

JDA_NC
12-19-2013, 01:50 AM
Shoooo.... y'all are getting some dope seafood!!! Used to work further up Magazine from y'all and we'd get some nice seafood but nothing like that. I would be geeking out in your kitchen

labor of love
12-19-2013, 02:00 AM
im a big fan of louisiana cobia/lemonfish.

steelcity
12-19-2013, 07:33 AM
Dardeau, are you by chance getting your fish from guys who participate in Gulf Wild (http://mygulfwild.com/) ? Do the fish come wish a little barcode tacked to them where you can track that fish to see where it was caught?

Dardeau
12-19-2013, 07:37 AM
Most of them come from coolers in pickup trucks, and guys that that isn't a priority for. Some of it does however and it's a neat little system. There is a lot of politics involved in some of that stuff, especially here in the land of the bp claim.

steelcity
12-19-2013, 07:57 AM
I fish/spear with guys down here who participate in the program. My buddy Jason started up Wild Seafood down here in Madeira Beach. It's a nice little marketing tool to show people where their seafood came from.

Dardeau
12-19-2013, 10:16 PM
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Skromps

Anybody got pictures of non gulf fish? I want to see some pacific business.

Lucretia
12-19-2013, 10:51 PM
Oh, lordy, those shrimp look good! I haven't had good shrimp since we've moved to the west coast. The ones the restaurants and groceries have aren't fit for bait. I miss mangrove snapper, grouper, and mullet, too.

Dardeau
12-20-2013, 07:01 PM
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Blue Crab!

None of the Australians have pictures of cool seafood? I need to see some fishes we can't get around here!

JHunter
12-20-2013, 07:09 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/cUBmb2xgZpGF_K9Bs8Nxnv0XSg6eQLlld6dqeMRBzgE=w105-h140-p

how about fresh caught Dungeoness crab from the waters of Haida Gwaii

Dardeau
12-20-2013, 07:11 PM
That's what I'm talking about!

JHunter
12-20-2013, 08:53 PM
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/WK10Oo-XCq0ftPbQSx9-Fh9smwg1DowrM_Dx0g6qjCQ=w122-h162-p-no
Pacific Halibut a smaller one mind you.

Dardeau
12-20-2013, 10:59 PM
I can't remember, it's pacific that are the dense ones and California are the loose ones?

Fran Rendina
12-23-2013, 01:22 AM
Blue crab omg now that's what's I call good eats

Miles
12-23-2013, 02:10 AM
Most of the wild caught gulf seafood we get is tagged. I like that we can actually track it back. We do a fair bit of work with Tx Pks to promote sustainable harvest. Drop in the bucket really but we're trying to do what we can. We get a lot of snapper, grouper, flounder, redfish, shellfish and shrimp consistently and a good mix of other fish that we see regularly depending on the market. I'd love to see even more variety but it's challenging getting people to push the boundaries of their comfort zones.

steelcity
12-23-2013, 06:56 PM
Are you guys familiar with hogfish? You can only get them by spearfishing generally speaking. Once in a blue moon you might get one to bite shrimp. So the harvest of them is very selective with no by catch. Goofy looking fish but absolutely delicious.

http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll207/dinnibj0/hog-1.jpg (http://s289.photobucket.com/user/dinnibj0/media/hog-1.jpg.html)

BraisedorStewed
12-23-2013, 08:10 PM
MMMM nice hog fish!! Easily one of my favorites!

Lucretia
12-23-2013, 08:55 PM
Love hogfish--and they will take a live shrimp--I've caught one that way.

Dardeau
12-23-2013, 09:54 PM
That's a nice one. I've only seen them spear fished, didn't know they would ever bite. They are tasty.

Dardeau
12-28-2013, 10:12 PM
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Speckled Trout

daveb
12-28-2013, 10:23 PM
Q. Where did you catch that speck???



A. In the mouth.


We don't have a commercial fishery for trout here, its a gamefish only. Are they netted in La?

Dardeau
12-28-2013, 10:31 PM
These are MS I believe. The fishery there is a little more lenient when you can catch them. As far as I know, the only fish you can gill net in LA is Pompano. There are actually guys in VA and MS semi successfully tank raising good pompano without a ton of waste, and they have a bunch of other species they want to try, and specks are among them.

willic
01-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Striped Bass caught in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia... Some delicious meals!

