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Old 05-15-2011, 07:06 PM
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:12 PM
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Trigger fish. They are not any good to eat. You better send them all to me. Keep your fingers away from his mouth.
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Old 05-15-2011, 07:37 PM
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Ocean Terbit or Old Wife
AKA trigger AKA yummy
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:41 PM
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dinner...

any way you like fish these guys are good, just need a good serated knife to do the dirty work...
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and watch that front spine that can deliver a nasty surprise.
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yup, triggerfish. Great to eat, a bitch to clean. Got tank armor for a skin
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The trigger fish is possibly the easiest fish of all to clean.. Start the point of your knife from the tail and cut forward on both sides going thru the rib cage. Flip the skin and filet forward and cut across the filet at the head down to the skin. Grab the meat and peel off skin. Piece of cake...
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Originally Posted by lbud View Post
The trigger fish is possibly the easiest fish of all to clean.. Start the point of your knife from the tail and cut forward on both sides going thru the rib cage. Flip the skin and filet forward and cut across the filet at the head down to the skin. Grab the meat and peel off skin. Piece of cake...
I was with you up untill the "Grab the meat and peel off skin." part. You don't cut it off ?
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It was only 2lbs, but the Admiral had a great time fighting it.

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Yep they are great fighters on light tackle that is for sure.
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Gray or Finescale Trigger, I believe. "Cochi" to us Mexican fisher-types.

Great eating and apparently not just for us humans. Recently, we caught a 116 lb. grouper and upon slitting open its belly, out dropped about a 5 lb. triggerfish. Slightly digested, but quite a surprise for us. We generally use small rock bass or live bonefish for grouper bait; never occurred to me to use a live triggerfish. I guess when you're 116 lb. grouper, you can eat any damned thing you want!
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Originally Posted by kingair View Post
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Mmmmm. Trigger samich.

That front spine locks in the vertical position and will not go down unless
you press down on the small spine behind it. That's the "trigger". Pretty cool fish.
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Originally Posted by Endtuition01 View Post
I was with you up untill the "Grab the meat and peel off skin." part. You don't cut it off ?
The filet Peels right off..
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I take a razor blade and cut through just the skin all the way around the fillet, then peel the skin off and filet the meat off the carcass. Possibly one of the easiest fish to clean. FWIW, I'll do dolphin the same way.
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Trigger fish. They are not any good to eat. You better send them all to me. Keep your fingers away from his mouth.
Damn straight. I had one in the box last year that had been on ice for about 30-40 minutes. Reached in the box to shuffle ice around and the damn thing lunged across the box and got me. Bled like a kingfish for about 30 minutes.
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that trigger might give you stomach ache .better send it to me to try first .ill let ya know
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