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Old 29-07-2016, 17:05   #16
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Re: Anyone know what fish this is?

Anyone eat Cuda? I catch them all the time, but have never eaten one


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Re: Anyone know what fish this is?

Barracuda are excellent! I do not eat ones that are over 3 feet and prefer ones caught in deeper water. I make ceviche with cuda all the time. I am a chef and can tell you cuda is one fine tasting fish.
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Barracuda are excellent! I do not eat ones that are over 3 feet and prefer ones caught in deeper water. I make ceviche with cuda all the time. I am a chef and can tell you cuda is one fine tasting fish.
Really like Cudda too, but whether I eat them depends on where since they carry ciguartera (horribly mispelled I think).
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Really like Cudda too, but whether I eat them depends on where since they carry ciguartera (horribly mispelled I think).
That is the reason for eating ones caught in deeper water. I should have clarified this.
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Looks like a Lesser Amberjack. Yes they are good eats!
Never tried the Lesser AJ, but we used to spear fish for Greater AJ on wrecks and rigs in the GOM, great fun and good eating if grilled hot.
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Nope I don't know what it is, but what fish are inedible? Now I want eat Spanish or King Mackerel too bloody, but I know of no inedible fish?
OK maybe Catfish

I don't know what it is, some kind of Jack?
Frigate Mackerel for one...nasty.

Love Spanish & King Mack, a little bloody but lovely meat...we make sashimi immediately, but only on the Atlantic side...Pacific Macks are nasty too (very oily).
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Pretty sure they're both jack crevalle. They don't eat them here in south Louisiana, supposedly too strong and oily, but they don't eat mullet or hardheads around here either....
Whoa! I was always told Cajuns would eat anything. And their gumbo proves it.
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Re: Anyone know what fish this is?

I love some of those mackerel. nice and oily! The white flesh ones though. Cuda is good, never ate anything big though, just small ones due to Ciguatera worryies.
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Re: Anyone know what fish this is?

Not all fish are safe to eat:
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Ciguatera is a foodborne illness caused by eating certain reef fish whose flesh is contaminated with a toxin made by dinoflagellates such as Gambierdiscus toxicus which live in tropical and subtropical waters.

certain fish including adult baracuda concentrate this toxin. Better to avoid.
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I use to catch mullet on hook and line all the time in Homosassa.. Little bread balls as bait.:big grin: Yes they are very good to eat.
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As said, it is an amberjack. As to eating, not the best. I am thinking all fish are edible but many are much better in Florida. Try Porgies, Grunts and Grouper. Also many members of the snapper family and snook. All are much better tasting than AJ. I would eat it in a pinch but not preferable. As mentioned also, do a little read on ciguatera prior to consuming any fish in the tropics as most of the larger pelagic carry it (especially barracuda and the taste is not worth the trouble - too bloody and oily). Again, if you need food, eat it but soak it in lemon water to get blood out and then marinate in milk for a couple of hours once it turns white. The soak in milk makes it tastes a heck of a lot better.
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There are no bad eating fish, only badly handled fish by whomever caught them, stored them or sold them.
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There are no bad eating fish, only badly handled fish by whomever caught them, stored them or sold them.
Try a Frigate Mack...even properly handled its nasty...best used for bait.
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Re: Anyone know what fish this is?

Not to be too insistent, but this is an amberjack.



While this is a jack crevalle.


Two distinct distinguishing features are the pectoral fins and the lateral lines. In the jack crevalle the tip of the pectoral fin reaches beyond the anal and caudal fins, and the lateral line arches deeply over the organ cavity. On the amberjack, the pectoral fins are short, the tip doesn't even reach beyond the pelvic fins, and the lateral line is much less deeply arched.

The amberjack also lacks the pronounced high forehead or bump the jack crevalle has and is generally much more cigar-shaped.

Note the pectoral fins and lateral line in the OP's fish



The only questions I would have regard coloration, but that is notoriously variable and subject to a large variety of environmental factors. Most telling would be where it was caught, if in shallow water, less than 10 meters, an amberjack would be ruled out...unless he was lost,
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Nice...errr...tuna.
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