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/wcpearson3/BushfingerandStriper2a_zps5c5ec957.jpg (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/wcpearson3/media/BushfingerandStriper2a_zps5c5ec957.jpg.html)

http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/zz257/wcpearson3/BushfingerandStriper1a_zps78060c14.jpg (http://s833.photobucket.com/user/wcpearson3/media/BushfingerandStriper1a_zps78060c14.jpg.html)

pictured with my Fiddleback Forge Bushfinger

Dardeau
01-24-2014, 07:24 PM
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I believe in swordfish

knyfeknerd
01-24-2014, 08:47 PM
He believes in swordfish!

but filet of sole is my favorite dish. If the dish is fish

Dardeau
01-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Thanks

Pcol2000
07-29-2014, 07:24 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse78b5d28.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse78b5d28.jpg.html). Kind of a test.

Pcol2000
07-29-2014, 07:26 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse0d398a0.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse0d398a0.jpg.html)

Pcol2000
07-29-2014, 07:29 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsde00aa95.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsde00aa95.jpg.html)

Pcol2000
07-29-2014, 07:30 AM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsedfd7b79.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsedfd7b79.jpg.html)A nice little rainbow from my trip to Alaska earlier this year

Dardeau
07-29-2014, 08:26 AM
I'll have to post something from work tomorrow now that this is revived!

Pcol2000
07-29-2014, 09:12 AM
This and the coffee thread are 2 of my favorites

jai
07-29-2014, 10:00 AM
Nice mahi mahi we used to go through loads at my old job awesome fish.

Dardeau
08-10-2014, 09:03 AM
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Pompa-aw, hell yes. First since the season opened!

Namaxy
08-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Great looking fish! I surf cast for those in FLA when I'm there. Usually end up with whitings and rays but occasionally get a pomp or even a small shark.

Mucho Bocho
08-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Dardeau,nice Pleagic. What do you hook them on a circle hook? I've found pompanos to have really hard pallets. how much did it weigh? My last catch. Just call me Big Knife Little Fish

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Dardeau
08-11-2014, 01:10 PM
They are almost impossible to hook. I would guess that they are netted, possibly gill netted. Pompano are the only fish on the gulf, other than Spanish Mackerel in AL, that I know of that you can gill net.
They guy we bought them from is this 85 year old Serbian who used to sit on the fish and wildlife board who is a serious stickler for paperwork. I had to fill out three copies of his time tickets.

Dardeau
08-11-2014, 01:21 PM
Last summer there was a company in VA that would overnight the nicest zero impact one pound pompano. They tasted great and were in such good condition for a farmed and shipped fish. We had a standing order for about six months and then the packages stopped showing up, and their website came down. It was a shame.

Mucho Bocho
08-11-2014, 02:33 PM
They are delicious. I can get them in my local Asian Market I'm just suspect of the freshness

Dardeau
08-11-2014, 02:39 PM
I know it robs you of knife opportunities, but they grill whole really well under about two pounds. The skin gets really crisp.

daveb
08-15-2014, 07:01 PM
I've done the surf casting, sand flea on a circle hook thing many times. Finally concluded that its something old guys do to get away from their wives for awhile.

panda
08-15-2014, 08:23 PM
pompano has a pretty good shelf life. they're a pain in the arse to get crispy though without overcooking. had to resort to aggressive scoring and pan searing instead of grilled to achieve desired results.

Pcol2000
08-31-2014, 11:08 AM
Had a pretty good few days. The small grouper are my favorite

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps109f2178.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps109f2178.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd9c6cf2c.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd9c6cf2c.jpg.html)

Pcol2000
10-19-2014, 11:05 PM
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/Scott_Barrier/10701935_710967488988757_1036030839342268763_n_zps eb3628de.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/Scott_Barrier/media/10701935_710967488988757_1036030839342268763_n_zps eb3628de.jpg.html)


yesterday's dinner. spearfishing bug has bitten me.

Mucho Bocho
10-19-2014, 11:21 PM
Very nice Picol here's to you

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How we do it in North Carolina.

Pcol2000
10-20-2014, 12:40 AM
Man, you don't know how much I miss me some snapper. I grew up on the gulf coast and have about 4 years till I can go home for good.

Dardeau
10-20-2014, 08:00 AM
I like the little grouper much better, the big ones get a little chewy.

daveb
10-20-2014, 09:36 AM
I like the little grouper much better, the big ones get a little chewy.

It's not the fish thats chewy - its the worms:whistling:

Dardeau
10-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Heard that

Mucho Bocho
10-20-2014, 11:00 AM
I've not seen worms in NC Grouper before, yea Amber Jacks for sure. Either way, its all protein right?