Hi All - I am fishing next week out of Cabo and wondering if these fish are worth keeping to vac pac and take back to the states. Seems like they have been catching a lot of these as of late. Thanks in advance on the advice - Jim
you're cluelessWell, IMO Amberjack is not the best to eat, the locals dry it out and make machaca with it if they keep it. Between the two I prefer the triggers, very similar to sheephead, most fish tacos along Baja hwy used to be triggerfish filet.
There have been some decent Pargo catches which are excellent fare along with sierra that are great for ceviche, ask your guide about those as well.
I’ve eaten triggerfish, never amberjack. Just becareful eating either raw. They can both carry ciguatera.
We are talking about Almaco, different than what you have in FLI won’t eat fresh AJ. It’s too strong of a flavor for me and then all the worms...but I know some who like it. Frozen AJ?? You’re better off eating cat food. Trust me on this. You do not want to waste your time and money bringing Amberjack back to the states.
There are no cases of ciguatera in the Mexican Pacific so no need to worry.
I ate quite alot of AJ in Hawaii cooked and as sashimi. Both ways were awesome it was very similar to yellowtail but a bit more white. We only ate small ones like 5-10lbs because there were no worms. Bigger ones you had to cut works out ofvthe fillets but still tasted good.
Jaime will get you on all kinds of fish, he's a machine! Have fun and be sure to post a report.