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  1. mak2782

    mak2782 Elite Refuge Member

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    looks like a relative of the "speckled trout" you'd find in the gulf area. Good eats I'd bet.
     
  2. J.Bennett

    J.Bennett Elite Refuge Member

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    You mean like a sardine?
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  3. DkKiller&Max

    DkKiller&Max Elite Refuge Member

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    Cooked up a few filets for breakfast. Amazing!
     
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    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    Literally what I was thinking when I typed it. Wouldn’t eat either one of them. But you can turn them into tuna and wahoo.
     
  5. J.Bennett

    J.Bennett Elite Refuge Member

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    Funny, when I was looking into it, it didn't seem like they were highly regarded as table fare. Everything I saw mentioned that they have a very strong flavor. I watched a youtube video of a guy preparing them and the first thing that I noticed is that they have a layer of dark meat just under the skin (like a striper) and the guy prepping them didn't take it off. I couldn't help but wonder if folks would like it better if they took that dark meat out...
     
  6. DkKiller&Max

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    Very similar to a striper with that red vein. We were told to cut that out which I did. Common practice. Cooked the fish in butter and salt. That’s all I had. I’m not a big fish eater, very picky. No “fish” taste what so ever. Pretty amazing. Off to check out crater lakes.
     
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    DkKiller&Max Elite Refuge Member

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  8. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    Heck, no Ab'ing there either?:l:l:l
     
  9. API

    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator

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    Not even with a screw driver? :l
     
  10. dwhauss

    dwhauss Senior Refuge Member

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    The abalone fishery there is serious business. Licenses are worth 1M$ easy, and the guys who hold them make good money. Of course you got to deal with whitey.
     
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