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[*] posted on 10-15-2012 at 04:56 PM


Deepwater red rock cod. Sweet, suculant and flaky. Here's a 5 pounder I caught and made sweet & sour whole rockfish in a 14" cast iron skillet.





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[*] posted on 5-11-2015 at 10:36 AM



Been going back and checking out some of the old postings that were fun and this was one of those.
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[*] posted on 5-11-2015 at 10:45 AM


Catching... Tuna
Eating (cooked)... Baquetta
Eating (raw)... Salmon, Yellowtail




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[*] posted on 5-11-2015 at 10:53 AM


Capt. wrong again. The "Chino Mero" is a Hawkfish. Keep it up, you're making all us casual fishermen feel better about ourselves.
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[*] posted on 5-12-2015 at 10:39 AM


Down here on the bayou they're all good. It's a seasonal thing. Catfish, blue gill, bass, shell cracker, crappie, and google eye during early spring. As the water gets salty, speckled trout, flounder, red fish, sheep head and white trout. Right now the crawfish are mighty good.:D
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[*] posted on 5-12-2015 at 03:52 PM


King salmon!



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[*] posted on 5-12-2015 at 04:10 PM





Memories taste good too, Russ. [how did you find this ancient thread, anyway]




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[*] posted on 5-12-2015 at 04:13 PM


I believe 'baitcast' resurrected this oldie...probably in the hopes that someone would mention 'lutefisk'?



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[*] posted on 5-12-2015 at 04:27 PM



LUTEFISK :?:




Anyone can catch fish in a boat but only \"El Pescador Grande\" can get them from the beach.

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[*] posted on 5-12-2015 at 04:34 PM


Quote: Originally posted by baitcast  

LUTEFISK :?:


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[*] posted on 5-13-2015 at 09:51 AM


A favorite way to cook a fish....'Ponassing'

An ancient tradition learned in Scouting. :rolleyes:

Kind of hi-tech, though...you'll need some sticks and a fire.




But there's a lot to be said for 'Blackened Pinto'...



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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 02:06 AM
Oh myyy !!


Quote: Originally posted by Osprey  
Capt. wrong again. The "Chino Mero" is a Hawkfish. Keep it up, you're making all us casual fishermen feel better about ourselves.
,,Sorry Osprey..But its very seldom I'm wrong about fish that I have been catching since I was seventeen.."Clown Hawkfish aka "chino Mero" is a small,smart fish that very few land..and I prefer a wahoo or WSB (ghost) so I can feed the beach.......K&T:cool:
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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 07:51 AM


Quote: Originally posted by captkw  
"Clown Hawkfish aka "chino Mero" is a small,smart fish that very few land..



They are overly confident in their camouflage and like to hide in plain sight when hungry snorkelers come by. But they're so pretty I usually passed them up, even though they're one of the tastier fish hanging out at the reefs.


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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 08:24 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AndyP  
Quote: Originally posted by captkw  
"Clown Hawkfish aka "chino Mero" is a small,smart fish that very few land..



They are overly confident in their camouflage and like to hide in plain sight when hungry snorkelers come by. But they're so pretty I usually passed them up, even though they're one of the tastier fish hanging out at the reefs.




That was my snorkling experience with them, too, AndyP. I would spy them while snorkling along a rocky ledge as they laid motionless and hugged the rock, trying with their camouflage coloring to blend in with the surroundings. They are the spotted fawn of the oceans. I used a Hawaiian sling and saved my gun's spearpoints from hitting the rocks. One was enough, as it was almost too easy to get one of these guys.

The plus side was...

...you had one of the better eating fish on the reefs. We always enjoyed a great dinner when I'd bring one back to my old cruiser.





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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 09:21 AM


"...the spotted fawn of the oceans."

Haha, I love it!
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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 09:30 AM


I always thought that "Chino Mero" was mushy and tasteless.. Like a sheepshead (CA variety).. Batter fried in a taco would work though. To each their own..

I sure like catching a Broomtailed Grouper in the mangroves from the yak...the bite is insane! And it takes some skills...then mojo de ajo that mofo!

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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 10:06 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Tomas Tierra  
I always thought that "Chino Mero" was mushy and tasteless.. Like a sheepshead (CA variety).. Batter fried in a taco would work though. To each their own..

I sure like catching a Broomtailed Grouper in the mangroves from the yak...the bite is insane! And it takes some skills...then mojo de ajo that mofo!

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Could you be thinking of the Mexican Hogfish (as opposed to Hawkfish)? I think they're related to sheepshead and I thought they were a bit mushy as well, but still okay. The Hawkfish seemed like such a perfect eating fish to me it's hard to imagine anyone who liked fish wouldn't like it.




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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 10:17 AM


Never eaten a hogfish.. Caught one last trip but had o plenty grouper in the cooler so I put it back...

It's been a while on the chino mero for me but that's what I remember.. I fish commercial rod and reel for a living so I'm a bit of a snob lol:biggrin:

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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 10:28 AM


sheephead/hogfish have a crab type flavor to me. big ones are damn good.



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[*] posted on 5-14-2015 at 10:35 AM


That giant spotfin croaker you caught must rate up there pretty high?



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