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Old 02-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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I've asked about several surf fish that are good eating and have gotten several responses, but not on what NOT to eat.

I've read a couple places that lady fish were nasty, but not anything else.

So what do you throw back and not even think about eating?
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Old 02-14-2012, 04:54 PM   #2
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I've tried hard head catfish prepared by a professional Chef at a party.

Edible, but VERY mushy, and VERY fishy. I didn't spit it out so it wasn't too bad. But I wouldn't try it again.

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"Most" UF grads arent spitters. Couldn't resist Jim.
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ladyfish,bonito,jack crevelle,puffer fish,hardtails,
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you guys are a riot! spitters. lol

Ok, IMHO here is a list. Most you will not have to worry about this time of the year but you asked so I am going to try and give you a full answer. Easier to tell you what is good to eat and what is middle of the road. Avoid ANYTHING else.

Good: Pompano, whiting, Spanish (cook same day), redfish, flounder, specks

Middle of the road: black drum, white trout (cook same day), stingray wings, any legal shark caught in the surf (bleed immediately).

Anything else IMHO is not a good choice. Some people will bleed and eat blues but - yuck! Do not pay attention to the one over slot on black drum. If it is over slot it will likely have worms. Wont hurt you but....

Some of the species in this list are rare in the surf but I have caught everything I have listed right here in the surf somewhere along Pensacola Beach, Johnson Beach or Dauphin Island.

Good Luck! Most importantly - Enjoy.
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I saw a fella clean puffers as he caught them one day. Kind of wondering y?
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Blackened or smoked Blues are good for salads and dips. I'll never throw back another "Cocktail Blue".

Black Drum? The taste is not terrible, but the texture throws me waaaaay off. I stick to the small ones, too.

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