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Old 03-25-2014, 04:49 PM   #11
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We bagged a few in the keys last year... they were delish
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:55 PM   #12
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As good as trigger and flounder ? Must be delicious ! Need a way to catch them on a reel !
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When cooked whole - I just take my fork and pull the side open. The smaller fish do have some small bones along the top.....I just disregard that meat, and eat the plentiful meat along the sides and belly. The scales on the smaller fish are almost like ink....and most of them wash off while gutting. Awesome fish no matter how you prepare them!
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This is great and most effective way to get rid of them. Start them off as a delicacy and the yuppies in New York will be paying $25.95 to have them on a fancy plate. Kind of like the Japanese on bluefins. You don't know what you're missing out on until it becomes the "in" thing. I may even come up with a "Lionfish Life" sticker and cash in on this.
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This is great and most effective way to get rid of them. Start them off as a delicacy and the yuppies in New York will be paying $25.95 to have them on a fancy plate. Kind of like the Japanese on bluefins. You don't know what you're missing out on until it becomes the "in" thing. I may even come up with a "Lionfish Life" sticker and cash in on this.
Ask your favorite seafood restaurant why they're not serving lionfish. Seriously, you'll find a minimum of 30, and sometimes 100+ on a reef pyramid, and hundreds on some of the deeper wrecks in Pensacola. If we don't start getting serious about these things, there won't be any other choice at your favorite fried-shrimp shack. They eat anything that fits in their mouths (except each other) crabs, shrimp, lobster, flounder, and all the little fish that support healthy reefs, and normally feed aj's, snapper, grouper, etc.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:44 PM   #16
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When the humans get a taste for a fish that LoinFish will be a dead! tasty! and bones! there goes the problem with the over population of them, get the word out! eat more Chicken Opps I mean eat more LoinFish.
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Maybe they have value as landfill or cat food. Perhaps they could change the name of the species to "succulent horned scamp".
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I think the problem is not people don't like eating them, but there's no economical way to catch them.
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Maybe they have value as landfill or cat food. Perhaps they could change the name of the species to "succulent horned scamp".
Lionfish are perhaps the best-tasting fish in the Gulf. I won't say they're better than cobia (which is really a steak ;-) ) but they're almost as good as hogfish raw, and about as good when cooked.

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I think the problem is not people don't like eating them, but there's no economical way to catch them.
You're pretty much limited to spearfishers. The problem is that you won't have anything else to eat unless we do something about them ASAP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHbd...ature=youtu.be
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I would think they would eat smaller live baits, because I know they are a pain to get to eat dead food in aquariums. Anyone try lighter rigs with small live baits for them?
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