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    Which are DO NOT EAT fish?

    In the freshwater realm, I don't "keep" certain fish. Some, I'll even toss up on the bank intentionally.

    Carp, drum, asian carp, gar.


    I have been absent from the salt water scene for many years. Honestly i was just a boy fishing with my dad along south padre in Texas.

    Can someone kindly list a few types (if any) catchable around the pier that are not considered fit or safe for discerning tastes?





    -Guinea

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    I fished port isabell,lower laguna madre as a kid too,,spoiled me bad,,bomber sticks and Johnson sprites,,,long time ago in th early 60's

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    I personally wouldn't eat Ladyfish, catfish, remora, bluefish or king mackerel. Some of the locals like bluefish and LOVE king mackerel and a few eat the others. I prefer pompano, flounder, speckled trout, sheepshead, redfish, or black drum. Spanish is great if you eat it fresh. I don't have a foodsaver any more so It could be kept frozen well if you had one.
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    What chillinfish said, although personally ill eat king. On what else not to eat - hardtails, pretty much all baitfish, big black drums - almost always full of worms, jack crevalle and bull reds usually have tough meat or sometimes worms but they are alright (smaller ones are better).
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    If you catch one of these I wouldn't eat it if I were you. Simply call me and I'll come take them off your hand!
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    Looks delish. How did you season him and what temp and how long?

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    Don't eat sharksuckers (remoras), black drum/crevalle jack/king mackerel over 30 inches, any saltwater catfish, blue runners (hardtails), atlantic bumpers (crazyfish), or pinfish.

    The rest can pretty much be eaten with proper preparation, other than those you simply know you can't eat like a poisonous puffer.

    I have recipes for pretty much anything you catch. So catch it and then ask me. I'll hook you up. No need to gather a recipe.until you acquire it first though.

    You can friend me and PM me on facebook at Fish to Dish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chillinfish View Post
    Looks delish. How did you season him and what temp and how long?
    I have a Traeger grill (the smallest one) used applewood and cooked it at 350 for about 10 minutes on each side. I coated the fish with olive oil then just salt and pepper. Before I flip fish I baste with butter w/garlic and then baste the other side when I flip it. Yummy! I cooked a little spansish Mack my son caught but just about 5 minutes each side.

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    You don't eat fresh water drum?

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    We also used to throw drum, gar, shad, etc. on the bank. Then learned how important their eggs and fry were to the overall ecosystem. No such thing as trash in nature, it is a Man thing.
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