Best tasting Southern California game fish?

4bruce

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#1 anchovy
#2 sardine
#3 mackerel
#4 squid
No. I am not crazy. I know none of you agree with me. only my wife and all the game fish agree with me. if you taste my wife cook any of these,you will agree with me. her co worker willing to pay $5 per mackerel. but it have to be fresh not from super market.
we love the squid so much. back in 2014 I we caught a full boat of jumbo squid. we count it 237 jumbo squid average 5lb. almost sung my boat. if I lie I die.
 
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I'm with you on the squid, not sure about the others. How do you cook mackerel so it doesn't taste like shit?
 
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Dip it into a wasabi soy mixture that is the texture of mud. Is one way
 
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#1 anchovy
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#3 mackerel
#4 squid
No. I am not crazy. I know none of you agree with me. only my wife and all the game fish agree with me. if you taste my wife cook any of these,you will agree with me. her co worker willing to pay $5 per mackerel. but it have to be fresh not from super market.
we love the squid so much. back in 2014 I we caught a full boat of jumbo squid. we count it 237 jumbo squid average 5lb. almost sung my boat. if I lie I die.
None of those are game fish,they're bait.
 
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    Haha lots of good responses here! How about treefish? I used to love those things pretty tasty!
     
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    I'm with you on the squid, not sure about the others. How do you cook mackerel so it doesn't taste like shit?
    I don't know how my wife cook it. she braised for an hour with some kind of herbs and spices. taste like the can mackerel, or sardine, but only 100 times better.
     
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    I don't know how my wife cook it. she braised for an hour with some kind of herbs and spices. taste like the can mackerel, or sardine, but only 100 times better.


    Just eat the spices and herbs and throw out the bait...uh fish....just kidding, I would try it...
     
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    Local fish....Seared YFT

    But my all time favorite fish Is Dogtooth snapper
     
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    I'm not knocking the secret recipe.

    Just don't eat our panamanian brumas feet. The other feet are fare game but this one is special.

    10-15 fresh eggs every morning :D from the nest boxes

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    ZZZZZ

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    That is one way to prepare yourself to make certain fish. Taste better

    Its a type of food rigging
     
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    I don't know how my wife cook it. she braised for an hour with some kind of herbs and spices. taste like the can mackerel, or sardine, but only 100 times better.

    You marinate anything long enough and it's gonna taste decent. Have your wife use the same recipes on gamefish next time. You might be wondering why you've been eating bait all this time afterwards. lol
     
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    If we are all ready eating the bait I mine as well start chowing down on my surface iron I mean when I bought it is said scrambled eggs on the sticker so it must be tasty.
     
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    Azarkon

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    It's not that there aren't better alternatives that are easy to catch, but I'm always looking for redeeming qualities in "trash" fish. Mackerel have so much meat in them, it'd be nice to find a way to cook them that doesn't result in cat food.
     
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    No. I am not crazy. I know none of you agree with me. only my wife and all the game fish agree with me. if you taste my wife cook any of these,you will agree with me. her co worker willing to pay $5 per mackerel. but it have to be fresh not from super market.
    we love the squid so much. back in 2014 I we caught a full boat of jumbo squid. we count it 237 jumbo squid average 5lb. almost sung my boat. if I lie I die.
    Yes. Pickled mackerel and market squid..........good stuff.
     
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    You marinate anything long enough and it's gonna taste decent. Have your wife use the same recipes on gamefish next time. You might be wondering why you've been eating bait all this time afterwards. lol
    yes, I make her try tuna, yellow tail, sturgeon, all kind of bass. the meat come out too dry. I think the mackerel taste good because it have a lot of oil.
     
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