Favorite fish to eat that you catch

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  1. Gabemorales

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    After having had the opportunity to fish Florida’s waters, I’m excited to get back to our ocean (believe it or not) and begin to fillet my catches that are worth it. I caught Palometa or Pompano, Whiting, Atlantic croaker, catfish (saltwater!), snapper, blowfish (the wooooorst), and some sort of panfish, and heard that most of these were great eats, especially the Pompano/Palometa. The majority were caught in the surf :).

    So I wanted to know what are your guys’ favorite fish to eat that you catch and how do you guys personally prepare them? Thanks!
     
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    Which ocean? Grouper for Florida and lingcod out here. Breaded and fried in tacos or sandwich using eggs and Italian bread crumbs.
     
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    Our waters but bo
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    Grouper is some good stuff
     
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    cali hali
     
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    I’m a halibut and yellowtail kinda guy, or I was...
     
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    grouper (grilled), cat fish and Atlantic codfish (fried).
     
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    Hali, yellowtail, tuna, all great

    There’s something about the subtle sweetness of sculpin though.

    And bluegill/redear, believe it or not :)
     
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    Sargo, halfmoon, zebra, opaleye.. sculpin, brown/grass/kelp rockfish.. Jack macks, bonito.. three different categories, there is a lot there, many different preparations
     
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    Snapper in FL although not usually caught in surf. I'm still learning what's best in Cali.
     
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    Ocean wise Sculpin are hard to beat but Chili pepper rock cod run a really close second
    In the lakes it used to be Crappie but now that I've been living where Walleye are within a couple of hours, Walleye hands down
     
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    You guys are awesome! Surf and jetty fish are what I’m going to plan in keeping over at home. Mission Beach, Silverstrand, La Jolla, anything around that general area.

    Now second question, which fish need to be bled and which don’t!
     
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    Only ones I've ever bled are the tunas. I bleed them by the tail that way the heart pumps out the blood out of the meat. When you rip out the gills and heart you get a lot of blood but most of it is coming from what you don't eat
     
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    Smoked bonito, they don't last too long because I can't pace myself when eating them.
    I really like the taste of yellowtail.
    Overall any fish. Seafood is my favorite meals when eating out.
     
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    Garibaldi's , large mouths , and spotties
     
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    ... just kidding sculpin is pretty tasty!
     
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    I also heard Giant Seabass is pretty good :emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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    100 pounds and under. Those are the ones the market liked
     
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    Fried grouper tacos is the money
     
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    FL = snapper/flounder/snook
    CA = sculpin/Hali/ling (and channel cats, but I ain’t letting on where I got ‘em):emoji_stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
     
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    Damn, you're funny.. hahaha
     
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