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    Default How does Cobia taste?

    What is the consensus on Cobia as far as edibility? The only one I ever caught tasted fishy beyond anything I've come across. It was an effort to not let it go to waste and eat all of it. Is it a matter of size, location gutting quickly, not freezing or what? The reason I'm asking is that if they are all like the one I had then I will not shoot them in the future.

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    You musta had a bad variable somewhere in the equation Pargo, they are normally agreed upon as excellent tablefare. I just had some fresh Cobia last night that I shot yeaterday.

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    If that is the case I'm cetainly willing to give it another shot

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    Some of the best fish I ever tasted. I just threw it on the grill with some salt and pepper and a squeeze or two of fresh lemon. It was fantastic.
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    I think that cobia on the grill hard to beat - I like to make up a marinade with orange juice and chilli powder - nice bold flavors that compliment the fish. The meat is firm and holds up really well to grilling.
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    The meat was firm and held up well on the grill which is a great quality to begin with. I wonder what it was about my Cobia that made it taste so fishy.

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    Cobia is known for being somewhat bland and non-fishy, which is why its a favorite. It is rich in texture and body. It grills well with butter and salt.

    Maybe you got an old fillet or something. Did you grill with skin on? Leaving a cobia skin on when grilling will make it fishy. Also not cutting out bloodlines will make it fishy.

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    No, I speared it and butchered it promptly removing the skin and any red stuff. I was really looking forward to making a shish kabob wrapped in bacon but even the bacon did not take away the fishy taste.
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    Don't have a phobia for Cobia as it taste like labia from Latvia...
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    LOL, I know you always have that pic handy so you don't lose your bearings. Good to see you got the rhymes going on again. BTW that taste I can handle, the Cobia was worse.
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    Pargo, is that the ledge where you shot your's at? Did it taste like a 9 volt battery? Must be how they got the nickname "lemonfish"?

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    That's kind of odd, Pargo. If you kept it fresh and cold it shouldn't have been that way. It's one of my favorites.
    BTW, nice photoshop.

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    Thanks, I hope it's Spearfishing Planet legal. How are your endeavors in the matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpearEasy View Post
    How are your endeavors in the matter?
    Regarding my photoshoping expertise endeavor? I haven't the time or perseverence to follow through...yet.

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    Wow, just wow.
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    Very creative Pargo. In all seriousness, Cobia has tasted pretty good. I'm wondering if the wiper-blades on the mini-van altered its tastes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rolo View Post
    Very creative Pargo. In all seriousness, Cobia has tasted pretty good. I'm wondering if the wiper-blades on the mini-van altered its tastes.
    On the day the I got the Cobia I didn't forget the cooler

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