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I prefer a mild/bland fresh snapper usually but the in the right environment I'll eat a day old snapper raw, usually in combination with a few beers.
Do gray and queen trigger taste the same? In college we went to gulf shores AL and murdered it all day on trigger and vermillion. The fried and blackened trigger trumped the snapper. Paying deck hand to filet FTW.
EVERYTHING is good fried.
i'm not quite sure, but i think this response is racist
No love for sea bass?
Good question, not sure. A friend of mine shot a queen in May and I don't know if he's eaten it yet.
I would imagine so but you never know. There are different kinds of grouper and snapper any they don't all taste exactly the same.
I've seen a few people mention it but I'm curious as to what kind. The kind you find in restaurants which is primarily Chilean Sea Bass?....you also have White Sea Bass found off the Pacific coast and then you got Black Sea Bass found off the Atlantic.
I usually don't shoot black sea bass but I heard they are decent. They've been pissing me off though b/c they're like little piranha down there. I'll shoot a fish and string it up and the next thing you know there are like 10 sea bass all over it eating from where I shot it. Also I was hunting this grouper under a ledge and a black sea bass came by and bit me in the face, twice.
This post was edited by naegeleterp 2 years ago
I caught a 50lb wahoo in Florida about 20 years ago. The boat Captain asked me if I'd like to have him sell it for me. I didn't realize at the time what good eating they are. After giving me about 5lbs. of fillets he was able to sell the fish and give me my money back for my portion of the charter ($200) and stick a few bucks in his pocket for his troubles. No idea who he sold it to.... It was fantastic on the grill.
Side note on the day....we came across two "square grouper" bobbing in the gulf stream. The crew went crazy with excitement when they were spotted, screaming to get the lines in while we hauled ass over to pull them on board. We were told we'd be equal partners and sworn to secrecy if there happened to be any money attached -- something that happens with some regularity I guess. We pulled them on board and cut them open but alas, no cash....just a disgusting godawful smell. Still a fun, funny story. The crew was jumping around like they just won the lottery.
For fish be here on March 25th at 2:15am SHARP!
they're pretty good, but the 12" size limit effectively takes 90% of the BSB I've ever seen off the menu. Totally agree that they are little bastards on the ocean floor. Drifting cut bait by jetties for drum, and getting nibbles by BSB, is a real pain.
I could eat the inshore triple slam as my only saltwater fish for the rest of my life and be OK with it.
I had always heard swordfish was really awesome but have never tried it. Thoughts on that?
Also I'd love to hear the explanation behind Tilapia being bad for you.
Whoever sets the fishing regs are idiots. They thought sea bass needed to be closed for a portion of the year? lol, yeah right. They are EVERYWHERE.
Swordfish is very good as is Mako shark, the meat is almost identical.
Long story short, they are fed corn and soy pellets which skews the Omega 6:3 ratio. Plus they generally swim in gross nitrate soup, some responsible aquaculture faciltiies excluded.
This stupid reg has caused all the party boats in my neck of the woods to go to the nearshore reefs and abuse the spadefish. Which, incidentally, are delicious.
really? I shot a spadefish once, cleaned it and it stunk so bad. I didn't think it tasted good at all.
Grouper=sea bass so choose your favorite grouper.
Or Coney. Always can find coney fillets as the seafood market down here since they aren't a 'name brand' fish.
sorry, but no, not in the waters that I hunt
My vote is a biased one for jacks; specifically Amberjacks.
I dont understand no one calls them sea bass everyone calls them grouper but it is the scientific name no?
AJ's are also all over the place as soon as I splash in. The thing about AJs is this...if caught in the Atlantic they generally hold worms...no thanks. If caught in the GOM they don't have worms.
You have to filet around the worms I guess and pick them out. I heard AJ is best if fresh but you can't freeze it. If prepared fresh and the right way they can be good. I've had a smoked AJ dip that was excellent and I've had fried AJ bites which were good too.
I never shoot AJ b/c of the worms and b/c I don't have a smoker.
Nothing comes close to Chilean Sea Bass , but it's spensive as hell
This post was edited by ConGOTERPS 2 years ago
my bad I thought you meant in taste.
I guess technically groupers are in the sea bass family but generally, at least on the east coast, there are multiple species of grouper and only one species of sea bass (the atlantic black sea bass)
As you travel further south past Florida and in other countries they may catch types of sea bass that would be considered grouper here but here on the east coast grouper and sea bass are two totally different species.
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