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    Default list of fish to eat in Gulf (of mexico).

    I am sure this question gets asked once a month but it is not in the first 3 pages.

    what are the fish that can be speared and eaten in the gulf? maybe listed from best tasting and / or most common to only for spearing or trophy only.

    I have never shot a fish, but I am taking DM from a spear fisherman and look forward to giving it a try. I only want to eat the fish I spear.

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    Best tasting
    1. Hogfish
    2. cobia
    3. grouper (Gag, black, Red, scamp)
    4. Snapper (Mangrove, Red, yellowtail)
    5. Amberjack
    6. Permit
    7. Trigger
    You can also eat many other types of fish including barracuda, porgy, grunts and such but personally I would rather eat a cat turd.

    What you will most likely encounter in the Gulf on a regular basis?
    1. Hogfish
    2. Snapper
    3. grouper
    4. Amberjack
    5. Triggerfish are common but with new size limits are rarely seen in a legal size except in deeper water.
    6. Cobia and permit are mostly seasonal

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    IMHO:


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    American Red Snapper
    Mahi

    scamp

    hogfish

    black seabass

    grouper

    cobia

    trigger

    snapper

    AJ

    puddin' head

    Sheepshead

    cuda

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    I think that I would rather eat the ass out of an elephant before I ate another red grouper.
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    Grunts are good eating. I wouldn't go out of my way to spear them, but if I got a cooler full rod and reel fishing, I wouldn't have any problem eating them. Taste like any other snapper type fish. It definitely beats going home with an empty cooler.

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    Default ass of elephant

    how does one prepare the ass of an elephant to eat? i like exotic foods!


    Wish i had not ever tasted scamp grouper. Now everything else is just OK.

    Lots of great fish out there. I think a lot of it is in the preperation.

    Happy Hunting

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    Sheepshead are good, just alot of work for not alot of meat.


    I would say my favorites are this...

    Hogfish
    Swordfish (DO NOT SPEAR)
    American Red Snapper
    Mangrove snapper
    Trigger fish
    Sheepshead
    Scamp Grouper
    Gag grouper
    Amberjack

    Never had the pleasure of trying a Cobia or pompano or anything of that nature so i cannot give any opinions...

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    Flounder are delicious as well. If you see a legal one stick it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by like-fish View Post
    how does one prepare the ass of an elephant to eat? i like exotic foods!
    Raw, not much preparation needed to be better than red grouper...lol
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    i'd put trigger just behind hogfish.

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    My kids say Key West Grunts. Pan fried. Next is grouper. Then sheeps

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    Favorites in order:
    Red Snapper
    Next would be tuna if we ever saw them which we don't
    Trigger
    seabass
    slipper
    hog
    cobia
    spanish makeral
    scamp
    gag
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    trigger has always been my fav. has a firmer texture and very mild flavor.

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