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Old 03-14-2019, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Keepin_R_Wet View Post
Halibut for the catch and is also good eating, but my favorite is Yellow Eye rock fish.
How about white kings?
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:58 AM
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Jack Crevelle to catch, they are just fun to me. Crappie for eating freshwater, Grouper for salt water followed close by Dorado
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:35 AM
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Grouper is the best eating for me sail fish & dolphin to catch
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:42 AM
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Cobia for both catching and eating. Don't have to run offshore to catch them, always willing to eat, and pull hard. Tuna would be second just due to the further runs to catch them
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:05 AM
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Billfish, blue marlin in particular. The skill involved, and madness created when they come up behind the boat trolling, gets my adrenaline running.
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:06 AM
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White Marlin hands down. They are such a challenge to catch, as they behave like cats. They can be maddening trying to get them to eat your bait, and once they do, getting a solid hook up can be a challenge, even with circle hooks. Once they are hooked, they usually put on a show as well. Not to mention the challenge of trying to hook multiples, once one is hooked up. Blue Marlin are awesome as well, as they are powerful and aggressive.

I don't eat fish. Only release 'em
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:05 AM
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i don't fish offshore so tarpon to catch, & sheepshead or flounder to eat
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Old 03-14-2019, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by cronced View Post
How about white kings?
I don't find white king all that different from a "normal" king.

One area I fish you get about 50% white kings.

I have caught hundreds of them (and many times that in red king).

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Old 03-14-2019, 11:28 AM
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Best fish to eat: well cared for black cod (sablefish)

When improperly handled it's fishy as hell

Best/funnest fight: I think mako is overlooked, they jump a LOT, and they're pretty tasty

Toughest fight: pound for pound tuna

Plenty of great eating fish, and great fighting fish - why limit it to just a few?
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Old 03-14-2019, 01:40 PM
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Tripletail for sight fishing plus the palate. Wahoo on light tackle for the blistering runs. Sword fishing for wondering what kind of monster is on the hook.

Got this 96" bluefin and knocked Mako from top of the bucket list last week.
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Old 03-15-2019, 02:03 AM
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Mine is bass. I don't know why but I have it is my favourite since I was a child
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:31 AM
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Catch Grouper, Eat Grouper.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:10 AM
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Favorite to eat hogfish , To catch! All of it.
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Keepin_R_Wet View Post
What is your favorite fish?? Whether itís the fight or the me way it tastes.
Mutton Snapper for how big they can get
Mahi for how pretty they are
Trigger fish for how good they taste
Cobia for raw power and stubbornness
Tarpon for their aerobatics
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:19 AM
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Black grouper. Anyone who's played hide and seek with a black grouper while freedive spearfishing knows how difficult landing a nice one is. They're smart, tough, and taste great. Even a smallish legal size black is still a nice fish and fortunately thanks to conservation efforts over the last decade or so their population seems to be fairing a bit better here in S.FL. They're fun to catch on rod and reel too.
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Old 03-15-2019, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by tridogs View Post
Catch Grouper, Eat Grouper.
In the spirit of the above brevity: Catch Swords, Eat Swords

tridogs, that needs to be on a t-shirt. Sounded very Tarzan-esque
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:02 PM
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Speckled trout. Catching is a usually a great combo of challenge, pretty water and environment and if you find a hungry school, a blast. Easy to clean and a joy to cook and eat. Would rank in the top few of my last meal wish.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:54 AM
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halibut cheeks, YFT, cobia, mahi, wild salmon, wahoo, unagi...............fresh is best, raw is good!
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Old 03-16-2019, 06:24 AM
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Blackfish/Tog for both. If you ainít cursing you ainít toggin. For the sheer fight nothing beats gorilla bluefish in the spring in the bay. Shallow water casting to 15lb yellow eyes on 3000 class reels. Less than two months away.
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Old 03-16-2019, 05:49 PM
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y'all probably think I'm nuts & I dearly love offshore fishing. but when the wind blows offshore I shift gears & head to the bay for a day of r&r trolling for Spanish mackerel I really enjoy the low stress trolling & I like eating them as well
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